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Haverhill’s Former Veterans Services Officer Santiago Starts Today as Lawrence Firefighter

Haverhill’s Former Veterans Services Officer Santiago Starts Today as Lawrence Firefighter
Luis Santiago, Haverhill’s former director of veterans services, starts his new job today as a Lawrence firefighter. Santiago left his Haverhill post in November to take a similar position in Billerica, but had interviewed months ago to become a Lawrence firefighter. He had long passed the state Civil Service examination when the job became available. Lawrence Fire Chief Brian F. …

Sections: Haverhill, Region

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Regional News

DiZoglio Wins Support from Congresswoman Trahan, Several Senators in Bid for State Auditor

DiZoglio Wins Support from Congresswoman Trahan, Several Senators in Bid for State Auditor
State Sen. Diana DiZoglio has received the endorsement of Congresswoman Lori Trahan and several state senators in her bid to become state auditor. Besides Trahan, DiZoglio won the support of Sens. Barry Finegold, John Cronin, Anne Gobi, Edward Kennedy and Michael Moore. They join Sen. Marc Pacheco who previously announced his support for the Methuen senator. “Diana DiZoglio is a …

Sections: Election Central, Haverhill, Region

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Rep. Dean Campbell Withholds Full Support for Weakened Veterans’ Homes Reform Bill

Rep. Dean Campbell Withholds Full Support for Weakened Veterans’ Homes Reform Bill
Although she was the original lead sponsor of a bill to reform oversight and governance at state veterans’ homes, Rep. Linda Dean Campbell did not lend her full support to a weakened version that emerged from the House last Thursday. The bill that cleared the House with a 156-1 vote seeks several major changes at the Holyoke and Chelsea Soldiers’ …

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Grand Jury Indicts Methuen Woman, 56, for Theft of Social Security Benefits Intended for Her Child

Grand Jury Indicts Methuen Woman, 56, for Theft of Social Security Benefits Intended for Her Child
A Methuen woman was arrested last Thursday in connection with stealing Social Security benefits intended for her child. Karen Silva-Brown was indicted for theft of public funds. According to U.S. Attorney Rachael S. Rollins and Sharon MacDermott, of the Social Security Administration, the 56-year-old Silva-Brown was released on conditions following an initial appearance before U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Judith …

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Education

United Way Receives Grant to Support After School Programs in Haverhill, Methuen, Lawrence

United Way Receives Grant to Support After School Programs in Haverhill, Methuen, Lawrence
United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley will work with Haverhill, Methuen and Lawrence, among other economically disadvantaged communities, to provide support to after school and out-of-school time programs, representing an opportunity for recovery from the impacts on student learning caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The agency received a $4.5 million grant from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and …

Sections: Education, Haverhill, Region

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Community Spotlight

VFW Lorraine Post 29’s All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast March 12 Honors Vietnam Veterans

VFW Lorraine Post 29’s All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast March 12 Honors Vietnam Veterans
Veterans of Foreign Wars Lorraine Post 29 of Haverhill is honoring Vietnam-era veterans at a pancake breakfast for the community. Meals will be served Saturday, March 12, from 9-11 a.m. The all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast is $10 per person with kids 6 and under eat free with paid adult tickets. A gracious sponsor has ensured all Vietnam Veterans eat free. Proceeds …

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Obituaries

Jane Murphy, Possible Inspiration for Archie Comics’ ‘Betty,’ Dies in Haverhill at 100

Jane Murphy, Possible Inspiration for Archie Comics’ ‘Betty,’ Dies in Haverhill at 100
Jane Loretta (Donahue) Murphy, lifelong resident of Haverhill, passed away peacefully at the age of 100 on Feb. 10, at Penacook Place, Haverhill, where she was a resident for the last two years. Jane was born July 30, 1921 to the late Charles and Mary (Heffernan) Donahue of Haverhill. She was a Haverhill High School graduate of the class of …

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Ruth (Walling) Sinclair Veasey, 96, Worked in Manhattan Advertising at Dawn of Television

Ruth (Walling) Sinclair Veasey, 96, Worked in Manhattan Advertising at Dawn of Television
Ruth (Walling) Sinclair Veasey passed away on Feb. 3, exactly 16 years to the day after her late husband, Decius Beebe Veasey. She was born on August 27, 1925 in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of James McKenzie and Mabel (Tilton) Walling Sinclair. Ruth attended public schools in Brooklyn, Erasamus Hall High School, and the College of William and Mary, …

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