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Haverhill City Council Looks to Restore its Authority Over Major Building Projects

Haverhill City Council Looks to Restore its Authority Over Major Building Projects
The Haverhill City Council is looking to take back some of the authority it lost during zoning changes in 2020. The Haverhill City Council Tuesday will hear a proposal by city Solicitor William D. Cox Jr. to specify which changes in development projects require public hearings. Councilors have expressed concerns the city’s new zoning ordinances limited their roles to site …

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Northern Essex President Lane Glenn a Finalist for State Higher Education Commissioner

Northern Essex President Lane Glenn a Finalist for State Higher Education Commissioner
When the state Board of Higher Education conducts interviews this week with finalists for the job of commissioner, Northern Essex Community College President Lane A. Glenn is expected to be among them. Finalists are expected to be named today following the board’s research during the last week into candidates’ backgrounds, including “referencing and deep background checks.” Glenn is expected to …

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State Awards Early College Grants to Merrimack College and a UMass Lowell Program at Methuen High

State Awards Early College Grants to Merrimack College and a UMass Lowell Program at Methuen High
Merrimack College and a UMass Lowell program targeting Methuen High School are among the beneficiaries of state grants for new early college pilots aimed at significantly increasing the number of underrepresented students taking college courses while still in high school. The state Executive Office of Education said Monday Merrimack College is receiving $120,000, while a UMass Lowell partnership with Methuen …

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Education

Free Speech Group Takes Aim at UMass Lowell’s Prohibition on ‘Offensive’ Internet Use

Free Speech Group Takes Aim at UMass Lowell’s Prohibition on ‘Offensive’ Internet Use
A national free speech group is criticizing UMass Lowell’s internet “Acceptable Use Policy” against accessing or distributing “offensive” material. Philadelphia-based Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression, FIRE for short, Monday named UMass Lowell as its August monthly example of “a university policy that hinders students’ free expression.” “Since most online content could be called offensive by someone, the policy has …

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Community Spotlight

West Point’s Williams Performs Wednesday at Methuen Memorial Music Hall

West Point’s Williams Performs Wednesday at Methuen Memorial Music Hall
Craig Williams from West Point, New York, performs an organ concert Wednesday at Methuen Memorial Music Hall. Williams will be playing works by Dupre, Thayer, Williams, Faxon, Sowande, Price and Liszt on the first concert pipe organ in the United States. The concert takes place Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 7:30 p.m., at Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Methuen. Tickets …

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Business Bulletin

National Trade Association Names Haverhill Bank as one of America’s ‘Top Lenders’

National Trade Association Names Haverhill Bank as one of America’s ‘Top Lenders’
Haverhill Bank is the only Massachusetts bank to rank in the top 10 in its category as one of America’s “Top Lenders.” Independent Community Bankers of America, a national trade association, recently named Haverhill Bank as a top lender among consumer banks with between $300 million to $1 billion in assets. “Last year, community bank loan producers were faced with …

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