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Councilors Approve Downtown Haverhill Sale and Redevelopment, but Threaten Mayor’s Next Budget

Councilors Approve Downtown Haverhill Sale and Redevelopment, but Threaten Mayor’s Next Budget
A proposal to develop a $160 million housing, retail and parking complex in downtown Haverhill received approval last night from the City Council with no votes to spare. In lieu of promises from Mayor James J. Fiorentini to beef up firefighter staffing and other spending, several councilors gave their votes with a promise to kill the mayor’s next budget if …

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Man With Camera Thwarts Mass. Legislature’s Secrecy Law, Exposing Attempted Murder Charges

Man With Camera Thwarts Mass. Legislature’s Secrecy Law, Exposing Attempted Murder Charges
If it wasn’t for a Haverhill neighbor’s home video last Friday, the public never would have known about a person being run down by a truck, two people being stabbed and assault with intent to murder charges being filed. Nothing appeared on Haverhill Police arrest or incident logs because of State House-ordered secrecy relating to certain criminal acts. In fact, …

Sections: Crime, Haverhill, State House News, WHAV Investigates

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Haverhill City Clerk’s Office Names Three ‘Top Dogs’ in City Hall

Haverhill City Clerk’s Office Names Three ‘Top Dogs’ in City Hall
There are three new top dogs in Haverhill City Hall and none of them appear to be interested in holding any other public offices. Assistant Haverhill City Clerk Kaitlin Wright named the winners Tuesday of the city’s first annual “Haverhill Top Dog.” The contest was designed to encourage residents to license their dogs by offering them a friendly competition. First …

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Dr. Comeau Shares Original Poem, ‘Poor Ukraine,’ as War Unfolds

Dr. Comeau Shares Original Poem, ‘Poor Ukraine,’ as War Unfolds
Dr. Raymond F. Comeau, a Haverhill native, said he is “lamenting, like many of us, Putin’s barbaric war and the needless suffering of the Ukrainian people.” As he has done during the pandemic, Comeau offers WHAV audiences a timely poem, “Poor Ukraine,” offering consolation as the tragedy unfolds. Now of Belmont, Comeau is a retired dean and current lecturer at …

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Regional News

Former Amesbury Mayor Gray, Now of North Andover, Mulls Run in Larger of 2 Haverhill Senate Districts

Former Amesbury Mayor Gray, Now of North Andover, Mulls Run in Larger of 2 Haverhill Senate Districts
A former Amesbury mayor, now living in North Andover, is contemplating a run for state Senate in the least discussed of two Senate seats that include Haverhill. Ken Gray announced Tuesday he is exploring the possibility of running in the reconfigured 2nd Essex and Middlesex Senate District that includes Amesbury, Andover, Merrimac, Tewksbury, Wilmington and parts of North Andover and …

Sections: Election Central, Haverhill, Region

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Community Spotlight

Nomsa Ncube Receives Black Excellence on the Hill Award for Community Service in Haverhill

Nomsa Ncube Receives Black Excellence on the Hill Award for Community Service in Haverhill
Nomsa Ncube of Haverhill was awarded the Black Excellence on the Hill Award Monday from the Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus. Ncube was nominated by Rep. Andy X. Vargas who said she has been committed to the defense, maintenance and development of basic human rights for more than 30 years. She serves at Somebody Cares New England as community …

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