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Catch the Wave at 97.9 WHAV ♦ October 24, 2021
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Haverhill News

Apartments, Retail and Restaurant Space Could Replace DiBurro’s Function Facility in Ward Hill

Apartments, Retail and Restaurant Space Could Replace DiBurro’s Function Facility in Ward Hill
A family legacy and Ward Hill landmark—DiBurro’s Function Facility—may be giving way to a 6.5-acre development of 153 apartments, commercial and retail uses. The emerging plans have been whispered about for months as the last functions were scheduled, but become formal tomorrow night as the City Council considers creating what city zoning calls a “Planned Development District” to accommodate the …

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Podcast: Fly the Stars and Stripes on This Flag Day, Says Haverhill’s Veterans Services Officer Santiago

Podcast: Fly the Stars and Stripes on This Flag Day, Says Haverhill’s Veterans Services Officer Santiago
Today is the 244th anniversary of the adoption of the American flag by the Continental Congress. Flag Day began in the midst of the Revolutionary War in 1777. In a recent appearance on WHAV’s morning program, Haverhill’s Veterans Services Officer Luis Santiago talked about the significance of the day. “Flag Day is a day that we are going to celebrate …

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Two Haverhill Firefighters Graduate From Mass. Firefighting Academy Training Program

Two Haverhill Firefighters Graduate From Mass. Firefighting Academy Training Program
Haverhill firefighters James Bizeur and Matthew Monigle graduated Friday from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy’s 50-day Career Recruit Firefighting Training Program. State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey and Deputy State Fire Marshal Maribel Fournier said 19 firefighters from 12 fire departments completed the program at the Stow campus. “This rigorous professional training provides our newest firefighters with the basic skills to …

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Merrimack Valley Chamber Plans Networking at Noon June 15 at G’s

Merrimack Valley Chamber Plans Networking at Noon June 15 at G’s
The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce is having Networking at Noon, tomorrow, at G’s Texas Southern Flare. The lunch takes place from noon-1:15, on the outdoor patio at 35 Washington St. There is a choice of veggie fajitas, Corpus Chrispy Chicken Sandwich or Chico’s Smoked BBQ Plate. Admission for Merrimack Valley Chamber members is $20 and $30 for non-members. Register …

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I-495 Construction Update: Lane and Ramp Closings This Week

I-495 Construction Update: Lane and Ramp Closings This Week
Various daytime and overnight lane and ramp closings take place this week as construction continues on the Interstate 495 twin bridge replacement project in Haverhill. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation reports a single right lane closes on I-495 south, between exit 108, formerly Route 97 exit 50, and exit 106, formerly Ward Hill exit 48, Monday, June, 14 through Thursday, …

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Regional News

DiZoglio Sends Warm Words to Duff After Governor’s Councilor Withdraws from Auditor’s Race

DiZoglio Sends Warm Words to Duff After Governor’s Councilor Withdraws from Auditor’s Race
Following Governor’s Councilor Eileen Duff’s announcement Friday that she is withdrawing from the state auditor’s race, one of her erstwhile opponents offered words of compassion. Sen Diana DiZoglio of Methuen said she spoke with Duff after learning of a “family health situation” that forced her withdrawal. “Eileen Duff’s passion and genuine love for our community is contagious. She’s the real …

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Community Spotlight

MakeIT Haverhill Offers Free Computer Classes in Spanish and English, Starting June 15

MakeIT Haverhill Offers Free Computer Classes in Spanish and English, Starting June 15
MakeIT Haverhill plans two free “Introduction to Computer Basics” courses in both Spanish and English beginning tomorrow. Each class consists of two one-hour classes covering skills such as email, internet browsing and file/folder management. All classes will be at MakeIT Haverhill's collaboration space at 301 Washington St. The first course, to be taught in Spanish, begins with its first class …

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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: Kate Bowditch and Vanessa Johnson-Hall of Essex County Greenbelt and Rep. Leonard Mirra.
  • 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.
  • Suspense: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Tuesday’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: Michael Thompson, Haverhill SCORE Volunteer.
  • 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.
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