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Catch the Wave at 97.9 WHAV ♦ December 04, 2021
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Haverhill News

Updated: Extra Police, Counselors at Haverhill High Monday After Halloween Party Shooting

Updated: Extra Police, Counselors at Haverhill High Monday After Halloween Party Shooting
Haverhill’s school administration plans to have “additional police presence” and counselors present at Haverhill High School tomorrow. The precautions follow Saturday night’s shooting at a Haverhill Halloween party that left a teenager with “non-life-threatening” injuries. “We at Haverhill Public Schools are aware of a shooting incident last (night) at a Halloween party involving an HHS student,” said school Superintendent Margaret …

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Magliocchetti and Vargas Develop Solution to One School Busing Issue; Roof Help Coming Too

Magliocchetti and Vargas Develop Solution to One School Busing Issue; Roof Help Coming Too
The nation’s schools have been experiencing bus shortages this year, but Haverhill has found a solution at least to taking students to after-school sporting events, and an environmentally friendly one at that. Haverhill School Committee member Paul A. Magliocchetti and state Rep. Andy X. Vargas worked together to fashion a solution. Magliocchetti outlined the problem for WHAV listeners. “One of …

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Covanta Issues Challenge to Businesses to Support VFW Santa Parade, Matches Donations

Covanta Issues Challenge to Businesses to Support VFW Santa Parade, Matches Donations
A local business is stepping up to help ensure the 57th Annual VFW Santa Parade is a big success by challenging others to contribute. Covanta of Haverhill, which in 2016 took second place in the overall float competition in the parade, is matching donations from other local businesses dollar-for-dollar up to $3,000. The parade is set for Sunday, Nov. 21, …

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Analysis: Face of Haverhill Politics to Change with Tuesday Election; Council Upheaval Coming

Analysis: Face of Haverhill Politics to Change with Tuesday Election; Council Upheaval Coming
No matter the final counts, the face of Haverhill politics changes with tomorrow’s local election. Voters will replace at least a third of the City Council and consider changes to the corner office and school representation. Long-term change is also on the horizon as voters are asked to completely upend the Council and School Committee with a pair of ballot …

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Analysis: Haverhill Voters to Consider Long-Term Changes to How Balloting Takes Place

Analysis: Haverhill Voters to Consider Long-Term Changes to How Balloting Takes Place
(See related story.) Haverhill voters are being offered a chance to voice their opinions on whether they should choose the City Council by ward or the School Committee by district. Whatever the majority chooses Tuesday, it amounts only to an opinion since the outcome isn’t binding. One question asks whether Haverhill should elect one city councilor from each of the …

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I-495 Construction Update: Overnight Lane and Ramp Closings This Week for Pavement Marking

I-495 Construction Update: Overnight Lane and Ramp Closings This Week for Pavement Marking
Pavement marking requires overnight lane and ramp closing this week on the southbound side of Interstate 495 in Haverhill. There will be double right lane closings on I-495 south, between exits 108, Route 97/Broadway, and 106, Ward Hill, Sunday, Oct. 31 through Thursday, Nov. 4, from 9 p.m.-5 a.m., each night. The exit 108 on-ramp from Route 97 to I-495 …

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Regional News

Methuen Police Explorers Participate in Spirit of Adventure Law Enforcement Day

Methuen Police Explorers Participate in Spirit of Adventure Law Enforcement Day
Seven members of the Methuen Police Explorer Post 911 recently attended the first-ever Spirit of Adventure Law Enforcement Day at the Boy Scouts of America’s New England Base Camp. Methuen Police Chief Scott J. McNamara said Explorers Michael Martin, Jack Earnshaw, Jack Magnan, Jonah Bonanno, Mathew Bolduc, Michael Mulligan and Keahilani Dia participated. They were accompanied by Lt. Joseph Aiello, …

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Community Spotlight

Northern Essex Students to Present ‘Tiny Beautiful Things’ on Special Outdoor Stage

Northern Essex Students to Present ‘Tiny Beautiful Things’ on Special Outdoor Stage
Northern Essex Community College students are performing “Tiny Beautiful Things” this week at a specially adapted outdoor stage. The college’s Performing Arts and Communication Department presents the play, based on a book by best-selling author Cheryl Strayed and adapted for the stage by actor, director, producer and screenwriter Nia Vardalos. Besides outside socially-distanced performances, patrons can warm up to hot …

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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: YMCA Regional Executive Director Tracy Fuller and Max Popolowski discusses Haverhill High School Drama Club’s presentation of “Our Town.”
  • 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. Guests: Calvary Baptist Church Rev. Kenneth Young and Haverhill school Superintendent Margaret Marotta.
  • 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.
  • Lights Out: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
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