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

Haverhill Councilors Approve City Voting Districts Under Protest; 8 Subprecincts are Created

Haverhill Councilors Approve City Voting Districts Under Protest; 8 Subprecincts are Created
Haverhill city councilors approved Haverhill’s newly drawn voting districts Tuesday night, despite worries they will confuse voters and diminish the strength of their ballots by splitting eight local precincts. The reluctant 8-1 approval came when councilors were told failure to adopt the new map would mean the state would send someone in who would draw the same map and charge …

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Organizers Envision ‘Cogswell Club’ as Business and Philanthropy Group Helping Nonprofits

Organizers Envision ‘Cogswell Club’ as Business and Philanthropy Group Helping Nonprofits
As the Cogswell ArtSpace gets closer to becoming a reality, the Haverhill City Council heard Tuesday about a new fundraising plan, the brainchild of one of their own members. Councilor Timothy J. Jordan explained his idea for something called the “Cogswell Club,” a plan geared toward getting businesses to help support the proposed art facility. “Thinking about the Cogswell project, …

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‘Singing Trooper’ Clark to Perform at Haverhill’s Veterans Christmas Party Dec. 23

‘Singing Trooper’ Clark to Perform at Haverhill’s Veterans Christmas Party Dec. 23
When Haverhill’s first Veterans Christmas Party takes place next week, veterans and their families will be treated to a musical performance by the “Singing Trooper.” Retired Massachusetts State Police Trooper Daniel M. Clark, known as “The Singing Trooper,” performed in uniform while representing the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Clark also served in the U.S. Marine Corps. After four years of service, …

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Broco Energy Blaze Ruled Accidental, Caused by Overflowing Oil Reaching Hot Truck Engine

Broco Energy Blaze Ruled Accidental, Caused by Overflowing Oil Reaching Hot Truck Engine
A fire Tuesday that damaged Broco Energy’s fuel oil terminal and destroyed seven vehicles, was caused by accidental ignition of vapor when overflowing oil came into contact with a tanker truck’s hot engine. Haverhill Fire Chief Robert M. O’Brien and state Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey said Wednesday afternoon the fire at a Haverhill fuel depot along the railroad came …

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Regional News

Federal Grant Enables Greater Lawrence Family Health Center to Grow Residency Program

Federal Grant Enables Greater Lawrence Family Health Center to Grow Residency Program
The Lawrence Family Medicine Residency program is growing to 48 physicians thanks to a federal grant. Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, which became the first federally-qualified community health center in the U.S. in 1994 to host a teaching residency program, adds eight more doctors. The program is affiliated with Lawrence General Hospital. “The Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education Award …

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Community Spotlight

Pentucket Regional High School Offers In-Person and Online Concerts

Pentucket Regional High School Offers In-Person and Online Concerts
Pentucket Regional High School plans two in-person concerts featuring student talent, beginning tomorrow night. Café Jazz takes place Friday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m., in the Pentucket Regional High School cafeteria. It features the Jazz Combo, Big Band and Improvisation Class. Food offerings will be limited out of an abundance of caution due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Music Conservatory …

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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.
  • 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.
  • Haverhill School Committee: 7 p.m. Live.
  • 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: Major Walter Rivers of the Salvation Army and Tony Pecci, Haverhill Lions Club.
  • 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: Mark Kalashian joins Chris Porter for the holiday edition of the all-request Friday night show. Call in song requests at 978-374-1900. Live, 6:10 p.m.
  • Couple Next Door: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
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