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Catch the Wave at 97.9 WHAV ♦ June 15, 2021
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Haverhill News

City Agrees to Trial Use of Outdoor Dining and Picnicking Space in Central Square, Bradford

City Agrees to Trial Use of Outdoor Dining and Picnicking Space in Central Square, Bradford
There will soon be a new spot for outdoor dining and picnicking in Bradford Square. The City of Haverhill has agreed to license a parcel of land between the Sky Dragon restaurant and the Oh Daddy’s building in what is formally called Central Square, Bradford, for use as a small public park over the summer. Councilor Timothy J. Jordan said …

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Planned May 23 Clinic Builds on Success of Weekend Vaccinations of Latinos, Young People

Planned May 23 Clinic Builds on Success of Weekend Vaccinations of Latinos, Young People
Haverhill hosts a second, free public vaccination clinic Sunday, May 23, following on the success of its first weekend clinic geared toward the Hispanic and Latino communities and high school students 16 and older. Last weekend’s vaccine administration was led by the Haverhill Latino Coalition and organized by Mayor James J. Fiorentini. “Our efforts led to a very successful Sunday …

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Supt. Marotta Names Three Haverhill Interim Principals to Jobs Permanently for Next School Year

Supt. Marotta Names Three Haverhill Interim Principals to Jobs Permanently for Next School Year
Familiar names officially join the Haverhill Public School’s leadership team as principals for the next school year. Superintendent Margaret Marotta-Smith recently told the School Committee Erin Mackay becomes principal of the John C. Tilton Lower and Upper Schools; James Brennan, principal of Pentucket Lake Elementary School; and Richard Poor, principal of the Dr. Albert B. Consentino School. All three had …

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Haverhill Print Café Opens Downtown Following Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Haverhill Print Café Opens Downtown Following Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
Participating in the ribbon-cutting ceremony at Haverhill Print Café were, from left, Mayor James J. Fiorentini; Steve Valbona; Walter Zaremba, president of RAM Companies; Rep. Andy Vargas, City Councilor Joseph J. Bevilacqua, Rep. Lenny Mirra; Chamber President and CEO Irene Haley; and Mary Paquette. (Courtesy photograph.) It’s a café, but don’t look for coffee at the Haverhill Print Café, which …

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Regional News

DiZoglio Scuttles Action on State Budget, Demonstrating Growing Rift with Senate Leadership

DiZoglio Scuttles Action on State Budget, Demonstrating Growing Rift with Senate Leadership
Sen. Diana DiZoglio of Methuen, who has emerged as a frequent critic of the chamber’s leadership, temporarily scuttled a budget action with her objection Thursday. Meeting without a quorum, Senate Democrats were unable to push through the order setting an amendment deadline for the upcoming Senate budget debate. DiZoglio objected to suspending rules to take up the budget order filed …

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Community Spotlight

YWCA Holds Raffle in Advance of Next Thursday’s 38th Annual Tribute to Women

YWCA Holds Raffle in Advance of Next Thursday’s 38th Annual Tribute to Women
In advance of next Thursday’s YWCA 38th Annual Tribute to Women, the YWCA of Northeastern Massachusetts is having a raffle of fine white and red wines, designer purses and home spa items. Raffle tickets are one ticket for $10, three for $25 and seven for $50 and available online at ywcanema.org. The raffle closes at noon, May 14. Twenty-two women …

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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: Rep. Andy X. Vargas and Patty Sargent of Community Action’s Head Start Early Childhood program.
  • 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.

Saturday’s Radio Highlights

  • Classic Hits: Favorites all day, except as indicated
  • Community Spotlight: News of upcoming cultural and civic events, quarter past every hour
  • Wave Weather: Every 30 minutes
  • World News: Noon and 11 p.m.
  • Take Two Movie Review: 8:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
  • Mass Moments: Today in Massachusetts history, 6:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
  • Gunsmoke: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Sunday’s Radio Highlights

  • Classic Hits: Favorites all day, except as indicated
  • Community Spotlight: News of upcoming cultural and civic events, quarter past every hour
  • Wave Weather: Every 30 minutes
  • World News: Noon, 6 and 11 p.m.
  • Take Two Movie Review: 8:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
  • Mass Moments: Today in Massachusetts history, 6:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
  • Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Monday’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: Shawn Watkins, incoming VFW Post 29 Commander.
  • 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.
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