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Haverhill News

Dozens of Residents Step Up to Help Haverhill Administer COVID-19 Vaccinations When Needed

Dozens of Residents Step Up to Help Haverhill Administer COVID-19 Vaccinations When Needed
Haverhill residents are stepping up and offering assistance in the battle against the coronavirus. Dozens of experienced people have come forward, saying they are willing to help administer COVID-19 vaccinations once they become available. Mayor James J. Fiorentini made the revelation Tuesday night when 97.9 WHAV simulcast a live call-in program. “We put out a call for retired doctors and …

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Podcast: Haverhill’s Ruth House Reminds Residents in Need of Availability of Free Clothing

Podcast: Haverhill’s Ruth House Reminds Residents in Need of Availability of Free Clothing
Haverhill’s Ruth House is reminding residents that free new clothing is available for seniors and others in need. Recently, the Lafayette Square nonprofit began a streamlined clothing referral program, allowing persons to obtain help directly rather than having to go through a social service agency. With photo identification and proof of receiving assistance, residents may receive up to 10 articles …

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Rep. Vargas Praises State Decision to Include Haverhill Pharmacy as Vaccine Site

Rep. Vargas Praises State Decision to Include Haverhill Pharmacy as Vaccine Site
Haverhill state Rep. Andy X. Vargas is praising the state’s decision to designate a Haverhill pharmacy as one of the first allowed to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to Haverhill residents. In a story reported first by WHAV, the state chose Walgreens, 68 S. Main St., in the Bradford section of Haverhill, as part of Centers for Disease Control Pharmacy Partnership …

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Haverhill Man, 42, Faces Methamphetamine and Fentanyl Drug Dealing Charges

Haverhill Man, 42, Faces Methamphetamine and Fentanyl Drug Dealing Charges
A 42-year-old Haverhill man was charged this week with dealing in methamphetamine and fentanyl following his arrest. Raymond Pramataris, of 107 Cedar St., was arrested just before 4 p.m., Tuesday, at his home. He was taken into custody by Haverhill Patrolman Michael Tortorise and faces charges in Haverhill District Court.

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Regional News

Feds Indict Methuen and Lawrence 24-Year-Olds for Half Million Dollar Theft of COVID-19 Loans

Feds Indict Methuen and Lawrence 24-Year-Olds for Half Million Dollar Theft of COVID-19 Loans
Two 24-year-old men from Methuen and Lawrence, who were previously arrested for using stolen identities to obtain federal disaster assistance money, were indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury. As WHAV reported in December, Ramon Joseph Cruz, of Methuen, and Darwyn Joseph, of Lawrence allegedly received a half million in disaster loans from the Small Business Administration. They were each …

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Community Spotlight

Haverhill’s Second Annual Preschool Resource Fair Takes Place Feb. 1-5

Haverhill’s Second Annual Preschool Resource Fair Takes Place Feb. 1-5
Haverhill’s second annual Preschool Resource Fair takes place online during the first week of February. The event by the city’s Early Learning Leadership Team enables families to learn about the many preschool options and resources available. There will be giveaways, fun family activities, presentations from local preschool providers and community organizations, a Curious Creatures show, question and answer time and …

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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.
  • 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.

Friday’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.
  • DJ Chris on the Radio: Live, 6:10 p.m.
  • Couple Next Door: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
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