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Catch the Wave at 97.9 WHAV ♦ June 14, 2021
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Haverhill News

Haverhill Expands Downtown Incentive Zones to Encourage More Housing and Rehabilitation

Haverhill Expands Downtown Incentive Zones to Encourage More Housing and Rehabilitation
The Haverhill City Council last night agreed to expand the city’s Housing Development Incentive Zone, a move that has the potential to bring more market rate housing into the downtown area. The existing zone was developed back in 2013 under the state’s Housing Development Incentive Program, which provides tax incentives to developers who undertake new construction or substantial rehabilitation within …

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Clean River Project May Leave Haverhill if Denied More Money; Mayor Says Bill Paid by Ratepayers

Clean River Project May Leave Haverhill if Denied More Money; Mayor Says Bill Paid by Ratepayers
Rocky Morrison says his Clean River Project May be forced to end work on the Merrimack in Haverhill if the city cannot give him more money. Morrison’s operation currently receives $20,000 annually from the city’s water and sewer budget, but he is seeking $65,000 to $70,000 to take on added work requested by the community. So far, he said, the …

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Haverhill Promise Names Winner of ‘School Every Day, No Matter Which Way’ Contest

Haverhill Promise Names Winner of ‘School Every Day, No Matter Which Way’ Contest
Four Haverhill Public Schools students are the big winners of Haverhill Promise’s “School Every Day, No Matter Which Way” attendance awareness poster contest. More than 200 students from public schools, Sacred Hearts and Hillview Montessori entered the contest, designed to highlight the importance of daily school attendance, whether in person or remote. A panel of community artists and volunteers from …

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Regional News

Methuen Police Seek Public’s Help Identifying Men Who Robbed Store at Gunpoint

Methuen Police Seek Public’s Help Identifying Men Who Robbed Store at Gunpoint
Methuen Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying two men who robbed a liquor store at gunpoint Monday night. Two men walked into S&M Liquors at 47 Broadway St. around 10:20 p.m. One of the men then brandished a silver and black handgun and demanded cash from the register. They then fled the store on foot down Annis Street …

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Lowell Man Who Sold Drugs from Methuen Elderly Housing to Serve Six Years in Prison

Lowell Man Who Sold Drugs from Methuen Elderly Housing to Serve Six Years in Prison
One of two men accused of using a Methuen elderly housing complex to sell drugs will serve about six years in prison. U.S. District Court Judge William G. Young this week sentenced 30-year-old Steven Perez of Lowell to 70 months in prison and four years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute fentanyl. Perez pleaded guilty last September to conspiracy …

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Community Spotlight

Haverhill’s Moody Pre-School Conducts Lottery Friday for 2021-2022 School Year

Haverhill’s Moody Pre-School Conducts Lottery Friday for 2021-2022 School Year
Haverhill’s Moody pre-school is accepting applications today for the first round of the 2021-2022 School Year lottery. The first lottery drawing is Friday, Feb. 26. Families will be notified the week of March 1 if they have been accepted for the 2021-2022 school year. Those families interested in being in the lottery are asked to call Moody Preschool at 978-347-3459.

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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: Susan McNeff, senior director, YWCA Northeastern Massachusetts.
  • 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.
  • 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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