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Catch the Wave at 97.9 WHAV ♦ December 07, 2021
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Haverhill News

With Neighbors’ Blessing, Haverhill Council Allows Conversion of Funeral Home to Condominiums

With Neighbors’ Blessing, Haverhill Council Allows Conversion of Funeral Home to Condominiums
A contractor looking to develop multi-family condominiums on Kenoza Avenue in Haverhill received praise for working with neighbors to shape the look of the project. Mazraany Constuction of Salem, N.H., first approached the Haverhill City Council back in September seeking to convert the Grondin-Carnevale Funeral Home, 125-129 Kenoza Ave., into seven housing units. At the time, some neighbors expressed concerns …

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State Officials, Studying the Internet ‘Digital Divide,’ Plan Visit to Haverhill Success Story

State Officials, Studying the Internet ‘Digital Divide,’ Plan Visit to Haverhill Success Story
Members of the legislature, studying the “digital divide” between those with full internet and those lacking broadband access, are coming to Haverhill next week to view a local success story. Reps. Andy X. Vargas and Thomas Golden Jr. of Lowell and MakeIT Haverhill Co-Founder Keith Boucher are hosting members of the Special Legislative Commission on Broadband Equity for a visit …

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BU, Merrimack River Watershed Council Seek to Learn What Waterway Issues Worry Residents

BU, Merrimack River Watershed Council Seek to Learn What Waterway Issues Worry Residents
The Boston University School of Public Health and Merrimack River Watershed Council are conducting a survey to help better understand public concerns over pollution in the Merrimack River. The survey is intended to gauge the public’s views on potential public health risks involved in common recreational activities such as fishing, swimming, paddling and boating. Those who do not use the …

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Bachata Phunk with Ysasha Begins Thursday Night at Maria’s

Bachata Phunk with Ysasha Begins Thursday Night at Maria’s
A series of dance classes is taking place starting tomorrow night in downtown Haverhill. Described as “simple dance moves you can groove,” the first class of Bachata Phunk with Ysasha is free. It begins Thursday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m., at the Galleria Banquet Room at Maria’s, 81 Essex St., Haverhill.

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Regional News

Regional Collaborative Plans Three COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics for Children, Ages 5-11

Regional Collaborative Plans Three COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics for Children, Ages 5-11
The Lower Merrimack Valley Regional Collaborative is hosting three COVID-19 vaccination clinics for children during the next three Mondays. Clinics are free, but open to children ages 5-11 only. First doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine will be administered. The shot has been authorized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration and is …

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Community Spotlight

L’Arche Boston North Continues Offering Homemade Hummus

L’Arche Boston North Continues Offering Homemade Hummus
Although the Haverhill Farmers Market is closed for the season, L’Arche Boston North is continuing its sales of homemade hummus online and in-person This week, Homemade Hummus is offering Sriracha Red Pepper, Chipotle Lime and Roasted Beet as its hummus flavors of the week. In-person pickup is available this Saturday, Nov. 13, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at L’Arche Boston North’s …

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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: Major Walter Rivers of the Salvation Army and Daniel Plourde Sr., VFW Santa Parade.
  • 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 Rich Porcelli, Kiwanis Club of Haverhill’s Sixth Annual Turkey Drop.
  • 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.
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