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Haverhill School Committee Agrees: No Public School Student Masking After Feb. 28

Haverhill School Committee Agrees: No Public School Student Masking After Feb. 28
The end of February brings the end of mandated masking for Haverhill students. The School Committee last night joined Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School in not countering orders by Gov. Charlie Baker to lift statewide mask requirements as of Feb. 28. Following Baker’s announcement, cities and towns had the option to impose their own mandates. School Committee members heard …

Sections: Education, Haverhill

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Local Charity Hosts 90th Birthday Party for Haverhill Korean War Veteran Joe Savio

Local Charity Hosts 90th Birthday Party for Haverhill Korean War Veteran Joe Savio
Korean War veteran Joe Savio of Haverhill was treated to a special 90th birthday celebration last week. Dee O’Neil and the 411 Cares charity she founded organized the birthday party. O’Neil said she was introduced to the U.S. Army veteran when she started delivering lunches to Veterans Northeast Outreach Center’s Cedar Street veterans mansion. At first, O’Neil said, she thought …

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Haverhill, Methuen and Lawrence Again Receive Shannon Grants to Address Youth Violence

Haverhill, Methuen and Lawrence Again Receive Shannon Grants to Address Youth Violence
Haverhill, Methuen and Lawrence are among communities sharing in $11.2 million in Sen. Charles E. Shannon Jr. Community Safety Initiative grants to address youth violence. Haverhill and Methuen share $325,153, while Lawrence was awarded $250,500. In addition, UMass Lowell was awarded $36,197 to assist Haverhill and Methuen and the same amount to assist Lawrence as a Local Action Research Partners. …

Sections: Crime, Haverhill, Region

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I-495 Construction Update: Daytime Lane Closings Northbound in Haverhill Next Monday-Thursday

I-495 Construction Update: Daytime Lane Closings Northbound in Haverhill Next Monday-Thursday
There will be daytime ramp closings along Interstate 495 in Haverhill beginning Monday to allow for sign installation and construction truck access. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation said the work, which is part of the more than $100 million twin bridge replacement project, runs from Monday, Feb. 14, and continues through Thursday, Feb. 17, between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. …

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Regional News

Groveland Firefighters Extinguish Early Morning Garage Blaze; Nearby Home Receives Heat Damage

Groveland Firefighters Extinguish Early Morning Garage Blaze; Nearby Home Receives Heat Damage
No one was injured during an early Thursday morning garage fire in Groveland, but the fire department considers the building to be “a total loss due to heavy fire and smoke damage.” The Groveland Fire Department was dispatched around 3:32 a.m. to 1 Garrison St. for a report of a fire at a one-car garage. Firefighters kept the blaze from …

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Education

Eight Northern Essex Community College Staff Receive National Excellence Awards

Eight Northern Essex Community College Staff Receive National Excellence Awards
Eight members of the Northern Essex Community College faculty and staff were recently named recipients of the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Awards for Excellence, a national honor that recognizes outstanding faculty and staff working at the country’s community colleges. This year’s recipients include Michelle Carter of Cambridge, associate professor and department chair, Art & Design; Jennifer Fielding …

Sections: Education, Haverhill, Region

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Community Spotlight

Changing Lives Christian Church Screens ‘The Case for Christ’ Film Feb. 19

Changing Lives Christian Church Screens ‘The Case for Christ’ Film Feb. 19
Changing Lives Christian Church in Haverhill is having a free movie night, featuring the film “The Case for Christ.” The screening takes place Saturday, Feb. 19, 6 p.m., at the church, 17 Newcomb St., Haverhill. There will also be a raffle of homemade gift baskets and free popcorn, coffee and tea and pastries. For more information, call Pastor Craig Mattheson …

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Business Bulletin

U.S. Reps. Trahan and Moulton to Address Merrimack Valley Chamber Members at Breakfast Forum

U.S. Reps. Trahan and Moulton to Address Merrimack Valley Chamber Members at Breakfast Forum
U.S. Reps. Lori Trahan and Seth Moulton discuss “The Challenges and Opportunities Facing the United States in 2022” during the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce’s annual Congressional Breakfast Forum. The Forum takes place Monday, Feb. 28, from 7:30-9 a.m., at DoubleTree by Hilton, 123 Old River Road, Andover. Admission is $20 for Chamber members and $50 for nonmembers and includes …

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  • WIN for Breakfast: Local news, weather, traffic, sports and information. Win Damon is light, lively and local, 6-9 a.m. Guests: Haley Moschella, Wisteria Montessori Schools, and Rep. Andy X. Vargas.
  • 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.
  • All Request Friday Night: Chris Porter, live, 6:15 p.m. Call 978-374-1900.
  • Couple Next Door: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

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  • Classic Hits: Favorites all day, except as indicated
  • Community Spotlight: News of upcoming cultural and civic events, quarter past every hour
  • Wave Weather: Every 30 minutes
  • World News: Noon and 11 p.m.
  • Take Two Movie Review: 8:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
  • Mass Moments: Today in Massachusetts history, 6:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
  • Gunsmoke: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Sunday’s Radio Highlights

  • Classic Hits: Favorites all day, except as indicated
  • Community Spotlight: News of upcoming cultural and civic events, quarter past every hour
  • Wave Weather: Every 30 minutes
  • Pulse on Health: Greater Lawrence Family Health Center.
  • World News: Noon, 6 and 11 p.m.
  • Take Two Movie Review: 8:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
  • Mass Moments: Today in Massachusetts history, 6:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
  • Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Monday’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: Sen. Diana DiZoglio and Rep. Lenny Mirra.
  • 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.
  • Suspense: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
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