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Catch the Wave at 97.9 WHAV ♦ June 15, 2021
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Haverhill News

With Storm-Related Remote Learning, Haverhill Opens Free Breakfast and Lunch Sites Earlier

With Storm-Related Remote Learning, Haverhill Opens Free Breakfast and Lunch Sites Earlier
For a timely list of cancellations and postponements, listen to “Win for Breakfast,” live each morning from 6-9 over 97.9 WHAV. With Haverhill Public Schools and Whittier Tech having a remote learning days, free breakfast and lunch is available one hour earlier toda. “Grab ‘n’ Go” meal site are open from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Dr. Albert B. Consentino, …

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Public Meetings This Week: City Council Considers MBTA, School Lots for Resident Off-Street Parking

Public Meetings This Week: City Council Considers MBTA, School Lots for Resident Off-Street Parking
The public has opportunities to shape policy this week as various Haverhill boards meet. In the interest of transparency in government, WHAV provides this list of upcoming meetings every week. A Haverhill city councilor says there is a need for additional off-street parking for residents during the winter months. Councilor Joseph J. Bevilacqua plans to suggest to his colleagues tomorrow …

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Haverhill Police Dept. Honors Officer Tully for Bringing Order to ‘Very Chaotic’ Crime Scene

Haverhill Police Dept. Honors Officer Tully for Bringing Order to ‘Very Chaotic’ Crime Scene
The Haverhill Police Department is honoring Patrolman Katelyn Tully for her first aid and other efforts at last November’s murder scene on Marble Street. Tully was awarded the department’s Employee Excellence Award for the for the fourth quarter of 2020 for her actions the night of Nov. 21 as one of the first officers on the scene. She entered the …

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Haverhill Police Arrest Two 23-Year-Olds for Alleged Drug Dealing

Haverhill Police Arrest Two 23-Year-Olds for Alleged Drug Dealing
Two 23-year-old Lawrence men were arrested by Haverhill Police early Friday night on drug dealing and related charges. Jordan Bisono and Marcos Estevez were arrested by Patrolman Matthew Marshall just before 7 p.m., Friday, on Pecker Street. Both were charged with distribution of a class D drug and possession of drugs with intent to distribute. Class D drugs include marijuana.

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Grand Jury Indicts Three Men in Connection with Nov. 21 Haverhill Stabbing Murder

Grand Jury Indicts Three Men in Connection with Nov. 21 Haverhill Stabbing Murder
Three men connected with last November’s stabbing murder of a 26-year-old in Haverhill were indicted today by an Essex County grand jury. Indicted were 20-year-old David Trongeau and 19-year-old Kaiden Henderson for murder and armed robbery and 24-year-old Devaughn Johnson for two counts of being an accessory after the fact. The indictments move the cases out of Haverhill District Court …

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Regional News

Haverhill and Other Area Fire Departments Receive Grants to Educate Youth and Seniors

Haverhill and Other Area Fire Departments Receive Grants to Educate Youth and Seniors
A number of area fire departments were among 239 statewide to share in nearly $2 million in grants for education programs for children and older adults. Haverhill, Methuen, Andover, Groveland, Merrimac and North Andover were awarded Student Awareness of Fire Education—or SAFE—and Senior SAFE grants. “Since 1996, the SAFE program has brought fire education to hundreds of thousands of students …

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Community Spotlight

Haverhill’s Whittier Birthplace Offers Free ‘Snow Shoe Poetry Hike’ Thursday Afternoon

Haverhill’s Whittier Birthplace Offers Free ‘Snow Shoe Poetry Hike’ Thursday Afternoon
Whittier Birthplace in Haverhill is having a free “Snow Shoe Poetry Hike” this Thursday afternoon with staff on hand to answer questions. The birthplace of John Greenleaf Whittier at 305 Whittier Road, Haverhill, is also the setting of the poet’s most famous work, “Snow-Bound.” The approximately two-hour tour begins at 2 p.m. The hike follows the half mile Donald C. …

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Radio Listings

Today’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: Haverhill school Superintendent Margaret Marotta and Boys and Girls Club of Greater Haverhill Executive Director Javier Bristol.
  • 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.
  • Lights Out: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Wednesday’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: Luis Santiago, Haverhill Veterans Services Officer.
  • 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.
  • Great Gildersleeve: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
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