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

Councilors Consider Haverhill Charter Changes Tonight; School Plan Creates Five Districts

Councilors Consider Haverhill Charter Changes Tonight; School Plan Creates Five Districts
With pressure mounting, the Haverhill City Council is poised tonight to consider changes to the city’s charter, possibly including electing city councilors and school committee members by neighborhood or a much larger overhaul of city government. Two items are before councilors, including a request by Mayor James J. Fiorentini that councilors place a “binding referendum” on November’s final election ballot, …

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Haverhill Council to Consider Final Hunking School Price Tag; City Permit Cost May be Sticking Point

Haverhill Council to Consider Final Hunking School Price Tag; City Permit Cost May be Sticking Point
Although Haverhill’s new Caleb Dustin Hunking School has been open for more than four years, the city is only now closing out the finances of what was a $61.5 million building project. City Councilors tonight are expected to make their case again that the city project should never have been assessed, what some call, an arbitrary $300,000 building permit fee. …

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Jaffarian Volvo Toyota Collecting Children’s Books for Ruth’s House in Memory of Librarian in Family

Jaffarian Volvo Toyota Collecting Children’s Books for Ruth’s House in Memory of Librarian in Family
Jaffarian Volvo Toyota is collecting new or gently used children’s books for Ruth’s House in memory of Sara Jaffarian’s birthday in September. Sara was a former school librarian and leader in the library profession and aunt of Jaffarian Volvo Toyota President and CEO Gary Jaffarian. Books are intended for preschool to 8th-grade reading levels. Donations are accepted at the showroom, …

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Community Spotlight

Annual Armenian Picnic Features Food, Live Music and Presentations Aug. 21-22

Annual Armenian Picnic Features Food, Live Music and Presentations Aug. 21-22
The Annual Armenian Picnic takes place this year over two days, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 21 and 22, with dinners, desserts, entertainment and presentations. The annual event by the Armenian Apostolic Church at Hye Point takes place from noon-5 p.m., each day, at the church, 1280 Boston Road, Haverhill. Dinners include lamb shish kebab, chicken kebab, losh kebab and kheyma …

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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: 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: Bonnie Sisson, Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley and North Shore, and Annette Distefano, pioneer woman with the Sons of Italy Drum and Bugle Corp.
  • 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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