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Haverhill News

City Takes Ownership of New Water Booster Station; Parsonage Hill Pressure Improves

City Takes Ownership of New Water Booster Station; Parsonage Hill Pressure Improves
A water pumping booster station, with a controversial history, soon becomes the property of the City of Haverhill. The Haverhill City Council voted Tuesday to accept the station at Crystal Lake Golf Club from Lowell Five Cents Savings Bank. The booster station at 806 North Broadway was a 2009 requirement related to construction of a 50-home Crystal Springs subdivision. Department …

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Haverhill to Show Veterans Portraits Outside as Part of Hometown Heroes Banner Program

Haverhill to Show Veterans Portraits Outside as Part of Hometown Heroes Banner Program
Haverhill will visibly honor its veterans throughout the downtown after Haverhill city councilors Tuesday night endorsed a service club proposal. The Hometown Heroes Banner program is a nationwide project paying tribute to America’s veterans. Haverhill Exchange Club’s Jennifer Matthews, one of the driving forces behind the plan, outlined the proposal. “We think this will be a wonderful tribute to the …

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DiZoglio Criticizes ‘Dead Ends’ for Those Trying to Schedule COVID-19 Vaccinations; Calls for Hotline

DiZoglio Criticizes ‘Dead Ends’ for Those Trying to Schedule COVID-19 Vaccinations; Calls for Hotline
As confusion dominated the first day of COVID-19 vaccine scheduling for those 75 or older, state Sen. Diana DiZoglio called on the Baker Administration for clearer communication and increased information. In a letter sent Wednesday to Gov. Charlie Baker and Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders, DiZoglio said she has heard from many residents who expressed concerns around the …

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Greater Haverhill Chamber Honors Haverhill/Plaistow YMCA for Pandemic Response

Greater Haverhill Chamber Honors Haverhill/Plaistow YMCA for Pandemic Response
The Haverhill/Plaistow YMCA is the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce’s January business of the month for the nonprofit’s pandemic response. The Chamber bestowed the honor, saying the “YMCA has made an ever-greater contribution to the community by providing childcare for first responders in the midst of the global pandemic.” Their childcare services made it possible for parents working in critical …

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Regional News

Officials Credit Smoke Alarms for Helping Methuen Residents Escape Blaze Wednesday

Officials Credit Smoke Alarms for Helping Methuen Residents Escape Blaze Wednesday
Smoke alarms are credited with helping residents of a Methuen home safely escape a fire yesterday morning. Methuen firefighters said no injuries were reported at the Warwick Street home and the blaze was largely contained to the third floor. The fire was well underway when Methuen police arrived around 8 a.m. Officers reported “heavy smoke and flames coming from the …

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Pentucket Regional School District Begins Offering Rapid COVID-19 Tests for Ill Students, Staff

Pentucket Regional School District Begins Offering Rapid COVID-19 Tests for Ill Students, Staff
Pentucket Regional School District is offering rapid COVID-19 tests to students or staff who may fall ill during the school day. Superintendent Justin Bartholomew said the program is available only to students and staff in the hybrid learning model should they begin to exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 after arriving in-person at school. The program is not open to the public, …

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Community Spotlight

Haverhill Garden Club Hosts Free Webinar on Turning Yards into Havens for Pollinators

Haverhill Garden Club Hosts Free Webinar on Turning Yards into Havens for Pollinators
Nationally recognized gardening expert Charlie Nardozzi presents a free webinar on how to turn backyards into a haven for birds, bees and other pollinators. Sponsored by the Haverhill Garden Club, the webinar takes place Tuesday, Feb 16, at 6:30 p.m. Spots are limited. Those interested may register by emailing [email protected] Nardozzi has worked for more than 20 years bringing expert …

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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: Deborah Chiaravalloti, Holy Family Hospital.
  • 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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