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

Haverhill Public Schools Restore WiFi, HHS Seniors Return to In-Person Classes Tuesday

Haverhill Public Schools Restore WiFi, HHS Seniors Return to In-Person Classes Tuesday
Haverhill High School seniors have a chance of ending their final semester in a relatively normal manner as they return to in-person learning Tuesday. School Superintendent Margaret Marotta said Monday night that WiFi is expected to be restored at all school buildings Tuesday following a devastating ransomware attack that took out internet, telephone and other services last week. “While we …

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Plan for 18 Two-Bedroom Condominiums off Boston Road Before Haverhill City Council

Plan for 18 Two-Bedroom Condominiums off Boston Road Before Haverhill City Council
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. The Haverhill City Council hears a proposal tonight to permit 18 two-bedroom condominium homes and relocate an existing single-family home off Boston Road. Boston Haverhill’s plan for six tri-plex buildings …

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Methodical and Patient Haverhill Police Surveillance Nets Three on Fentanyl-Related Charges

Methodical and Patient Haverhill Police Surveillance Nets Three on Fentanyl-Related Charges
A methodical and patient police surveillance effort netted a Haverhill man and woman and a Lowell man on drug and other charges. Haverhill Police arrested 43-year-old Juan M. Rodriguez of Lowell; 33-year-old Matthew Robbins, 215 Hilldale Ave., Haverhill; and 23-year-old Emma Kerivan, 225 Hilldale Ave., Haverhill, after an investigation three days in the making. Each pleaded not guilty to fentanyl-related …

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Housing Organization Honors Rep. Vargas for Role in ‘Significant Zoning Reforms’

Housing Organization Honors Rep. Vargas for Role in ‘Significant Zoning Reforms’
Haverhill state Rep. Andy X. Vargas and Lynn Sen. Brendan Crighton were honored last week for leadership on affordable housing, housing production and roles in passing, what were described as, “the most significant zoning reforms in a generation.” Vargas and Crighton were awarded the 2021 Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association’s Housing Hero Award. “As the chief sponsor of housing production …

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River Street Café Opens in Haverhill, Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Every Day

River Street Café Opens in Haverhill, Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Every Day
River Street Café, offering breakfast sandwiches, pizzas, salads, paninis and subs, opened last week on River Street in Haverhill Business owners Kelly DiFazio and Brenna Whitley and their staff offer dine-in, take-out and delivery options for breakfast, lunch or dinner seven days-a-week. DiFazio tells WHAV the restaurant opened with little fanfare. “We’ve been really busy. We weren’t expecting it, but …

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Community Spotlight

UTEC Discusses ‘What Positive Justice Looks Like’ During Library Program Wednesday

UTEC Discusses ‘What Positive Justice Looks Like’ During Library Program Wednesday
Lowell-based UTEC, which operates an anti-violence program in Haverhill, discusses its nationally recognized model during an online presentation tomorrow presented by the Haverhill Public Library. During “Courageous Conversations: What Positive Justice Looks Like,” UTEC explains its approach. The model begins with intensive street outreach, correctional facility in-reach and gang peacemaking, “engaging our most disconnected young adults by meeting them ‘where …

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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: Boys and Girls Club of Greater Haverhill Executive Director Javier Bristol.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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