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Councilors Welcome EforAll to Haverhill Following Grant Celebration at UMass iHub

Councilors Welcome EforAll to Haverhill Following Grant Celebration at UMass iHub
(Additional photograph below.) Haverhill city councilors Tuesday night welcomed Entrepreneurship for All—a small business start-up accelerator program. As only WHAV reported a little more than two weeks ago, the Lowell-based program—called EforAll, for short, and EparaTodos in Spanish—received a $242,779 federal grant to open a branch in Haverhill. City Council Vice President John A. Michitson attended a celebration of the …

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Former Middleton Counsel Fallon Becomes Haverhill’s New Assistant City Solicitor

Former Middleton Counsel Fallon Becomes Haverhill’s New Assistant City Solicitor
Thomas C. Fallon, Middleton’s former town counsel, is Haverhill’s new assistant city solicitor. Fallon comes on board as City Solicitor William D. Cox Jr. retires and moves to part-time service. Back in July, WHAV reported Cox stepped down as the School Committee’s lawyer and also cut back on city government work. Fallon, an attorney since 1983 at the Beverly law …

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Federal Grand Jury Indicts Former Haverhill Man for Not Registering as Sex Offender

Federal Grand Jury Indicts Former Haverhill Man for Not Registering as Sex Offender
A former Haverhill resident, arrested last month for allegedly failing to register as a sex offender after moving, was indicted by a federal grand jury and appeared in U.S. District Court Tuesday. As WHAV reported early last month, 53-year-old Frank Boyd was classified as a Level 3 sex offender after convicted of sex crimes against children in 2001 and 2009. …

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Regional News

Haverhill, Methuen, Groveland, Other Area Communities Share in Federal Road Safety Grants

Haverhill, Methuen, Groveland, Other Area Communities Share in Federal Road Safety Grants
Haverhill and area community police departments were formally awarded Wednesday federal Municipal Road Safety Program grants. Haverhill was awarded $64,985; Lawrence, $51,057; Methuen, $32,595; and Groveland, $5,760. Statewide, 186 communities and state agencies completed the competitive grant process by submitting plans for improved traffic safety training, equipment, and enforcement, designed to align with the state’s Annual Highway Safety Plan. The …

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Massachusetts Communities Worry About State-Sponsored Kidnapping of Migrants

Massachusetts Communities Worry About State-Sponsored Kidnapping of Migrants
It happened on Martha’s Vineyard and other Massachusetts communities are openly questioning whether they’ll receive the same lack of courtesy notice of future arrivals. Community and political leaders on Martha’s Vineyard scrambled Wednesday night to secure accommodations for about 50 people who arrived on the island by plane, apparently sent as part of a Republican governor’s immigrant “relocation program.” Gov. …

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Campaign Notes: DeFranco Joins N.H. Gov. Sununu Tonight, Ramos Seeks 14th Essex Rep. Seat

Campaign Notes: DeFranco Joins N.H. Gov. Sununu Tonight, Ramos Seeks 14th Essex Rep. Seat
Candidates, uncontested in their own recent party primaries, are taking time to introduce themselves in advance of November’s final elections. Tonight, Haverhill Republican Salvatore P. DeFranco, who is vying against Democratic incumbent Andover Sen. Barry R. Finegold, will be joined by New Hampshire Republican Gov. Christopher T. Sununu for a fundraiser, from 6-8 p.m., at Gametime Lanes & Entertainment, 84 …

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Education

Pentucket Regional School District Formally Dedicates New Schools

Pentucket Regional School District Formally Dedicates New Schools
The singing of the National Anthem helped kick off the official ribbon cutting for the new Pentucket Middle and High School Wednesday. Pentucket High students Lala Weinburg, Maddy Shikes, Paige Nottingham, Keira Milliken and Kyla Dolan welcomed those assembled to hear more about the completed project and get a firsthand look at the new building. Earlier in the day, Pentucket …

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Community Spotlight

Bivalent COVID-19 Booster Shots Are Now Available in Haverhill

Bivalent COVID-19 Booster Shots Are Now Available in Haverhill
COVID-19 booster shots are now being administered in Haverhill by appointment or walk-in. Boosters are available at the Citizens Center, located at 10 Welcome St., Haverhill. Moderna vaccines are being offered for adults 18 and older on Thursdays, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., and for all eligible ages on Sundays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., until the end of September. Pfizer vaccines …

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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. Guests: Haverhill school Superintendent Margaret Marotta and Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority Administrator Noah S. Berger.
  • 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.
  • 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. Guests: Michael Thompson of SCORE and speaker from Haverhill Lions Club.
  • 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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