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Legislators Await Gov. Baker’s Name on Haverhill Election Change, Say Charter Update Brings Benefits

Legislators Await Gov. Baker’s Name on Haverhill Election Change, Say Charter Update Brings Benefits
In anticipation of Gov. Charlie Baker signing Haverhill’s change to mostly ward-based City Council and School Committee elections, local legislators say the new system benefits all residents. As only WHAV reported, the state Senate last week signed off on the city’s home rule petition, following the House’s approval in May. The Senate’s formal enactment of the bill Thursday leaves only …

Sections: Election Central, Haverhill

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Rozon Becomes City of Haverhill Treasurer and Collector Next Week Following Promotion

Rozon Becomes City of Haverhill Treasurer and Collector Next Week Following Promotion
Yenise Rozon, Haverhill’s assistant treasurer and tax collector, will succeed her boss next week and become the first Latina to head a City Hall department Rozon, of Haverhill, has been second in command of the office since 2014. She was promoted by Mayor James J. Fiorentini to lead the department. She takes over from Alicia T. McOsker, whose is retiring …

Sections: Haverhill

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Bradford Railroad Overpass Gets $7.6 Million Federal Grant for a ‘Modern’ Two-Track Bridge

Bradford Railroad Overpass Gets $7.6 Million Federal Grant for a ‘Modern’ Two-Track Bridge
Haverhill’s South Elm Street Railroad overpass, whose narrow supports are blamed for auto traffic congestion, will be replaced with, what officials described as a “modern two-track rail bridge,” paid by a more than $7.6 million federal grant. Congresswoman Lori Trahan, Sen. Edward J. Markey and Congressman Seth Moulton said in a joint release Thursday that the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority …

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Regional News

Family Services of the Merrimack Valley Now Operating Mental Health Crisis Telephone Hotline 24/7

Family Services of the Merrimack Valley Now Operating Mental Health Crisis Telephone Hotline 24/7
Family Services of the Merrimack Valley is the local provider when residents dial 988 for help dealing with suicide, substance use crisis and other kinds of significant emotional challenges. The new 988 lifeline number—which went into effect last month—provides callers with 24/7 access to trained crisis counselors who can help those experiencing mental health-related distress; which includes thoughts of suicide, …

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Education

Receive Northern Essex Community College Enrollment Help Saturday

Receive Northern Essex Community College Enrollment Help Saturday
Northern Essex Community College hosts a fall enrollment event on its Haverhill Campus tomorrow. Enrollment staff will be available to help students get started. Students and their families will learn about academic placement options, complete online orientation and connecting with an advisor. They will also have an opportunity to speak with a financial aid specialist. Activities take place Saturday, Aug. …

Sections: Education, Haverhill

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Community Spotlight

Dedication of the Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo Memorial Mural Takes Place Tonight

Dedication of the Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo Memorial Mural Takes Place Tonight
(Additional photograph below.) The Dedication Ceremony for the Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo Memorial Mural takes place tonight in Lawrence. Rosario Pichardo of Lawrence was killed a year ago during a bombing at the Hamid Karzai Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. She was a U.S. Marine who was helping evacuate women and children from the Kabul Airport. More than 150 Afghans were …

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