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City Desk

Faro Family Proposes Route 125, Haverhill, ‘Village’ With 230 Apartments, Restaurant, Retail

Faro Family Proposes Route 125, Haverhill, ‘Village’ With 230 Apartments, Restaurant, Retail
Neighbors of Joseph’s Trattoria restaurant in Ward Hill received a briefing this week on plans to demolish a mostly vacant industrial building, two single-family homes and the restaurant and build 230 housing units, a restaurant and retail space on the site off Route 125. As only WHAV reported near the end of 2020, Tuscan Village Developer Joseph Faro hinted at …

Sections: Haverhill

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Statewide Early Voting Begins Saturday; Haverhill City Hall Open This Weekend 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Statewide Early Voting Begins Saturday; Haverhill City Hall Open This Weekend 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Early voting begins this Saturday and continues for a week across the Commonwealth. In Haverhill, City Clerk Linda L. Koutoulas told WHAV residents may cast ballots Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., only at City Hall and in the former Registry of Motor Vehicles space, 4 Summer St. Early voting continues Monday-Friday, beginning at 8 a.m., each day, at …

Sections: Election Central, Haverhill

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Regional News

Grand Jury Indicts Man in 36-Year-Old Cold Case Murder of North Andover Woman

Grand Jury Indicts Man in 36-Year-Old Cold Case Murder of North Andover Woman
A 62-year-old man, already in prison for a 2008 conviction, was indicted Wednesday and charged with the strangling death of a 20-year-old North Andover woman in June 1986. Essex County District Attorney Jonathan W. Blodgett said an Essex County Grand Jury indicted John Carey, who turns 63 on Sept. 3, after hearing evidence in the 36-year-old cold case. Claire Gravel, …

Sections: Crime, Region

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Education

First Generation College Student Joins Northern Essex Community College Board of Trustees

First Generation College Student Joins Northern Essex Community College Board of Trustees
Jouel Gómez of Haverhill, a Northern Essex Community College graduate, community volunteer and current president of the college’s Alumni Board, was recently confirmed as the new alumni-elected member of the Northern Essex Board of Trustees by Gov. Charlie Baker. Gómez is a senior manager at Massachusetts General Brigham’s Newton-Wellesley Hospital. After graduating from Northern Essex in 2015, he earned his …

Sections: Education, Haverhill, Region

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Community Spotlight

Finegold’s 617 Rocks Foundation Hosts Godsmack Charity Concert Saturday in Boston

Finegold’s 617 Rocks Foundation Hosts Godsmack Charity Concert Saturday in Boston
Sen. Barry R. Finegold, recognizing his wife, family and friends who battled cancer, is hosting a concert at the new Fenway Music Hall Saturday to raise money for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and support the Scars Foundation. Finegold’s 617 Rocks Foundation, in partnership with Live Nation, said its first annual charity benefit concert features Lawrence’s own Sully Erna and his band …

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  • WIN for Breakfast: Local news, weather, traffic, sports and information. Win Damon is light, lively and local, 6-9 a.m. Guest: YWCA Director of Early Learning and Youth Services Mandy Chaput.
  • 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.
  • FSN World News: 11 p.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. Guest: Greater Lawrence Community Action Council Director of Social Services Annmary Connor.
  • 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.
  • FSN World News: 11 p.m.
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