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

Council Endorses Haverhill Library Plan to Erect Book Panels on Dempsey Boardwalk

Council Endorses Haverhill Library Plan to Erect Book Panels on Dempsey Boardwalk
Haverhill residents and visitors will be able to enjoy a leisurely stroll along the Rep. Brian S. Dempsey Boardwalk this summer while, at the same time, reading a good book. The City Council approved last week a request by the Haverhill Public Library to post a series of panels along the railings downtown between Haverhill Heights and the Landmark Building …

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Haverhill VFW and Coalition of Veterans Groups Deliver Cooked Easter Meals and Groceries

Haverhill VFW and Coalition of Veterans Groups Deliver Cooked Easter Meals and Groceries
More than 250 Easter meals were delivered to veterans and their families this weekend by a coalition led by Haverhill’s Veterans of Foreign Wars, Lorraine Post 29. Free meals of baked ham, mac and cheese and green beans were packaged in microwavable containers and delivered Saturday in time to be reheated for Easter Sunday, according to the VFW. The dinners …

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Mass. Bar Association Applauds Kazarosian Police Board Appointment; Calls Choice ‘Inspired’

Mass. Bar Association Applauds Kazarosian Police Board Appointment; Calls Choice ‘Inspired’
The Massachusetts Bar Association is applauding the appointment of Haverhill attorney Marsha V. Kazarosian to the state’s new Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission., saying she brings “much-needed perspective.” As WHAV reported first Friday, Kazarosian is one of several appointments required of Attorney General Maura Healey to the Commission. The board will create a police officer certification system and processes …

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Mallory Strain Joins Rep. Andy Vargas’ Office as Legislative Aide

Mallory Strain Joins Rep. Andy Vargas’ Office as Legislative Aide
Mallory Strain recently joined the staff of Haverhill state Rep. Andy X. Vargas as legislative aide. Strain graduated from Suffolk University where she studied economics and government. “Mallory’s experience working with small businesses combined with her data analysis skills will greatly assist Haverhill, as my office continues to work with our community partners to develop a resilient post-pandemic economy,” said …

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MassDevelopment’s Anderson to Address Greater Haverhill Chamber’s Leads Lunch Wednesday

MassDevelopment’s Anderson to Address Greater Haverhill Chamber’s Leads Lunch Wednesday
Ron Anderson, vice president of business development at MassDevelopment, will be on hand for a Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce virtual Leads Lunch Wednesday. MassDevelopment, a quasi-government agency, lists its top three goals as stimulating business, driving economic growth and helping communities thrive across Massachusetts. The online program takes place Wednesday, April 7, from noon-1 p.m. Admission is free for …

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I-495 Construction Update: Daytime Lane Closings Take Place for Southbound Work

I-495 Construction Update: Daytime Lane Closings Take Place for Southbound Work
Construction of barriers to protect bridge foundation piers on the Ward Hill Connector overpass above I-495 in Haverhill brings daytime lane closings next week on the southbound side of the highway. The existing bridge piers are near where the under-construction I-495 southbound bridge will move traffic. Single right lane closings take place Monday, April 5, through Thursday, April 8, between …

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Regional News

State Police Seize ‘Ghost Gun’ During Arrest of Man Wanted for Crimes in Methuen

State Police Seize ‘Ghost Gun’ During Arrest of Man Wanted for Crimes in Methuen
A 20-year-old man wanted for armed robbery, assault with dangerous weapons, firearm offenses and making threats in Methuen was arrested Thursday and a “ghost gun,” ammunition and drugs seized by Massachusetts State Police. A “ghost gun” has no serial number and is an untraceable gun assembled from parts purchased separately. Marino Pimental of Lawrence was arrested by troopers assigned to …

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North Andover Woman Pleads Guilty to Performing Possibly Dangerous Silicone Injections

North Andover Woman Pleads Guilty to Performing Possibly Dangerous Silicone Injections
A 72-year-old North Andover woman pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in Boston to performing and charging for potentially dangerous silicone injections. Gladys Araceli Ceron administered silicone oil, a substance that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns can travel through blood vessels and cause a stroke, death or permanent disfigurement. Ceron pleaded guilty to five counts of delivery for …

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Community Spotlight

Pentucket Players Presents Comedy-Drama ‘Mass Appeal’ April 30 and May 1 and 2

Pentucket Players Presents Comedy-Drama ‘Mass Appeal’ April 30 and May 1 and 2
Pentucket Players returns to in-person productions with its presentation of “Mass Appeal” April 30 and May 1 and 2 at Haverhill City Hall auditorium. “Mass Appeal,” a comedy-drama written by Bill C. Davis, is the first live, fully staged production since the pandemic hit. It is directed by John R. Buzzell of Haverhill, and features, veteran actor Les Tarmy 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. 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.
  • Suspense: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Tuesday’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: Haverhill school Superintendent Margaret Marotta.
  • 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.
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