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Haverhill City Council Hears Plan to Add, Move and Renumber Voting Places Per State Redistricting

Haverhill City Council Hears Plan to Add, Move and Renumber Voting Places Per State Redistricting
Last year’s redistricting means the Haverhill City Council is being asked tonight to sign off on 28 voting sites, including some familiar locations that have been renumbered and moved. Haverhill City Clerk Linda L. Koutoulas released a chart (below) showing new sub-precincts necessary to accommodate the city’s reduction in state representatives from four to two and increase to two state …

Sections: Election Central, Haverhill

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Vargas Becomes Fourth Executive Director of the Haverhill Housing Authority in its 74-Year History

Vargas Becomes Fourth Executive Director of the Haverhill Housing Authority in its 74-Year History
Clara Ruiz Vargas has become the fourth person in the Haverhill Housing Authority’s 74-year history to become executive director. Vargas, who had served as interim executive director since Joseph A. Hart left the post last fall, was selected by the Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners last Thursday. The job was advertised as paying between $133,571 and $138,395 annually. Vargas was …

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Power Outage Leads to Broken Pipes and Cancellation of Monday Classes at Haverhill High School

Power Outage Leads to Broken Pipes and Cancellation of Monday Classes at Haverhill High School
A weekend power outage in the neighborhood of Haverhill High School played a role in pipes bursting and causing the cancellation of school Monday. Haverhill High School Principal Jason Meland was expected to appear live Monday on WHAV’s “Win for Breakfast,” but notified the radio station of the incident and need to reschedule. In an email Monday afternoon, Assistant Superintendent …

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Regional News

Ex-Boston Red Sox Pitcher Justin Haley Graduates from Academy, to Serve as West Newbury Firefighter

Ex-Boston Red Sox Pitcher Justin Haley Graduates from Academy, to Serve as West Newbury Firefighter
West Newbury firefighter and former Boston Red Sox pitcher Justin Haley recently graduated from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy. Fire Chief Michael Dwyer said 30-year-old Haley, who pitched in four games for the 2018 World Series Champion Red Sox, graduated Feb. 28 from the Call/Volunteer Recruit Firefighting Training Program at the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy. Haley said that as his baseball career …

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Education

Haverhill Plans Kindergarten Information Nights March 29 and April 13

Haverhill Plans Kindergarten Information Nights March 29 and April 13
Haverhill Public Schools are having Kindergarten Information Nights with departments and teachers advising parents on how to prepare their children for kindergarten. The sessions are for parents and guardians of children who are five-years-old by Aug. 31. There will be food, a free kindergarten book for all attendees and translations available. Information nights are Tuesday, March 29, from 6-7:30 p.m., …

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Community Spotlight

Try Out a Typewriter or View Early Computers Today at Haverhill’s Museum of Printing

Try Out a Typewriter or View Early Computers Today at Haverhill’s Museum of Printing
Today’s the day to try your hand at composing on a vintage typewriter or seeing an early computer. New England Museum Week is being celebrated today with free admission to Haverhill’s Museum of Printing. The museum opens from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 15 Thornton Ave, Haverhill. Besides typewriters and computers, the public may view 8,000 books in the library or …

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Business Bulletin

Greater Haverhill Chamber Honors Businesses and Community Leaders

Greater Haverhill Chamber Honors Businesses and Community Leaders
(Additional photographs below.) Greater Haverhill’s most valued businesses and community leaders received honors Friday morning during the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce’s 2022 business breakfast. The annual ceremony began with special recognition of business leaders represented by Black, Indigenous and people of color. Katrina Hobbs-Everett, founder of Power of Self-Education presented the BIPOC Business Leader Awards to Raquel Quezada, Fundación …

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