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Catch the Wave at 97.9 WHAV ♦ December 04, 2021
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Haverhill Begins Distribution Monday of Free COVID-19 Home Test Kits

Haverhill Begins Distribution Monday of Free COVID-19 Home Test Kits
The Haverhill Health Department begins distributing free COVID-19 testing kits to Haverhill residents next week at the Citizen’s Center, mayor office and Haverhill Public Library. Mayor James J. Fiorentini said Friday several thousand test kits are also being given to community partners and local nonprofits to assist in distributing them to the public. “We are planning to distribute the test …

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Haverhill’s Louis Alter Brings Back Christmas Spirit Near End of World War II

Haverhill’s Louis Alter Brings Back Christmas Spirit Near End of World War II
(Holiday encore. This story first appeared in 2020.) The United States entered World War II starting with the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor—78 years ago today. By the autumn of 1944, there was cause for optimism the war’s end might actually be in sight. D-Day forces had landed in Normandy, Paris had been liberated, and the Allies were …

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Haverhill Native Poet Comeau Shares His latest, ‘Jesus in a Boston Pub’

Haverhill Native Poet Comeau Shares His latest, ‘Jesus in a Boston Pub’
Haverhill native Raymond F. Comeau has released a new poem, “Jesus in a Boston Pub,” timed for the Christmas holiday, but, as he puts it, “the poem stresses many things, especially compassion, perseverance and persistence, qualities that we can all use during pandemic times.” Now of Belmont, Comeau is a retired dean and current lecturer at Harvard University Extension School. …

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It’s An Old-Time Radio Christmas Eve on 97.9 WHAV, Featuring a Local Connection

It’s An Old-Time Radio Christmas Eve on 97.9 WHAV, Featuring a Local Connection
WHAV continues its Christmas Eve old-time radio tradition with some familiar favorites along with a few offerings aimed at introducing a new generation to popular entertainers of the 20th century. New to WHAV’s holiday lineup Friday, Dec. 24, but with radio careers spanning back to the 1930s and at least one local connection, are Fred Allen and Fibber McGee and …

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