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

Mayoral Debate Breaks Out Over Closing Out Haverhill’s Hunking School Construction Account

Mayoral Debate Breaks Out Over Closing Out Haverhill’s Hunking School Construction Account
A money transfer order, part of Tuesday night’s City Council agenda, triggered what may have been the first mayoral election debate of 2021. The order, to transfer $177,024 from the Whittier Asbestos Removal capital account to the Caleb Dustin Hunking School construction account, was requested by Mayor James J. Fiorentini in order to close out the last of the costs …

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City, Housing Officials Ponder Problem of Providing Affordable Homes in Haverhill

City, Housing Officials Ponder Problem of Providing Affordable Homes in Haverhill
Haverhill’s elected leaders and housing officials debated Tuesday night how to address increasing housing costs, including skyrocketing rents that are making it difficult for longtime residents to find reasonably priced housing. While the City Council has given approval to a number of multifamily construction projects over the last year, few projects are geared toward affordable housing. The issue came as …

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Haverhilll and Plaistow Among Those Offering Heat Relief to Residents

Haverhilll and Plaistow Among Those Offering Heat Relief to Residents
Haverhill and Plaistow, N.H., are among area communities providing emergency cooling centers this week as WHAV Meteorologist James Covington warns residents of an “excessive heat watch” Thursday with temperatures topping 95 degrees and a heat index of 105. Haverhill’s Citizen Center, 10 Welcome St., is open from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. for residents who need help or are suffering from heat …

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Regional News

DiZoglio Uses Cuomo Resignation to Renew Push for Banning Nondisclosure Agreements

DiZoglio Uses Cuomo Resignation to Renew Push for Banning Nondisclosure Agreements
State Sen. Diana DiZoglio yesterday continued her push for ending nondisclosure agreements on Beacon Hill, calling on the House and Gov. Charlie Baker to follow the Senate’s lead. The senator used New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s resignation, in her words, “as (a) reminder of the sexual harassment that all too often permeates in our own state government.” She said in …

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Community Spotlight

Think You’re Being Watched? ‘Ghost and Grays’ Event May Offer Answer Saturday Night

Think You’re Being Watched? ‘Ghost and Grays’ Event May Offer Answer Saturday Night
Granite Sky Services and the Essex County Ghost Project are asking those who feel like they have been watched while walking in a cemetery or looking up in the sky to take part in “Ghost and Grays” this Saturday night. The event, which benefits the Hilldale Cemetery restoration fund, takes place Saturday night, Aug. 14, with gates open at 8 …

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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: Father John Delaney of Sacred Hearts Parish in Haverhill and Methuen Director of Veterans Services Paul Jensen.
  • 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 School Committee: 7 p.m. Live
  • 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. Andy Vargas.
  • 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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