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

Former Haverhill Police Chief DeNaro Seeks Disability Pension in Retirement Filing

Former Haverhill Police Chief DeNaro Seeks Disability Pension in Retirement Filing
Former Haverhill Police Chief Alan R. DeNaro could receive nearly three-quarters of his pay in retirement if his application for a disability retirement is approved. DeNaro, who stepped down a few weeks early last month for what city officials described as “health reasons,” submitted both his application for standard retirement and disability retirement May 27, according to Retirement Administrator David …

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City Inspectors Deem Bradford Home ‘Dangerous’ After Heavy Damage from Falling Tree Limb

City Inspectors Deem Bradford Home ‘Dangerous’ After Heavy Damage from Falling Tree Limb
Haverhill’s inspectional services department has declared a Bradford home off limits after it was heavily damaged by a large limb that fell during Tuesday afternoon’s electrical storm. Haverhill Fire Chief Robert M. O’Brien said there were no injuries and all residents escaped safely from the two-family, 155 Salem St., home after the limb fell around 4:15 p.m. He added no …

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In a Sign of the Post-COVID-19 Era, Haverhill Plans Vietnam Veterans Memorial Dedication Sept. 11

In a Sign of the Post-COVID-19 Era, Haverhill Plans Vietnam Veterans Memorial Dedication Sept. 11
Haverhill’s new Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Mill Brook Park receives its long-delayed formal dedication in September on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The new park didn’t receive a proper opening last fall as the city’s then COVID-19 ranking moved up to the moderate-risk “yellow” scale. Ralph T. Basiliere, chairman of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Ad Hoc Commission, said …

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Haverhill LEADS Fellows Among Inaugural Graduates; Vargas Calls Program Transformational

Haverhill LEADS Fellows Among Inaugural Graduates; Vargas Calls Program Transformational
Seventy “Leaders Engaged and Activated to Drive System-wide change,” otherwise known as LEADS fellows, celebrated graduation at Northern Essex Community College. Fellows from Lowell, Lawrence and Haverhill LEADS participated in the executive leadership program in partnership with Harvard Business School faculty. State Rep. Andy X. Vargas, one of three class speakers, gave concluding remarks before the more than 100 regional …

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Regional News

Judge Sentences Former Methuen Man to Two Years in Prison for Identity Theft

Judge Sentences Former Methuen Man to Two Years in Prison for Identity Theft
A former Methuen man was sentenced to two years in prison Wednesday for aggravated identity theft and fraudulent use of a Social Security number. According to Acting U.S. Attorney Nathaniel R. Mendel, 32-year-old Manuel Enrique Arias Aguasvivas was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Rya W. Zobel to two years in prison and one year of supervised release. Arias Aguasvivas …

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Community Spotlight

Tattersall Farm Plans Guinea Pig Petting Zoo and Animal Adoption Day This Sunday

Tattersall Farm Plans Guinea Pig Petting Zoo and Animal Adoption Day This Sunday
Tattersall Farm in Haverhill is hosting a Guinea Pig Petting Zoo and Animal Adoption Day this Sunday. The Trustees of Tattersall Farm is asking for the public to visit with guinea pigs, bunnies, mules, sheep and dogs and consider adoption. The event takes place Sunday, June 13, from noon-3 p.m., at the farm, 542 North Broadway, Haverhill.

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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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