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

Haverhill Firefighters’ Union Calls for Increased Staffing, Saying National Standards Not Met

Haverhill Firefighters’ Union Calls for Increased Staffing, Saying National Standards Not Met
The head of the Haverhill firefighters’ union says the city is not keeping pace with its growth and must immediately begin adding staff. Haverhill Firefighters Local 1011 President Timothy Carroll told city councilors Tuesday Haverhill does not meet the standards set by the National Fire Protection Association in terms of response times and staffing requirements. He repeated concerns expressed before …

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Haverhill Makes Final Payment on Hale Hospital Building It Hasn’t Owned in 20 Years

Haverhill Makes Final Payment on Hale Hospital Building It Hasn’t Owned in 20 Years
The former city-owned Hale Hospital, acquired in 1931, greatly expanded in 1984 and insolvent in 2001 has been the reason given for the past two decades about why the city hasn’t been able to tackle certain projects. Now, after two decades, the city is finally paying off the mortgage—actually the bonds floated—that paid for what was in 1984 a $30 …

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Sen. DiZoglio to be Honored Oct. 16 as Haverhill’s Elected Distinguished Democrat at Annual Breakfast

Sen. DiZoglio to be Honored Oct. 16 as Haverhill’s Elected Distinguished Democrat at Annual Breakfast
State Sen. Diana DiZoglio is being honored this month by the Haverhill Democratic City Committee as the 2021 Elected Distinguished Democrat. DiZoglio is to be honored at the Committee’s Roz McKeon Annual Breakfast Saturday, Oct. 16, from 10-11:30 a.m., at Maria’s Restaurant, Galleria Banquet Room, 85 Essex St., Haverhill. “All Politics are Local!” is this year’s theme and state Rep. …

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Haverhill Candidates to Participate in Forum Wednesday by League of Women Voters of Greater Haverhill

Haverhill Candidates to Participate in Forum Wednesday by League of Women Voters of Greater Haverhill
Haverhill candidates for mayor, School Committee and City Council express their various positions on the issues during a Candidates Forum next Wednesday sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Greater Haverhill. The forum gives Haverhill residents a chance to hear candidates’ positions on issues affecting the city. Residents have the opportunity to ask questions as well. Due to concerns …

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Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce Meets Tonight at Maria’s Restaurant

Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce Meets Tonight at Maria’s Restaurant
Maria’s Restaurant is hosting a Business Networking Mixer tonight for members of the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce The event takes place from 5-7:30 p.m., at Maria’s Restaurant, 81 Essex St., Haverhill. There will be appetizers, door prize drawings and a cash bar. Admission is $10 per person for Chamber members and $20 for non-members. Register at merrimackvalleychamber.com or by …

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Regional News

Judge Sentences North Andover Woman to Two Years in Prison for Giving Illegal Silicone Shots

Judge Sentences North Andover Woman to Two Years in Prison for Giving Illegal Silicone Shots
A North Andover woman was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for performing illegal silicone injections. Seventy-three-year-old Gladys Araceli Ceron was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns to two years in prison and two years of supervised release. The judge withheld judgment on restitution for a later date. This past April, Ceron pleaded guilty to five …

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Community Spotlight

Merrimack Valley Hospice Plans Free Program Starting Tonight on Meals Following Loss of a Partner

Merrimack Valley Hospice Plans Free Program Starting Tonight on Meals Following Loss of a Partner
Merrimack Valley Hospice offers its free “Cooking and Eating for One” for those navigating grocery shopping, preparing meals and dining after the loss of a partner. Recognizing the connection between food and mourning, the nonprofit is providing virtual support groups online. A series of three interactive workshops, taking place Thursdays, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., teaches straightforward, healthy recipes with minimal ingredients. …

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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: Deborah Chiaravalloti, Holy Family Hospital, and Gregg Croteau and Morgan Wamsley of UTEC.
  • 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.
  • 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. Guests: Thomas Spitalere of Essex County Ghost Project and Sandra McArthur, recipient of Frates Family Luminary Award.
  • 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.
97.9 WHAV FM Wavelengths is sponsored by the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce
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