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Haverhill News

Haverhill Schools to Begin Search for New Principal as Burns Takes Job in Salem, Mass.

Haverhill Schools to Begin Search for New Principal as Burns Takes Job in Salem, Mass.
Haverhill High School will begin looking for a new principal as Glenn Burns returns to Salem, Mass., as executive principal of Salem High Schools on July 1. Salem Superintendent Stephen Zrike Jr. made the appointment official Friday. As WHAV reported first April 20, Burns emailed families, writing he may be leaving Haverhill since he had been named a finalist for …

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Podcast: Haverhill Receives Nearly $2 Million in State Aid Increases in Proposed House Budget

Podcast: Haverhill Receives Nearly $2 Million in State Aid Increases in Proposed House Budget
The arrival of the coronavirus last year brought worries of deep cuts in state aid, but Haverhill state Rep. Andy X. Vargas said the recently approved House spending plan neither cuts services nor raises taxes. The nearly $48 billion budget proposal is possible, Vargas said, because of strong state revenue collections, increased federal reimbursement and by using the state’s rainy-day …

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Sen. DiZoglio and Attorney General Healey Visit Today with Haverhill Businesses, Methuen Youth

Sen. DiZoglio and Attorney General Healey Visit Today with Haverhill Businesses, Methuen Youth
Attorney General Maura Healey will be in Haverhill, Methuen and Lawrence today to learn more about the needs of Haverhill businesses following the pandemic, tour the planned Methuen Youth and Community Center and check on vaccination efforts. State Sen. Diana DiZoglio is hosting Healey for an afternoon visit with businesses along downtown Haverhill’s Washington and Wingate Streets followed by a …

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Series of Fairs by MakeIT Haverhill Showcase Jobs in Health Care, Food, Transportation

Series of Fairs by MakeIT Haverhill Showcase Jobs in Health Care, Food, Transportation
Jobs are available in a variety of industries including health care, food and transportation, and MakeIT Haverhill is presenting eight job fairs, beginning tomorrow. MakeIT Haverhill organizers say the fairs allow residents to meet local employers in a friendly, COVID-19 safe environment at its 301 Washington St. offices. Haverhill restaurants and food manufacturers invite applicants Tuesdays, May 11, May 25 …

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I-495 Construction Update: Daytime Lane, Shoulder Closings This Week

I-495 Construction Update: Daytime Lane, Shoulder Closings This Week
Installation of temporary and permanent protective barriers adjacent to southbound bridge construction along Interstate 495 in Haverhill requires daytime lane closings this week. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation reports a single, southbound right lane and the right shoulder closes between exits 50 and 49 on Monday and Tuesday, May 10 and 11, from 9 a.m.-2- p.m., for installation of a …

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Regional News

Family Services of the Merrimack Valley Receives State Grant to Help Expecting and Parenting Teens

Family Services of the Merrimack Valley Receives State Grant to Help Expecting and Parenting Teens
Family Services of the Merrimack Valley is one of only seven agencies across the state to share in $3.5 million to help expectant and parenting adolescents in communities with teen birth rates higher than the state average. The money for the agency, serving Lawrence and Methuen, comes from the Massachusetts Pregnant and Parenting Teen Initiative. It is an effort of …

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Community Spotlight

Artist Andy Li is May’s Artist-in-Residence at The Switchboard, Downtown Haverhill

Artist Andy Li is May’s Artist-in-Residence at The Switchboard, Downtown Haverhill
Boston-based Artist Andy Li is May’s artist-in-residence at The Switchboard of Haverhill. Li is devoting the first half of his residency to exploring the Haverhill area and delving into “truck culture” as it relates to the local, working class community. Li plans to use Haverhill-based imagery and information from his conversations and research to create vinyl logos emulating those used …

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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: Christine Kwitchoff, MakeIt Haverhill.
  • 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.

Tuesday’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.
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