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Haverhill News

Haverhill Council Supports Exploring Off-Street Parking Ideas at Schools, Train Station

Haverhill Council Supports Exploring Off-Street Parking Ideas at Schools, Train Station
Finding off-street parking in Haverhill, particularly during a snowy winter, can be a daunting task. In an attempt to alleviate that problem, Haverhill City Councilor Joseph J. Bevilacqua presented two ideas at Tuesday night’s council meeting. The first was to allow parking in neighborhood school parking lots. “During the times of snow emergencies, I would like to suggest that we …

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Haverhill’s Education Support Professionals and School Committee Resume Talks Today

Haverhill’s Education Support Professionals and School Committee Resume Talks Today
Haverhill’s education support professionals and the Haverhill School Committee are scheduled to try again today to resolve differences over proposed pay increases. The ESPs, represented by the Haverhill Education Association, are calling for more progress toward earning, what they call, a “living wage.” Maureen Zuber, the ESP’s bargaining team chair, said the approximately 180 employees are asking for a 2% …

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Haverhill Opens COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center to Help Residents Make Appointments

Haverhill Opens COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center to Help Residents Make Appointments
Residents who have been perplexed by the state’s confusing COVID-19 vaccine rollout are getting help from Haverhill City Hall. Mayor James J. Fiorentini said the city has launched its own bilingual COVID-19 vaccine call center, staffed by the city’s Human Services Department in the Citizens Center on Welcome Street. “We have been flooded with calls from anxious residents struggling to …

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Podcast: Pandemic Challenges Again Stress Haverhill Graduation Plans, Impact Enrollments

Podcast: Pandemic Challenges Again Stress Haverhill Graduation Plans, Impact Enrollments
With the global pandemic entering a second year, it’s not just students having to cope with new school realities. Administrators are likewise finding themselves facing challenges such as the prospect of another unusual graduation day. Haverhill School Superintendent Margaret Marotta, a guest recently on WHAV’s morning program, says with Haverhill High School’s graduation coming up in less than four months, …

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I-495 Construction Update: Daytime Lane Closings Daytimes Through Friday

I-495 Construction Update: Daytime Lane Closings Daytimes Through Friday
Movement of a crane at the work site of the new I-495 bridges in Haverhill means lane closings daytimes through Friday. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation reports there will be temporary right lane closures on the southbound side of the highway, between exits 49 and 48, Wednesday, Feb.10, through Friday, Feb. 12, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each day.

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Regional News

Congresswoman Trahan Reports Release from Quarantine; Sends Thanks to Well-Wishers

Congresswoman Trahan Reports Release from Quarantine; Sends Thanks to Well-Wishers
Congresswoman Lori Trahan reports she is out of quarantine after testing positive two weeks ago for COVID-19. The congresswoman Tweeted Tuesday, “Quarantine behind us. A ridiculous number of hugs ahead.” In a statement, her office added, “She is grateful to everyone who has checked in on her and her family since she first tested positive.” Trahan said late in January …

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Community Spotlight

Power of Self Education Begins 2021 Black History Speaker Series Tonight Online

Power of Self Education Begins 2021 Black History Speaker Series Tonight Online
Power of Self Education begins its 2021 Black History Speaker Series tonight with Susan Harris O’Connor discussing her “Harris Racial Identity Theory: Reflections of a Transracial Adoptee,” and continues tomorrow night with Miguel Andres Quiñones and Christian White with “BIPOC Barriers in Business and Nonprofits: A Candid Conversation.” This is Haverhill-based POSE’s fifth year of Black History Month programming. Both …

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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. 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.

Thursday’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: Carol Lavoie Schuster, Essex County Community Foundation.
  • 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.
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