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

To Help Restaurants Rebound, Haverhill Council Seeks to Ensure Parking Space Availability

To Help Restaurants Rebound, Haverhill Council Seeks to Ensure Parking Space Availability
Haverhill restaurant owners, hoping to revive their businesses in the aftermath of COVID-19, are expressing concern over the potential lack of parking downtown. City Councilor Joseph J. Bevilacqua told his colleagues Tuesday night he has spoken with several downtown business owners who have said they are afraid that customers will turn away if they cannot find parking. He said this …

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Watch Your Step: Haverhill Councilors Call on Dog Walkers to Cleanup After Their Pets

Watch Your Step: Haverhill Councilors Call on Dog Walkers to Cleanup After Their Pets
The Haverhill City Council says it is time for dog walkers to bring along their pooper scoopers. Council President Melinda E. Barrett highlighted the problem this week, saying animal waste is particularly a problem along the Rep. Brian S. Dempsey Boardwalk and James Fiorentini Bradford Rail Trail. She says it has gotten out of hand and an increase in fines …

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Haverhill/Plaistow YMCA Formally Opens Early Learning Center at Northern Essex Community College

Haverhill/Plaistow YMCA Formally Opens Early Learning Center at Northern Essex Community College
Members of the Greater Haverhill Chamber were on hand yesterday when the Haverhill/Plaistow YMCA cut the ribbon at its new Early Learning Center at Northern Essex Community College. More than a year in the making, the YMCA of the North Shore began accepting students this year at the child care center on Northern Essex Community College’s Haverhill campus. WHAV first …

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Regional News

Sen. DiZoglio, Mayor Perry Say it Will Take a Year to Vaccinate Methuen Residents at Current Pace

Sen. DiZoglio, Mayor Perry Say it Will Take a Year to Vaccinate Methuen Residents at Current Pace
State Sen. Diana DiZoglio and Methuen Mayor Neil Perry yesterday called on Gov. Charlie Baker’s Administration to send more COVID-19 vaccines to Methuen, saying at the current rate it will take a year to vaccinate residents. Their pleas come on the heels of Methuen being again designated one of the state’s high-risk, “red” zones. “While we appreciate the Administration recently, …

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Rep. Minicucci Ties Climate Change Legislation to 2018 Gas Explosions, Fires and Death

Rep. Minicucci Ties Climate Change Legislation to 2018 Gas Explosions, Fires and Death
There was a special meaning for Rep. Christina A. Minicucci when the House re-enacted climate legislation yesterday. The North Andover Democrat highlighted gas pipeline safety measures included in the bill while recalling Sept. 13, 2018—the day over-pressurized natural gas pipelines managed by Columbia Gas exploded and caused major damage to homes in the area and set off a number of …

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Community Spotlight

Haverhill’s Historic and Cultural Sites Offer Cultural Treasures Virtual Camp in April

Haverhill’s Historic and Cultural Sites Offer Cultural Treasures Virtual Camp in April
Haverhill’s historic and cultural sites are teaming up for a “Cultural Treasures Virtual Camp” Tuesday through Friday, April 20-23. Programs Tuesday, April 20, originate at 10 a.m. from the Haverhill Fire Fighting Museum, where attendees learn about fire safety and take a virtual tour. On Wednesday at 10 a.m., visitors plant sunflower seeds and hear about the connection to Hannah …

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Reminder: VA Bedford and Haverhill Veterans’ Services Plan COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Locally March 21

Reminder: VA Bedford and Haverhill Veterans’ Services Plan COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Locally March 21
(This item first appeared on this page March 2.) VA Bedford Healthcare System and the Haverhill Department of Veterans’ Services plan a local Veteran COVID-19 vaccination clinic later this month. VA will administer the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine by appointment to local veterans Sunday, March 21, at 9 a.m., at the Dr. Albert B. Consentino School, 685 Washington St., Haverhill. …

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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. Guests: North Andover School Committee member Holly Vietzke-Lynch and Thea Tsagaris of the Exchange Club of Haverhill.
  • 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. Guest: Greater Haverhill Chamber President and CEO Irene Haley.
  • 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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