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City Desk

Haverhill Mayor Says Vax Order Was His First Responder Offer; Union Calls Strings Unfair

Haverhill Mayor Says Vax Order Was His First Responder Offer; Union Calls Strings Unfair
Haverhill’s mayor is disputing an account the city’s first responders were not offered COVID-19 “premium pay,” but union members are standing firm a January order came with strings attached. Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini said in a statement Thursday what he called a “carrot and stick” approach in January—paying $500 to city workers who receive vaccinations—is his version of premium …

Sections: COVID-19, Haverhill

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YWCA Northeastern Massachusetts Names 24 to be Honored at 39th Annual Tribute to Women

YWCA Northeastern Massachusetts Names 24 to be Honored at 39th Annual Tribute to Women
Two dozen women from the Merrimack Valley and North Shore are set to be honored in May during the YWCA Northeastern Massachusetts’ 39th Annual Tribute to Women. Honorees for 2022 include businesswomen, educators, politicians, healthcare leaders and others. They are Sen. Diana DiZoglio; Rep. Tram T. Nguyen; Kristen Eagleston, Pfizer; Lenis Perez, Merrimack Valley YMCA; Michelle Adamic, Everyone’s A Player; …

Sections: Haverhill, Region

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Regional News

U.S. Rep. Trahan, State and Local Leaders Celebrate $2 Million Grant to Health Center

U.S. Rep. Trahan, State and Local Leaders Celebrate $2 Million Grant to Health Center
Congresswoman Lori Trahan joined state and community leaders at Greater Lawrence Family Health Center Thursday to celebrate $2 million in federal money she secured to expand primary health services. As WHAV reported first in March, the money helps the Health Center expand its primary health care services at 700 Essex St., in Lawrence, by creating an additional 4,000 square feet …

Sections: Health, Region

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Education

UMass Lowell Names North Andover’s Toby Hodes One of 10 ‘Outstanding Alumni’

UMass Lowell Names North Andover’s Toby Hodes One of 10 ‘Outstanding Alumni’
A North Andover woman was among 10 “Outstanding Alumni” honored by UMass Lowell during a ceremony last week. Toby Hodes, of the class of ’58, is a graduate of the UMass Lowell Francis College of Engineering. Hodes, a former buyer/contract administrator for General Electric, holds a bachelor’s degree in textile chemistry from Lowell Technological Institute, one of UMass Lowell’s predecessor …

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Community Spotlight

Porter Discusses Evolution of Barn Building During Whittier Birthplace Lecture April 28

Porter Discusses Evolution of Barn Building During Whittier Birthplace Lecture April 28
Author and barn expert John Porter discusses “The History of Agriculture as Told by Barns” when Whittier Birthplace hosts the next in its virtual lecture series. The evolution of barn architecture tells the story of New Hampshire agriculture. Barns changed from the early English style, to Yankee style, to gambrel and then pole barns to accommodate the changing agriculture. Porter’s …

Sections: Community Spotlight, Haverhill

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Business Bulletin

Stack’s Restaurant Welcomes Merrimack Valley Chamber Members for Networking Lunch

Stack’s Restaurant Welcomes Merrimack Valley Chamber Members for Networking Lunch
Downtown Haverhill’s Stack’s restaurant is hosting members of the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce for a noon networking lunch. Lunch includes a choice of a specialty burger, chicken sandwich or a vegetarian selection and a soft drink and cash bar. The networking lunch takes place Tuesday, April 26, from noon-1:15 p.m., at Stacks, 155 Washington St., Haverhill. Admission is $24 …

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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: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell and Patricia Graham, Haverhill Firefighting Museum.
  • 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.

Saturday’s Radio Highlights

  • Classic Hits: Favorites all day, except as indicated
  • Community Spotlight: News of upcoming cultural and civic events, quarter past every hour
  • Wave Weather: Every 30 minutes
  • World News: Noon and 11 p.m.
  • Take Two Movie Review: 8:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
  • Mass Moments: Today in Massachusetts history, 6:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
  • Gunsmoke: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Sunday’s Radio Highlights

  • Classic Hits: Favorites all day, except as indicated
  • Community Spotlight: News of upcoming cultural and civic events, quarter past every hour
  • Wave Weather: Every 30 minutes
  • Pulse on Health: Sit in on the most recent All Site Meeting, hosted by Dr. Guy Fish, president and CEO of Greater Lawrence Family Health Center. Dr. Zandra Kelley, chief medical officer, also provides some of the more recent COVID-19 statistics. Finally, hear from Rich Napolitano, chief strategy officer, as he does a quick overview of what the External Relations department does for the Health Center.
  • World News: Noon, 6 and 11 p.m.
  • Take Two Movie Review: 8:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
  • Mass Moments: Today in Massachusetts history, 6:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
  • Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Monday’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: Greater Haverhill Chamber President and CEO Alex Eberhardt and Michael Thompson of SCORE.
  • 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.
  • Suspense: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
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