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Haverhill News

Driver in Downtown Haverhill Hit-and-Run Accident Two Years Ago Awaits Court Hearing

Driver in Downtown Haverhill Hit-and-Run Accident Two Years Ago Awaits Court Hearing
A driver has been cited in the hit-and-run death of a 59-year-old Haverhill man nearly two years ago. Charles O. “Chucky” Burrill Jr. was killed Jan. 25, 2019 when he was struck while on a Main Street crosswalk near White’s Corner in Haverhill. However, as late as last year, officials said the crash remained under investigation. A spokeswoman for Essex …

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Haverhill Schools Report Only Two Groups Test Positive in First Round of COVID-19 Pool Tests

Haverhill Schools Report Only Two Groups Test Positive in First Round of COVID-19 Pool Tests
Haverhill schools are reporting good news in the fight against COVID-19 with only two of 32 pools of students coming back positive for the virus. Haverhill Superintendent Margaret Marotta said tests took place last Wednesday. She told WHAV yesterday what groups were among those tested during the first round. “We concentrated on our Cohort C students who are coming back …

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Haverhill Pharmacy Among the First Allowed to Vaccinate Eligible Residents Against COVID-19

Haverhill Pharmacy Among the First Allowed to Vaccinate Eligible Residents Against COVID-19
A Haverhill pharmacy is among the first allowed to vaccinate eligible residents as part of the COVID-19 Centers for Disease Control Pharmacy Partnership announced yesterday. Residents, including health care workers and first responders, who are eligible to receive a vaccine in Gov. Charlie Baker’s first phase will be able to schedule appointments online this week at Walgreens, 68 S. Main …

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I-495 Construction Update: Early Morning Ramp and Lane Closures for Steel Delivery

I-495 Construction Update: Early Morning Ramp and Lane Closures for Steel Delivery
The exit 49 on-ramp to I-495 south will be closed during the early hours of Thursday to allow for deliveries of reinforcing steel for the new southbound bridge. There will also be double right lane closures on I-495 south between exits 49 and 48 Thursday, Jan. 21, from 2-5 a.m. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation said lanes will be closed …

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Regional News

Mass. Home Sales Hit 16-Year High During Pandemic; Sales Surged After Lockdown in Second Quarter

Mass. Home Sales Hit 16-Year High During Pandemic; Sales Surged After Lockdown in Second Quarter
More single-family homes were sold last year in Massachusetts than in any other year since 2004, despite a once-in-a-century pandemic that threatened the financial security of thousands of residents and dramatically changed the process of buying and selling a home. There were 61,469 single-family home sales in 2020—a 3.9% increase over the sales total of 2019, according to The Warren …

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Community Spotlight

COVID-19 Tests for Haverhill Residents Resume Thursday by Appointment

COVID-19 Tests for Haverhill Residents Resume Thursday by Appointment
Haverhill continues its free COVID-19 testing program for residents tomorrow. Tests take place by appointment Thursday, Jan. 21, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at AmVets Post 147, 576 Primrose St., Haverhill. Mayor James J. Fiorentini retained AFC Urgent Care of Methuen, to administer the tests. Insurance is not required as the cost is being covered by the City of Haverhill with …

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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: Rep. Christina Minicucci and Nate Robertson, community and economic development planner, Merrimack Valley Planning Commission.
  • 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.

Thursday’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: Deborah Chiaravalloti, Holy Family Hospital, and Sen. Diana DiZoglio.
  • 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.
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