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Haverhill News

Sources Report Haverhill Police Veteran Doherty Assumes Job of Deputy Police Chief

Sources Report Haverhill Police Veteran Doherty Assumes Job of Deputy Police Chief
A nearly 25-year veteran of the Haverhill Police force is slated to be formally sworn in as deputy police chief tomorrow morning. Capt. Stephen J. Doherty Jr. was reportedly promoted this week by Mayor James J. Fiorentini. There has not yet been a public release detailing the appointment from the mayor’s office despite the mayor’s promise in January to fill …

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Last Essex Street Industrial Building to Become 42 Apartments with Ground Floor Commercial Space

Last Essex Street Industrial Building to Become 42 Apartments with Ground Floor Commercial Space
One of city’s last remaining mill buildings will see new life as a combination residential and commercial building in the heart of downtown Haverhill. The Haverhill City Council gave the okay last night to Boston-based Rise Development to restore the building at 86 Essex St., creating 42 apartments as well as a number of ground floor commercial spaces. Donald F. …

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Cooper Pulls Nomination Papers for Haverhill Mayoral Run; Others Also Seek City Elected Offices

Cooper Pulls Nomination Papers for Haverhill Mayoral Run; Others Also Seek City Elected Offices
Haverhill Patrolman Guy Cooper recently took out nomination papers to seek the corner office in City Hall. Cooper took out papers during the first week they were available from City Clerk Linda L. Koutoulas. As WHAV reported in February, Cooper had already established the “Cooper Committee” in a filing with the state Office of Campaign and Political Finance. While incumbent …

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Legislative Committee Testimony Reports Marijuana Host Agreement Exploitation

Legislative Committee Testimony Reports Marijuana Host Agreement Exploitation
Advocates, lawmakers and former regulators urged a legislative committee on Tuesday to provide more oversight of required contracts between municipalities and marijuana businesses, arguing that the system continues to be exploited by some cities and towns, which creates a barrier for small and minority owned businesses to get started in the industry. A suit against the City of Haverhill, filed …

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Regional News

Groveland Voters to Decide Next Evolution of Local Government at Town Meeting May 24

Groveland Voters to Decide Next Evolution of Local Government at Town Meeting May 24
Former Groveland Selectman Joseph D’Amore says the town has evolved greatly since its founding in 1850, but relatively low citizen involvement in recent years suggests more changes are need. D’Amore, a force behind expanding the board of selectmen to five members, tells WHAV volunteerism may be up in some areas such as church and nonprofit work, but down in local …

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Community Spotlight

Haverhill Garden Club Annual Plant Sale and Garden Supplies Raffle Takes Place May 22

Haverhill Garden Club Annual Plant Sale and Garden Supplies Raffle Takes Place May 22
A sure sign of spring. The Haverhill Garden Club is having its annual plant sale with selection of perennials from members’ gardens, herbs, vegetables, annuals and a raffle of a wheelbarrow full of gardening supplies. The Annual Plant Sale takes place Saturday, May 22, beginning at 8 a.m. and continuing until items are sold out, at Bradford Common. Cash, checks …

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Obituaries

Today’s Obituaries—Alex Malvers, Advocate for Merrimack Valley’s Disabled, Dies at 70

Today’s Obituaries—Alex Malvers, Advocate for Merrimack Valley’s Disabled, Dies at 70
Alex J.C. Malvers, 70, of Haverhill, passed away Tuesday, May 4, at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center. He was born in Haverhill on June 6, 1950, son of the late Charles and Olga (Singelakis) Malvers. Malvers graduated from Northern Essex Community College in 1983. He had an interest in politics and served as chairman of the City of Haverhill Transportation Board …

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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: UMass Lowell Professor Timothy Ford discusses herd immunity against COVID-19.
  • 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.

Thursday’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 Massachusetts Marine Trades Association Executive Director Randall Lyons discusses new program at Whittier Tech.
  • 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.
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