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Haverhill News

Third Update: Haverhill Man Faces Armed Assault with Intent to Murder in Alleged Attack

Third Update: Haverhill Man Faces Armed Assault with Intent to Murder in Alleged Attack
One woman received what were described as “life-threatening” injuries and a 23-year-old Haverhill man is under arrest after the apparent “attack” last yesterday afternoon. Twenty-three-year-old Jake Kavanaugh, of Haverhill was arrested and being arraigned today in Haverhill District Court, according to Essex County District Attorney Jonathan W. Blodgett’s spokeswoman Carrie Kimball. She said this morning he is expected to be …

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Haverhill Council Balks After Being Left Out as Brandy Brow Road Land Supplants Corliss Hill Lot

Haverhill Council Balks After Being Left Out as Brandy Brow Road Land Supplants Corliss Hill Lot
Haverhill’s city administration appears to favor purchasing one parcel in East Haverhill over another to protect water supplies. It ruffled feathers among members of the City Council this week, however, when it left out the body that remains partly responsible under law for decision-making on such land deals. Councilors responded by a largely symbolic 6-3 vote against ratifying the mayor’s …

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Gov. Baker Appoints Northern Essex Community College Grad Sanchez as School Trustee

Gov. Baker Appoints Northern Essex Community College Grad Sanchez as School Trustee
Northern Essex Community College graduate Glennys Sanchez of Lawrence is returning to her alma mater as a trustee. Gov. Charlie Baker appointed Sanchez, a, community activist and leader in K-16 education and research. She is currently a senior associate with the Great Schools Partnership, a nonprofit school support organization working to redesign public education. In that role, she coaches schools …

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Regional News

Methuen Receives $550,000 Federal Grant for Broadway Street Improvements, Social Services

Methuen Receives $550,000 Federal Grant for Broadway Street Improvements, Social Services
Methuen is receiving $550,000 to make Americans with Disability Act-related improvements to Broadway Street and provide social service assistance for youth services, childcare, elder transportation and adult literacy. The money comes from federal Community Development Block Grant awards distributed by Baker-Polito administration. Forty-one communities in all shared in $34 million in federal money to pursue such local projects as housing …

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Educators Cheer Vaccination Eligibility, Skeptical Over Possible State Move Ordering School Return

Educators Cheer Vaccination Eligibility, Skeptical Over Possible State Move Ordering School Return
Massachusetts educators are cheering orders that they are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations, but appear more skeptical of plans to allow the state’s education commissioner to effectively decide when students return to in-person learning. Starting March 11, teachers, early educators and school staff members will be able to try to sign up for COVID-19 vaccine appointments through any of the …

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Community Spotlight

Ruth’s House Showcasing Local Artists Beginning with Veteran Mark Nystedt

Ruth’s House Showcasing Local Artists Beginning with Veteran Mark Nystedt
Ruth’s House, which operates a Lafayette Square, Haverhill, thrift shop and provides clothing and employment training opportunities to individuals and families, has begun showcasing local artists. During March and April, the public may view work by Mark Nystedt of Haverhill at Ruth’s House, 111 Lafayette Square. Nystedt describes his works as “Biblically based mono-prints, on paper, 23x35 with oil-based printer’s …

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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.
  • Our Miss Brooks: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Friday’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: State Rep. Andy X. Vargas.
  • 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.
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