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

Haverhill Agrees to Consider Plan to Return All Students to School in April; One Member Dissents

Haverhill Agrees to Consider Plan to Return All Students to School in April; One Member Dissents
All Haverhill public school students could be back in school classrooms by April if some School Committee members have their way. The Committee gave its okay to a proposal by Mayor James. J. Fiorentini to have the superintendent draw up a plan to have all students back in the classroom by April 1. “I believe that it is time to …

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Haverhill Council Expresses Frustration, Makes Case for Earlier Spending on Priorities

Haverhill Council Expresses Frustration, Makes Case for Earlier Spending on Priorities
The business of running a city is not just about how money should be spent, but also when. This was demonstrated this week in a matter showing Haverhill’s mayor and City Council do not always see eye to eye. It became apparent when Councilors Colin F. LePage and Timothy J. Jordan expressed frustration with the lack of movement on a …

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Police Arrest 23-Year-Old in Haverhill Wanted in Connection with Virginia Shooting

Police Arrest 23-Year-Old in Haverhill Wanted in Connection with Virginia Shooting
A 23-year-old man, wanted in connection with a shooting in Virginia, was arrested early this morning at a Haverhill apartment and a rifle and two pistols were seized. Hector Javier Bido, of Dublin, Va., was arrested on Proctor Street, Haverhill, by troopers from the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section, U.S. Marshals Service and Haverhill Police. Officers had identified …

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Farmers to Families Food Boxes Available to Public Today (Friday) at Haverhill High

Farmers to Families Food Boxes Available to Public Today (Friday) at Haverhill High
Farmers to Families Food Boxes are available to residents today (Friday) at Haverhill High School. The boxes contain a variety of fresh produce, meat and dairy products. This program is open to the public and no registration or identification is required. There is a limit of one box per family. Food is available for pickup between 11 a.m. and 4 …

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Pledges $25 Million to Minority-Serving Financial Institutions

Thermo Fisher Scientific Pledges $25 Million to Minority-Serving Financial Institutions
Waltham-based Thermo Fisher Scientific, which has Haverhill locations, said Thursday it is committed to investing up to $25 million in minority-serving financial institutions. The company has committed $20 million to the Black Economic Development Fund, launched by the Local Initiatives Support Corporation to increase financing to Black-led financial institutions, anchor institutions and businesses. Thermo Fisher will also deposit $5 million …

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Regional News

MBTA Plans Online Meetings Next Two Wednesdays to Answer Questions About Service Changes

MBTA Plans Online Meetings Next Two Wednesdays to Answer Questions About Service Changes
Those with questions or comments about reduced MBTA commuter rail weekday service and no weekend trips on the Haverhill line may attend online meetings either of the next two Wednesdays. The MBTA plans to additional service changes April 5 to, as the agency said, stem losses and “match service to new ridership patterns resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.” Officials explained, …

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Community Spotlight

‘Love They Neighbor Food Drive’ Benefits Sacred Hearts Food Pantry Saturday and Sunday

‘Love They Neighbor Food Drive’ Benefits Sacred Hearts Food Pantry Saturday and Sunday
What’s being called the “Love They Neighbor Food Drive” is taking place this Valentine’s weekend to benefit the Sacred Hearts Food Pantry. Boxed, bagged and canned food, paper products, diapers and other items are being collected Saturday, Feb. 13, from 9 a.m.-5p.m., and Sunday, from 7-11:30 a.m., at Sacred Hearts Parish Parking Lot. The lot is next to 6 Carleton …

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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.
  • 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.
  • DJ Chris on the Radio: Live, 6:10 p.m.
  • Couple Next Door: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Saturday’s Radio Highlights

  • Classic Hits: Favorites all day, except as indicated
  • Community Spotlight: News of upcoming cultural and civic events, quarter past every hour
  • Wave Weather: Every 30 minutes
  • World News: Noon and 11 p.m.
  • Take Two Movie Review: 8:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
  • Mass Moments: Today in Massachusetts history, 6:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
  • Gunsmoke: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Sunday’s Radio Highlights

  • Classic Hits: Favorites all day, except as indicated
  • Community Spotlight: News of upcoming cultural and civic events, quarter past every hour
  • Wave Weather: Every 30 minutes
  • World News: Noon, 6 and 11 p.m.
  • Take Two Movie Review: 8:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
  • Mass Moments: Today in Massachusetts history, 6:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
  • Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Monday’s Radio Highlights

  • WIN for Breakfast: Local news, weather, traffic, sports and information. Win Damon is light, lively and local, 6-9 a.m.
  • 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.
  • Suspense: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
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