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

Two-Alarm Fire Destroys Haverhill House Undergoing Renovation; No Injuries Reported

Two-Alarm Fire Destroys Haverhill House Undergoing Renovation; No Injuries Reported
An empty single-family home in Haverhill’s Highlands neighborhood was destroyed by an early morning, two-alarm fire. Fire was reported at the 3 Maplewood Terrace home, which appeared to be undergoing renovations, around 4:35, this morning. Fire Chief Robert M. O’Brien said the building was “fully involved” when firefighters arrived. “It was a defensive operation from outside, containing the fire and …

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Haverhill Police Ask for Public’s Help for Information About Mount Washington Gun Shots

Haverhill Police Ask for Public’s Help for Information About Mount Washington Gun Shots
Haverhill Police are asking for the public’s help for any information about a Mount Washington home being fired upon last Friday night. Police said Monday there were no injuries reported, but a home at 42 Jackson St. was “struck multiple time” by gun shots around 11 p.m. An incident log entry shows police responded to a report of “shots fired” …

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Haverhill City Council Hears Plans Tonight for 18 Condominium Units off Boston Road

Haverhill City Council Hears Plans Tonight for 18 Condominium Units off Boston Road
The public has opportunities to shape policy this week as various Haverhill boards meet. In the interest of transparency in government, WHAV provides this list of upcoming meetings every week. Haverhill city councilors tonight are being asked to approve a special permit to construct 18 condominium units off Boston Road in Haverhill. A group called Boston Haverhill is proposing six …

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Whittier Tech Honors Bob Hardy as March Employee of the Month for Pandemic Efforts

Whittier Tech Honors Bob Hardy as March Employee of the Month for Pandemic Efforts
Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School Facilities Director Bob Hardy was selected as the school’s Employee of the Month for March. (Photograph courtesy of Whittier Tech.) Bob Hardy, well-known to many Haverhill residents as one of the organizers of “Ozzie’s Kids,” started by his father, has been named as the March Employee of the Month by Whittier Regional Vocational Technical …

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Regional News

U.S. Sen. Warren Questions Reopenings, Warning COVID-19 Could ‘Come Back and Bite Us’

U.S. Sen. Warren Questions Reopenings, Warning COVID-19 Could ‘Come Back and Bite Us’
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, during a visit yesterday to a vaccination clinic operated by the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, warned the state’s fast-tracked reopening process may be endangering residents. Warren said the end of the pandemic is in sight, but “we haven’t reached that tipping point” yet where it is safe. “The consequences of not being vigilant. The consequences …

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DiZoglio Files Bill Granting State Employees Pay Raises Matching That of Legislators

DiZoglio Files Bill Granting State Employees Pay Raises Matching That of Legislators
Sen. Diana DiZoglio says state workers should receive the same percentage raise as the one legislators gave themselves. The Senate admitted a late-filed petition Monday from DiZoglio that would raise the incomes of state employees whose collective bargaining agreements expired more than six months ago. DiZoglio’s bill would give those employees a pay raise “equal to the most recent amount …

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Community Spotlight

Naturalist ‘Boot’ Boutwell Leads Tattersall Farm Spring Nature Walk April 25

Naturalist ‘Boot’ Boutwell Leads Tattersall Farm Spring Nature Walk April 25
Naturalist Roland “Boot” Boutwell is again conducting a spring nature walk at Haverhill’s Tattersall Farm. The walk focuses on the identification of spring wildflowers and other plants and participants will observe several early flowering plants in the fields and woods. There will also be a discussion of the natural history of the plants. The spring nature walk takes place Sunday, …

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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.
  • Haverhill City Council: 7 p.m., Live.
  • Lights Out: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Wednesday’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. Lenny Mirra.
  • 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.
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