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

Survey Says Haverhill’s Latino-Owned Businesses Harder Hit by COVID-19 Pandemic

Survey Says Haverhill’s Latino-Owned Businesses Harder Hit by COVID-19 Pandemic
Haverhill’s Latino-owned businesses were harder hit by the COVID-19 pandemic than their counterparts concludes a survey by the Haverhill Latino Coalition, Northern Essex Community College and the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce. Haverhill Latino Coalition’s Manuel Matias told the City Council Tuesday the group surveyed 32 Latino-owned businesses in the city and found they had unequal access to state and …

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State and Local Leaders Plan Downtown Haverhill Business Tour, Roundtable Discussion Today

State and Local Leaders Plan Downtown Haverhill Business Tour, Roundtable Discussion Today
A cross section of Haverhill’s business community will be represented this afternoon when Housing and Economic Development Secretary Michael Kennealy directs a local business tour and roundtable discussion in downtown Haverhill. Tentative plans are for the tour to begin at Barrio Restaurant, 2 Merrimack St., with owner Dan Osborn followed by visits with Wally Zaremba, Haverhill Print Café; Matt and …

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National Grid to Begin Replacing and Upgrading Gas Mains This Summer Near Downtown Haverhill

National Grid to Begin Replacing and Upgrading Gas Mains This Summer Near Downtown Haverhill
National Grid’s natural gas division is replacing and upgrading gas mains on several streets this summer near downtown Haverhill. Work begins Monday, July 19, and continues through Wednesday, Sept. 1, from 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday, weather permitting. Areas initially affected include 232-408 Main St., 148-160 White St.; 1-3 Howard St., and 1-16 Ashland St. Affected residents and businesses …

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Pripas Joins Temple Emanu-El of Haverhill as Rabbinic Intern

Pripas Joins Temple Emanu-El of Haverhill as Rabbinic Intern
Elisheva “Elli” Pripas, a rabbinic student from Hebrew College, joins Temple Emanu-El of Haverhill as rabbinic intern beginning Aug. 1. Pripas will be assisting Cantor Vera Broekhuysen, spiritual leader of Temple Emanu-El, with High Holy Day and selected Shabbat services and working with the religious school students and faculty. “Elli Pripas is a warm and wonderful service leader and a …

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Regional News

Gateway Cities Tour Tomorrow Looks at Pandemic Impact in Methuen, Lawrence and Lowell

Gateway Cities Tour Tomorrow Looks at Pandemic Impact in Methuen, Lawrence and Lowell
Methuen, Lawrence and Lowell are receiving visits tomorrow from the co-chairs of Gateway Cities Legislative Caucus and local legislators as part of an inquiry into response and recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic. Sen. Eric P. Lesser, a Democrat from Longmeadow, and Rep. Antonio F. D. Cabral, a Democrat from New Bedford, are completing the next leg of the Gateway Cities …

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Community Spotlight

Are There Ghosts or Space Aliens? Haverhill Tour Saturday Night Hopes to Answer

Are There Ghosts or Space Aliens? Haverhill Tour Saturday Night Hopes to Answer
Essex County Ghost Project and Granite Sky Research are teaming up this Saturday night to answer such questions as whether there are ghosts and aliens and are we alone in this Universe? The night of paranormal intrigue and a sky watch takes place with gates opening at 7:30 p.m. followed by an 8 p.m. ghost hunt and 9 p.m. sky …

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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: Deborah Chiaravalloti, Holy Family Hospital, and Merrimack Valley Planning Commission Executive Director Jerrard Whitten.
  • 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. Guest: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell.
  • 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.
97.9 WHAV FM Wavelengths is sponsored by the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce
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