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Catch the Wave at 97.9 WHAV ♦ June 14, 2021
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Haverhill News

Mellow Fellows Planned Marijuana Store Gains ‘Expected’ Investors and New Landlord

Mellow Fellows Planned Marijuana Store Gains ‘Expected’ Investors and New Landlord
Mellow Fellows, a permitted marijuana retailer, is expected to gain two investors and open by late summer. The company, operated by three Haverhill residents, remains a tenant at 330 Amesbury Road, Haverhill, even as its landlord changed last Friday. Mac & D Realty, operated by Kathleen Darby and her brother, City Councilor Michael S. McGonagle, sold the property to Mass …

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Bradford Waterfront Project—Now 48 Condominium Units—Before City Council Tonight

Bradford Waterfront Project—Now 48 Condominium Units—Before City Council Tonight
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. A plan to build three waterfront condominium buildings in Bradford—originally proposed and withdrawn in 2019—returns to the City Council for approval Tuesday night. Developer Ernest Cioto has reduced by a …

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Woman Accused of Stealing Payroll Tax Money from Local Businesses Agrees to Guilty Plea

Woman Accused of Stealing Payroll Tax Money from Local Businesses Agrees to Guilty Plea
The 65-year-old owner of a payroll firm, previously accused of stealing from businesses in Haverhill and Danvers, was charged in federal court and agreed to plead guilty to defrauding clients by diverting money set aside by her clients for payroll taxes. Patricia Lindau, of Newburg, Maine, who operated Northeast Abacus of Newburyport until recently, was charged and has agreed to …

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Haverhill Rollover Crash Monday Morning Send Two to Local Hospitals

Haverhill Rollover Crash Monday Morning Send Two to Local Hospitals
Two people were sent to the hospital this morning after a van struck a parked sport utility vehicle and rolled onto its side. Haverhill Fire Chief William F. Laliberty said firefighters were dispatched to View Street, off River Street, just before 9 a.m. The van rolled onto its driver’s side, but a crew was able to help the driver of …

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Regional News

Haverhill, Methuen, Lawrence UTEC Share Shannon Grants to Combat Gang Violence

Haverhill, Methuen, Lawrence UTEC Share Shannon Grants to Combat Gang Violence
Haverhill, Methuen and Lawrence are sharing in federal and state grants to address, prevent and respond to gang violence. The Baker-Polito Administration said Monday Haverhill and Methuen will share $256,334 and Lawrence will receive $224,000 from the Sen. Charles E. Shannon Jr. Community Safety Initiative. In a virtual ceremony, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito joined Lowell state Sen. Ed Kennedy, Quincy …

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Community Spotlight

Marigold Montessori School of Haverhill Receives Grant from COVID-19 Response Fund

Marigold Montessori School of Haverhill Receives Grant from COVID-19 Response Fund
Marigold Montessori School in Haverhill was among those receiving financial aid from Essex County Community Foundation during the charitable organization’s third and final round of open application grants from the Essex County COVID-19 Response Fund. Marigold Montessori School, 26 White St., plans to use the money for design, landscaping and construction services to better support underserved youth in Haverhill. Altogether …

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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: VA Bedford Healthcare System Public Affairs Officer Kat Bailey and Jesus Ruiz, Leaving the Streets Ministry.
  • 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. Guest: Natalia Laverde, YWCA Child Advocate Family Counselor.
  • 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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