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

Haverhill Councilors Want All Hands on Deck Next Week to Begin Voter-Approved Charter Changes

Haverhill Councilors Want All Hands on Deck Next Week to Begin Voter-Approved Charter Changes
Haverhill voters made it clear on election day they want to elect the majority of the City Council and School Committee by districts, and the current City Council wants to get started with a meeting of all elected officials next week. Councilor William J. Macek said, although the questions were non-binding, the nearly 2 to 1 vote makes it imperative …

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Feds Arrest Haverhill, Methuen, North Andover and Lawrence Gang Members for Drug Trafficking

Feds Arrest Haverhill, Methuen, North Andover and Lawrence Gang Members for Drug Trafficking
Men from Haverhill, Methuen, North Andover and Lawrence are among 13 gang members charged Wednesday for roles in Lawrence-based drug trafficking of fentanyl, cocaine, suboxone and counterfeit prescription pills containing methamphetamine. Those indicted on conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl and 500 grams or more of cocaine and suboxone include 23-year-old …

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Haverhill’s Broco Oil Owner Robert Brown Receives First Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo Memorial Award

Haverhill’s Broco Oil Owner Robert Brown Receives First Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo Memorial Award
The first “U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo Memorial Award” was presented yesterday to U.S. Navy Seabee veteran Robert Brown, owner of Haverhill’s Broco Oil. Former Massachusetts Secretary of Veterans Services Francisco Urena, speaking during the Merrimack Valley Chamber Veterans Assistance Program, presented the award to Brown with the family of Sgt. Pichardo present. “This memorial award will be …

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Haverhill to Pay $70 to $135 Hourly for Private Snow Plow Contractors

Haverhill to Pay $70 to $135 Hourly for Private Snow Plow Contractors
Before the snow flies, Haverhill is looking for snow plow contractors and willing to pay from $70 to $135 per hour depending on equipment. Like other communities, the city faces a shortage of private snow plow drivers this winter. For more information, call the Haverhill Department of Public Works at 978-374-2361 or 311.

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Regional News

In Visit to Methuen’s Little Sprouts, U.S. Rep. Trahan Calls for Passage of Build Back Better Act

In Visit to Methuen’s Little Sprouts, U.S. Rep. Trahan Calls for Passage of Build Back Better Act
Congresswoman Lori Trahan used a visit yesterday of Little Sprouts Early Education and Child Care in Methuen to highlight the need for the child care investments included in the proposed federal Build Back Better Act. Trahan, joined by Executive Director of the Massachusetts Association of Early Education and Care William Eddy, said the bill will bolster working families’ efforts to …

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DiZoglio Calls for State House Reopening; Says Residents are Deprived of Transparency

DiZoglio Calls for State House Reopening; Says Residents  are Deprived of Transparency
State Sen. Diana DiZoglio says the public is being deprived of open government with the Massachusetts State House still closed to the public more than a year and a half after being shuttered in the wake of COVID-19. At the start of the Senate’s debate over a $3.6 billion American Rescue Plan Act spending bill, DiZoglio called on lawmakers to …

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Community Spotlight

Pentucket Players Present ‘Evita’ Friday, Saturday, Sunday at Haverhill City Hall

Pentucket Players Present ‘Evita’ Friday, Saturday, Sunday at Haverhill City Hall
Delayed more than a year because of the pandemic, Pentucket Players is presenting “Evita” this weekend at Haverhill City Hall auditorium. Pentucket Players expected a two-week delay back on March 15, 2020 while originally rehearsing, “Evita.” The two-week hiatus lasted for months because of precautions related to COVID-19. “Evita” chronicles the rise to fame and notoriety of Eva Peron, iconic …

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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 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.

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: Tammy Dobrosielski discusses Wreaths Across America and Cantor Vera Broekhuysen of Temple Emanu-El.
  • 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.
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