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Haverhill News

Haverhill May Need to Invest in Merrimack Street Parking Deck Even as It Seeks to Demolish It

Haverhill May Need to Invest in Merrimack Street Parking Deck Even as It Seeks to Demolish It
See related stories: Haverhill to Seek Developer for 3.8 Acres of Downtown Land, Including Goecke Deck and Downtown Analysis: Al Boulanger Can Finally Rest. Although the city wants a developer to buy and demolish the downtown Haverhill parking deck, it requires emergency repairs to at least temporarily restore more than a dozen parking spaces. Council President Melinda E. Barrett told …

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Haverhill’s Education Support Professionals Say Schools ‘Holding Firm’ on Pay Raises

Haverhill’s Education Support Professionals Say Schools ‘Holding Firm’ on Pay Raises
The union representing Haverhill’s education support professionals returns to bargaining with the city in about three weeks after making little progress on a new agreement earlier this week. The union’s contract with the city’s schools expired at the end June, last year. In an update to members of the Haverhill Educational Association, ESP Chair Maureen Zuber said the Haverhill School …

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State Removes Some COVID-19 Restrictions Monday; Haverhill City Hall to Reopen

State Removes Some COVID-19 Restrictions Monday; Haverhill City Hall to Reopen
With the state returning Monday to Step 2, Phase III of its COVID-19 reopening plan, Haverhill likewise plans to fully reopen City Hall that day. Gov. Charlie Baker’s plan returns the Commonwealth to the December phase it was in before new COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations followed the Thanksgiving holiday. One practical effect of the new rules is restaurants will no …

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Whittier Tech Looks Ahead to Spring Sports; Says There Hasn’t Been Enough Room for Fall II Sports

Whittier Tech Looks Ahead to Spring Sports; Says There Hasn’t Been Enough Room for Fall II Sports
Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School is aiming for a spring sports season after having cancelled sports for about a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Whittier Tech Superintendent Maureen Lynch explained, for one, the school hasn’t had the space required by social distancing rules to offer athletics. Her remarks appeared to coincide with some students’ and parents’ calls to …

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Community Spotlight

Food Drive Tomorrow by Merrimack Valley Central Labor Council, United Way and Merrimack Valley Chamber

Food Drive Tomorrow by Merrimack Valley Central Labor Council, United Way and Merrimack Valley Chamber
(Also, see previous story.) The Merrimack Valley Central Labor Council, along with the United Way of Massachusetts and the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce are holding a food drive tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 27. Merrimack Valley Central Labor Council Secretary/Treasurer Bobby Brown told the Haverhill City Council Tuesday that, due to the coronavirus, there continues to be a significant increase in …

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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: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell.
  • 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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