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

Haverhill Invites Public to Swearing-In of Police Chief Pistone Friday and Meet and Greet Saturday

Haverhill Invites Public to Swearing-In of Police Chief Pistone Friday and Meet and Greet Saturday
Haverhill residents are invited to the swearing in of veteran Haverhill Police Officer Robert P. Pistone as the city’s next police chief this Friday morning in City Hall and a public meet and greet Saturday near downtown. Pistone, who was appointed by Mayor James J. Fiorentini to succeed Chief Alan R. DeNaro, takes the oath of office Friday, July 16, …

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Haverhill Candidates Begin Election Campaign Kickoff Events

Haverhill Candidates Begin Election Campaign Kickoff Events
There are opportunities for Haverhill residents to meet with candidates for local elected office as several officially kick off their campaigns this month. City Councilor Joseph J. Bevilacqua launches his re-election effort with a party Wednesday, July 14, from 5:30-7 p.m., at Battlegrounds Coffee Co., 39 Washington St. There will be complimentary hors d’oeuvres. There is no cost for seniors. …

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Vargas Bill to Remove Religious Exemptions to Vaccines and Similar Bill Attract Comments

Vargas Bill to Remove Religious Exemptions to Vaccines and Similar Bill Attract Comments
Supporters and opponents of bills that could remove religious exemptions to required vaccination laws, such as one proposed by Haverhill Rep. Andy X. Vargas, or standardize immunization requirements, testified yesterday before the legislature’s Public Health Committee. More than 400 people had thoughts they wanted to share with lawmakers Monday on bills related to vaccines and immunization policy, issues catapulted to …

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Haverhill Bank Promotes Barker to Salem, N.H., Branch Manager

Haverhill Bank Promotes Barker to Salem, N.H., Branch Manager
Alison M. “Ali” Barker was recently promoted to branch manager of Haverhill Bank’s Salem, N.H., branch. Barker joined the bank four years ago, beginning as a universal banker. Prior to her promotion, she served as assistant branch manager at the Haverhill Bank’s Rosemont office, 1094 Main St., Haverhill. She has 18 years of banking experience.  As branch manager, Barker is …

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Regional News

Methuen Arlington Neighborhood Offers Summer Nights Recreation as City Joins State Program

Methuen Arlington Neighborhood Offers Summer Nights Recreation as City Joins State Program
Methuen is among seven communities joining the state’s Summer Nights Initiative this season. The program, which runs through Aug. 20, supports 55 organizations serving nearly 80 locations. The Methuen Arlington Neighborhood is hosting a summer parks and recreation program with organized sports and games including basketball, 4-Square and karate. Methuen joins Cambridge, Holyoke, Lynn, Randolph, Stoughton and Taunton as new …

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Community Spotlight

Buttonwoods Museum Offers Free Tour of Homes and Buildings Near Bradford Common

Buttonwoods Museum Offers Free Tour of Homes and Buildings Near Bradford Common
Haverhill’s Buttonwoods Museum is having a free guided walking tour of historic homes and buildings near Bradford Common this Saturday. Tour guide Cathy Petersen takes visitors from Bradford’s journey from pastoral settlement of 1635 to its union with Haverhill 225 years later. Special emphasis is on the Kimball and Haseltine homes, plus the First Church Congregation, Kimball Tavern and Bradford …

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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: Sgt. Bernarduz Lasco, recruiter U.S. Marines, and Boys and Girls Club of Greater Haverhill Executive Director Javier Bristol.
  • 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.
  • Haverhill City Council: 7 p.m. Live
  • 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. Guests: City Council President Melinda E. Barrett and Sarah Coletti discusses her experience with early cancer detection.
  • 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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