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

Police Report No Injuries in Sunday Night Shooting Near All Saints Parish, Haverhill

Police Report No Injuries in Sunday Night Shooting Near All Saints Parish, Haverhill
Haverhill Police say no injuries were reported after a traveling vehicle was struck by gunfire Sunday night off Broadway. The shooting took place Sunday, May 16, just before 9:30 p.m., on Blaisdell Avenue near All Saints Parish, according to a statement released by police Monday afternoon. “Incident does not appear random,” police said. An investigation is underway and anyone who …

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Haverhill Ponders Second Chance to Protect Corliss Hill Road Land from Development, Protect Water Supply

Haverhill Ponders Second Chance to Protect Corliss Hill Road Land from Development, Protect Water Supply
Haverhill has a second chance to buy a 22.5-acre parcel to prevent its development and help protect the city’s water supply. While Mayor James J. Fiorentini turned down the opportunity to buy the 97 Corliss Hill Road land for $400,000 in March, Essex County Greenbelt is expected to tell city councilors tonight how it may still be preserved. At the …

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Haverhill Exchange Club Establishes U.S. Flag Retirement Drop Box in Bradford for Dignified Disposal

Haverhill Exchange Club Establishes U.S. Flag Retirement Drop Box in Bradford for Dignified Disposal
The Haverhill Exchange Club wants residents to know there is a proper method of retiring the American flag and the service club wants to help. Exchange Club President Thea Tsagaris said the club’s “greatest priorities are to celebrate our country by honoring and respecting the American flag, promoting pride in our country and appreciation of Americas’ Freedoms.” In keeping with …

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City Says ‘Use it or Lose it’ Free COVID-19 Testing This Saturday in Downtown Haverhill

City Says ‘Use it or Lose it’ Free COVID-19 Testing This Saturday in Downtown Haverhill
City officials are urging residents to take advantage of free and local COVID-19 testing, saying, it’s a matter of “if you don’t use it, you may lose it.” Free COVID-19 testing takes place every Saturday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Locke Street parking lot, off Winter Street, but the number of people being tested has dropped below 50 two …

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Regional News

Woman, 60, in Critical Condition After Being Struck While Walking Across Route 28 in Methuen

Woman, 60, in Critical Condition After Being Struck While Walking Across Route 28 in Methuen
A 60-year-old woman suffered “severe life-threatening injuries” after being struck yesterday morning while walking across Route 28 in Methuen. The unnamed woman was hit just after 10 a.m. by a 2006 Toyota Scione, driven by an also unnamed 64-year-old male, traveling south on Broadway. Methuen Police said the woman was thrown several feet, landing on the pavement. She was taken …

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Michael Smolak of North Andover’s Smolak Farms Receives Senate Honors as DiZoglio Takes Rostrum

Michael Smolak of North Andover’s Smolak Farms Receives Senate Honors as DiZoglio Takes Rostrum
Michael Smolak of North Andover’s Smolak Farms received special honors last Thursday within the Senate chambers at the State House. Sen. Diana DiZoglio, seated in the Senate president’s chair, read a resolution she filed commending Smolak for his lifetime dedication to farming and agriculture in Massachusetts. She said, in part, his farm combines agriculture, education and entertainment for children and …

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Community Spotlight

Asperger Works Plans Open House at New Haverhill Office June 3

Asperger Works Plans Open House at New Haverhill Office June 3
Asperger Works, a nonprofit helping to match adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders with job opportunities, is having an open office at its new Haverhill home. The open house takes place Thursday, June 3, 6 p.m., at 346 Broadway, in the offices of the First Presbyterian Church. There will be munchies and information available and attendees are asked to wear a …

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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: Michael Thompson, Haverhill SCORE Volunteer.
  • 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. Guest: Phil Brown discusses the upcoming documentary “Socialists of Shoe City.”
  • 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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