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Catch the Wave at 97.9 WHAV ♦ October 24, 2021
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Haverhill News

Haverhill Council Gives Developer Time to Revise Water Street Housing Plan to Reduce Units

Haverhill Council Gives Developer Time to Revise Water Street Housing Plan to Reduce Units
A proposal to a construct a multifamily apartment building on a long-vacant piece of property along downtown Haverhill’s waterfront was put on hold at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting 85 Water Street Development, managed by Louis P. Minicucci Jr. was seeking a special permit to construct a 113-unit building on 1.2 acres of land. That property is currently zoned for …

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Covanta Adds Drop Box Convenient to I-495 for Proper Retirement of U.S. Flags

Covanta Adds Drop Box Convenient to I-495 for Proper Retirement of U.S. Flags
Greater Haverhill residents now have another location, right off the interstate highway, to properly retire their worn American flags. Covanta Haverhill recently installed a flag drop off box near its front entrance at the end of the Ward Hill connector. The drop box is located in a newly landscaped area featuring a new flag pole with red, white and blue …

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Haverhill’s GoodieKrunch Receives Honors During Sixth Annual Manufacturing Month

Haverhill’s GoodieKrunch Receives Honors During Sixth Annual Manufacturing Month
GoodieKrunch of Haverhill was honored recently by state Sen. Diana DiZoglio for its designation as a manufacturer of the year during the Sixth Annual Manufacturing Month Awards. Founded by Haverhill resident HamdAllah Olona, GoodieKrunch’s signature “Yummy Coconut Snack” is a crunchy combination of coconut, raisins, salt, sugar and vanilla extract that complements oatmeal, cold cereal, ice cream and yogurt, or …

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Regional News

New Lawrence- and Methuen-Anchored Senate Seat Could Emerge Through Redistricting

New Lawrence- and Methuen-Anchored Senate Seat Could Emerge Through Redistricting
A new majority-minority senate district anchored by minority populations in Lawrence and Methuen was put on the table Tuesday in an effort to increase the political clout of minority and low-income communities. The Drawing Democracy Coalition would add nine House districts and four Senate districts where people of color represent the majority of the population. The creation of a new …

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Northern Essex Community College Opens COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics Wednesday and Thursday

Northern Essex Community College Opens COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics Wednesday and Thursday
Northern Essex Community College is offering two pop-up vaccination clinics this week—one in Lawrence and one in Haverhill—for faculty, staff, students and the general public. Greater Lawrence Family Health Center will operate the clinics in partnership with the college. The first takes place Wednesday, Sept. 29, from 8-noon under a tent in the parking lot of the Dimitry Building, 45 …

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Community Spotlight

Dinner of Hope to Benefit Asperger Works Set for Friday, Oct. 8, in Downtown Haverhill

Dinner of Hope to Benefit Asperger Works Set for Friday, Oct. 8, in Downtown Haverhill
Asperger Works is celebrating its ninth anniversary with its annual Dinner of Hope Friday, Oct. 8. Congresswoman Lori Trahan delivers the keynote address and the event features the magic of Stephanie Beach, dancing to the music of Acoustically Speaking and a silent auction. The Dinner of Hope takes place Friday, Oct. 8, beginning at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails, followed by …

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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. Christina Minicucci and Donald Jarvis.
  • 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.
  • Spotlight on Candidates: Bill Macek and Mary Ellen Daly O'Brien host. 6 p.m. following Local News.
  • 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. Guest: 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.
  • Our Miss Brooks: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
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