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City Desk

New Consentino School and Security Staffing Among Tonight’s School Committee Topics

New Consentino School and Security Staffing Among Tonight’s School Committee Topics
The Haverhill School Committee meets tonight with a full agenda ranging from emerging plans for construction of a new Dr. Albert B. Consentino School to a shortage of security staff at Haverhill High School. Appearing recently on WHAV’s morning program, Superintendent Margaret Marotta gave a sneak preview for the Consentino School to replace the 1969-era building on the same site. …

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Haverhill High Celebrates with Markey and Trahan Federal Money to Keep Students Connected

Haverhill High Celebrates with Markey and Trahan Federal Money to Keep Students Connected
Sen. Edward J. Markey and Congresswoman Lori Trahan came to Haverhill High School this week to celebrate one of the largest federal grants to come to the area and aimed at keeping students connected. Following up on a story reported first by WHAV last month, Haverhill schools received $823,630 from the Federal Communications Commission’s Emergency Connectivity Fund. The program provides …

Sections: Education, Haverhill

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Haverhill Public Library Helps WHAV Celebrate First FM Station Launch 74 Years Ago Today

Haverhill Public Library Helps WHAV Celebrate First FM Station Launch 74 Years Ago Today
The Haverhill Public Library today is helping WHAV celebrate another milestone—the first of what would be three different launches of WHAV over FM radio that took place 74 years ago. The library is sharing its Special Collections’ archive of WHAV on social media to commemorate the debut of the FM station April 14, 1948. The original FM signal came a …

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Haverhill Police Say Search Yielded Loaded Machine Gun, Two Arrests at Mount Washington Home

Haverhill Police Say Search Yielded Loaded Machine Gun, Two Arrests at Mount Washington Home
Haverhill and State Police seized, what police called, a loaded machine gun and ammunition after a raid Tuesday at a Mount Washington home. Twenty-four-year-old Hector Bido and 21-year-old Antonio Bido, both of 15 Proctor St., second floor, Haverhill, were arrested after Haverhill Police Narcotics Unit and State Police Violent Fugitive Section entered their residence “in the early morning hours” with …

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Regional News

Grand Jury Indicts 18-Year-Old in Connection with February Shooting Death of Methuen Man

Grand Jury Indicts 18-Year-Old in Connection with February Shooting Death of Methuen Man
An 18-year-old Lawrence man has been charged with murder and gun crimes in connection with the February shooting of a Methuen man. Yanuel Mejia was indicted by an Essex County grand jury yesterday for murder; carrying a firearm, subsequent offense; and possession of a loaded firearm. He was arrested last night in Lawrence through a cooperative effort by the Essex …

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Education

Northern Essex Community College Receives $10 Million in State Money for Two Haverhill Buildings

Northern Essex Community College Receives $10 Million in State Money for Two Haverhill Buildings
Northern Essex Community College will renovate two buildings on its Haverhill campus with $10 million for, what the state described as, “critical infrastructure upgrades” at the 50-year-old buildings. Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito awarded the grants Wednesday at an event at Salem State University. Northern Essex will use the money to rehabilitate its General Services (B) and …

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Community Spotlight

Rocks Village Hand Tub House Plans Quilting Classes During May and June

Rocks Village Hand Tub House Plans Quilting Classes During May and June
Quilting classes are coming to Rocks Village’s historic Hand Tub House during May and June. Instructor Diane Fay gives classes Tuesdays from May 3 to June 28, from 7-9 p.m., at 1 River Road, Haverhill. The class is designed for the seasoned quilter and newcomer alike. To reserve a spot, send check by May 1 for $100 to RVMA, c/o …

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Business Bulletin

Sal’s Pizza Celebrates New Designation as ‘Official Pizza of the Boston Red Sox’

Sal’s Pizza Celebrates New Designation as ‘Official Pizza of the Boston Red Sox’
Sal’s Pizza is the “Official Pizza of the Boston Red Sox.” As of opening day, Sal’s Pizza will be the exclusive pizza served at Fenway Park. This includes all concession stands as well as the State Street Pavilion. Pizza will be made on site and served hot and fresh. There will be cheese and pepperoni slices and full pizzas available. …

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Today’s Radio Highlights

  • WIN for Breakfast: Local news, weather, traffic, sports and information. Win Damon is light, lively and local, 6-9 a.m. Guests: Deborah Chiaravalloti, Holy Family Hospital, and Veterans Northeast Outreach Center Executive Director Scott Forbes.
  • Classic Hits: Favorites all day, except as indicated
  • Local News: Every half hour from 6-9 a.m., hourly 9 a.m.-3 p.m., every half hour from 3-6 p.m.
  • Community Spotlight: News of upcoming cultural and civic events, quarter past every hour
  • Mass Moments: Today in Massachusetts history, 6:45 a.m. and 3:45 p.m.
  • Melinda’s Garden Moment: Melinda Myers offers tips, 7:45 and 4:45 p.m.
  • Sound Beat: 8:45 a.m. and 5:45 p.m.
  • Insight Daily: 9:45 a.m. and 6:45 p.m.
  • Haverhill School Committee: When in session, Live. 7 p.m.
  • Our Miss Brooks: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Friday’s Radio Highlights

  • WIN for Breakfast: Local news, weather, traffic, sports and information. Win Damon is light, lively and local, 6-9 a.m. Guests: Patricia Graham, Haverhill Firefighting Museum, and Tony Pecci, Haverhill Lions Club.
  • Classic Hits: Favorites all day, except as indicated
  • Local News: Every half hour from 6-9 a.m., hourly 9 a.m.-3 p.m., every half hour from 3-6 p.m.
  • Community Spotlight: News of upcoming cultural and civic events, quarter past every hour
  • Mass Moments: Today in Massachusetts history, 6:45 a.m. and 3:45 p.m.
  • Melinda’s Garden Moment: Melinda Myers offers tips, 7:45 and 4:45 p.m.
  • Sound Beat: 8:45 a.m. and 5:45 p.m.
  • Insight Daily: 9:45 a.m. and 6:45 p.m.
  • All Request Friday Night: Chris Porter, live, 6:15 p.m. Call 978-374-1900.
  • Couple Next Door: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
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