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

Galvin Predicts Future Election Day ‘Chaos’ in Haverhill with Neighbors Having Different Ballots

Galvin Predicts Future Election Day ‘Chaos’ in Haverhill with Neighbors Having Different Ballots
Secretary of State William Galvin yesterday predicted chaos in Haverhill as Gov. Charlie Baker signed redistricting legislation, noting for example, “the House and Senate appear to have split the same precinct two different ways using different census blocks.” Shortly before Baker’s office confirmed that he signed bills redrawing all 160 House districts and all 40 Senate districts, Galvin said he …

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PrideStar EMS Plans to Acquire Trinity EMS, Retain Headquarters in Lowell and Haverhill

PrideStar EMS Plans to Acquire Trinity EMS, Retain Headquarters in Lowell and Haverhill
PrideStar EMS and Trinity EMS, both headquartered in Lowell, plan to become one emergency medical service company rooted in the Merrimack Valley and Southern New Hampshire. PrideStar EMS founder and CEO David Daly said the Daly Holding Company, parent of PrideStar EMS, is buying Trinity, but John Chemaly, Trinity president, will remain with the expanded company as vice president of …

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Haverhill Citizens Hall of Fame to Induct Crime Novelist Andrew Coburn Nov. 13

Haverhill Citizens Hall of Fame to Induct Crime Novelist Andrew Coburn Nov. 13
Andrew Coburn, crime novelist and Edgar Award finalist, is the latest Haverhill legend to be inducted into the Haverhill Citizens Hall of Fame during a ceremony next Saturday, Nov. 13. The Haverhill Citizens Hall of Fame honors Haverhill residents who achieved fame during their lifetimes and brought recognition to the city. A display of the 43 previous honorees adorns a …

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Stacks Opens in Downtown Haverhill with Craft Sandwiches, Bar With ‘Booze-Infused Milkshakes’

Stacks Opens in Downtown Haverhill with Craft Sandwiches, Bar With ‘Booze-Infused Milkshakes’
Haverhill’s newest restaurant, Stacks, opened to the public Thursday with craft sandwiches and 24 beers or ciders on tap. The 122 Washington St. restaurant is operated by brothers Paul and Anthony Tomacchio in the space formerly occupied by the Lasting Room. Besides food and a full bar, Stacks highlights its “over-the-top booze-infused milkshakes.” At a ribbon cutting by the Merrimack …

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Haverhill Republicans to Meet Nov. 16; Agenda Includes Candidate Recruitment

Haverhill Republicans to Meet Nov. 16; Agenda Includes Candidate Recruitment
The newly reorganized Haverhill Republican Committee plans a public meeting Tuesday, Nov. 16. One of the main topics of discussion will be the recruitment of Republican candidates to run for office down the road and in 2022, according to Chair Jeralyn Levasseur. The Committee plans social time at 6:30 p.m., followed by business at 7 p.m., at the Roma Restaurant, …

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Regional News

Whittier Tech Students Pool Talents to Create Bike Racks Denoting Amesbury’s Industrial Past

Whittier Tech Students Pool Talents to Create Bike Racks Denoting Amesbury’s Industrial Past
Students at Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School designed and constructed metal bike racks in Amesbury that also celebrate the city’s industrial heritage. “I am always impressed by the work our students create, and the care that our instructors have for each project,” Superintendent Maureen Lynch said. “The instructors and students involved can take great pride at the craftsmanship and …

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Community Spotlight

Buttonwoods Museum Now Taking Trees, Wreaths or Centerpieces for 20th Anniversary Festival of Trees

Buttonwoods Museum Now Taking Trees, Wreaths or Centerpieces for 20th Anniversary Festival of Trees
Haverhill’s Buttonwoods Museum is gearing up for its 20th anniversary Festival of Trees with drop off days and times for donated decorated artificial trees, wreaths or centerpieces. Items are being collected Friday and Saturday, Nov. 5 and 6, from 10 a.m.-8 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 7, from noon-5 p.m., at Buttonwoods Museum, 240 Water St., Haverhill. Collections continue next Wednesday …

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Obituaries

Today’s Obituaries: Highgaz ‘Hy’ Der Bogosian, 92, World War II and Korean War Veteran

Today’s Obituaries: Highgaz ‘Hy’ Der Bogosian, 92, World War II and Korean War Veteran
Highgaz “Hy” Der Bogosian, 92, lifelong Haverhill resident, community leader, business owner and veteran, passed away peacefully at Wingate Residences on Oct. 20. Hy was born Feb.13, 1929 to Armenian Genocide survivors, and graduated from Haverhill Trade School with a focus on the sheet metal trade. At the age of 17, Der Bogosian proudly enlisted in the U.S. Army to …

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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: Rep. Andy X. Vargas and Daniel P. Plourde Sr., of the Lorraine Post 29 VFW Santa Parade Committee.
  • 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.

Saturday’s Radio Highlights

  • Classic Hits: Favorites all day, except as indicated
  • Community Spotlight: News of upcoming cultural and civic events, quarter past every hour
  • Wave Weather: Every 30 minutes
  • World News: Noon and 11 p.m.
  • Take Two Movie Review: 8:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
  • Mass Moments: Today in Massachusetts history, 6:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
  • Gunsmoke: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Sunday’s Radio Highlights

  • Classic Hits: Favorites all day, except as indicated
  • Community Spotlight: News of upcoming cultural and civic events, quarter past every hour
  • Wave Weather: Every 30 minutes
  • Pulse on Health: Community Support Services at Greater Lawrence Family Health Center offers a wide variety of services and not all of them are medical related. In this week’s edition of Pulse On Health, listeners meet Amy Bositis and Sandra Silva, two people from the CSS program. They’ll be talking about the wide range of services provided by the Community Health Workers at the 100 Water St. location. 7 a.m.
  • World News: Noon, 6 and 11 p.m.
  • Take Two Movie Review: 8:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
  • Mass Moments: Today in Massachusetts history, 6:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
  • Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Monday’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: Pentucket Players Artistic Director John Buzzell and Rep. Lenny Mirra.
  • 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.
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