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I-495 Hilldale Avenue Overpass Becomes Ted and Mary Murphy Bridge to Honor Haverhill Couple

I-495 Hilldale Avenue Overpass Becomes Ted and Mary Murphy Bridge to Honor Haverhill Couple
Ted and Mary Murphy, owners of Garrison’s Golf Center in Haverhill, are being recognized for their longtime service and dedication to the city with the Hilldale Avenue bridge over Interstate 495 being named in their honor. Gov. Charlie Baker last week signed the “Ted and Mary Murphy Bridge” legislation that worked its way quietly through the State House over the …

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Latest Poll Shows DiZoglio Slightly Ahead of Dempsey in Race for State Auditor; Election Underway Today

Latest Poll Shows DiZoglio Slightly Ahead of Dempsey in Race for State Auditor; Election Underway Today
An end of August poll shows Sen. Diana DiZoglio now running neck and neck with her opponent in the race to become the state’s next auditor. The poll by DAPA Research for the National Association of Government Employees, Service Employees International Union, found DiZoglio leading 25% to former Assistant Transportation Secretary Chris Dempsey’s 24% with 51% undecided when the poll …

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Regional News

Groveland Plans to Conduct Sewer Smoke Testing This Week to Look for Any Leaks

Groveland Plans to Conduct Sewer Smoke Testing This Week to Look for Any Leaks
“White smoke” is being blown into Groveland sewer pipes this week to check for outside water leaking into the system. Groveland Water and Sewer Department Superintendent Colin Stokes says smoke testing planned this week is dependent on weather. Specific dates and times will be announced when available. He said those customers directly affected will be notified. Officials say smoke testing …

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Community Spotlight

Bowling and Mini Golf Events Sunday Benefit Mishstrong and Related Charities

Bowling and Mini Golf Events Sunday Benefit Mishstrong and Related Charities
A series of events are taking place starting this weekend to benefit Mishstrong, in honor of Michelle Benedetti, and supported charities such as St. Ann’s Home. Mishstrong awards scholarships to students planning careers in social work and supports charities that were important to Benedetti, who lost her battle with metastatic breast cancer in 2019. She worked in social services for …

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Business Bulletin

Podcast: Rep. Vargas Enjoyed a Front-Row Seat Watching EforAll Help Haverhill Startups

Podcast: Rep. Vargas Enjoyed a Front-Row Seat Watching EforAll Help Haverhill Startups
Lowell-based Entrepreneurship for All, which is opening a Haverhill office, has already helped launch Haverhill startups. As only WHAV reported last week, the group plans to celebrate Thursday its receipt of a $242,779 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration for its Haverhill satellite. State Rep. Andy X. Vargas, a former employee of EforAll, told WHAV he had a front …

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