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Haverhill Reaches Settlements Against Big Pharma in Opioid Prescription Lawsuits

Haverhill Reaches Settlements Against Big Pharma in Opioid Prescription Lawsuits
After four years of lawsuits, the City of Haverhill has reached settlements with a number of large pharmaceutical companies for their roles in creating a nationwide opioid epidemic. The settlements are part of a legal action against seven drug manufacturers and three distributors, including Purdue Pharmaceutical, Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Pharmaceutical. Speaking to the City Council Tuesday, City Solicitor …

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Seventy-Five Years Ago Today, Haverhill Radio Station WHAV First Went On the Air

Seventy-Five Years Ago Today, Haverhill Radio Station WHAV First Went On the Air
(Additional photographs below.) This is a milestone day in the history of local radio station WHAV. On this day 75 years ago, the then-AM radio station first launched from temporary studios on the second floor of Merrimack Valley National Bank at 163 Merrimack St., in downtown Haverhill. Then, as right now, the radio signal beamed to households from the top …

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VFW Lorraine Post 29 Honors Vietnam Veterans at Breakfast Event

VFW Lorraine Post 29 Honors Vietnam Veterans at Breakfast Event
More than 100 veterans turned out for a pancake breakfast last Saturday in Haverhill in honor of Vietnam veterans. The breakfast, hosted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Lorraine Post 29, also raised about $3,000 to assist veterans going forward. Thanks to an unidentified sponsor, all Vietnam veterans attending ate free. The winner of the event’s 50/50 raffle also donated the …

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Regional News

Area Groups Share in Homeowner Education and Foreclosure Prevention Counseling Grants

Area Groups Share in Homeowner Education and Foreclosure Prevention Counseling Grants
Area agencies will provide first-time homeownership education and foreclosure prevention counseling programs paid for by the state Division of Banks. Consumer counseling organizations sharing in grants are ACT Lawrence, $102,000; Lawrence Community Works, $75,494; and Merrimack Valley Housing Partnership, $75,000. Lowell-based Home Preservation Coalition of the Merrimack Valley is also receiving $239,641 for its foreclosure education center. The grants assist …

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Education

Whittier Tech Senior Chloe Simard of Haverhill Receives U.S. Presidential Scholar Nomination

Whittier Tech Senior Chloe Simard of Haverhill Receives U.S. Presidential Scholar Nomination
A Haverhill student at Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School has been nominated as a U.S. Presidential Scholar. Senior Chloe Simard is in Whittier Tech’s Allied Health Program, carries a 4.22 grade-point average and maintains high honors. Simard is one of just six career technical education students in Massachusetts nominated this year. “Chloe is a dedicated athlete, student and member …

Sections: Education, Haverhill

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Community Spotlight

Dan Speers Tells of Retracing Part of Jack Kerouac’s Journey Thursday During Open Mic Night

Dan Speers Tells of Retracing Part of Jack Kerouac’s Journey Thursday During Open Mic Night
Local poet Dan Speers, who once retraced part of Jack Kerouac’s journey recounted in the book, “On the Road,” shares his experience and poems he wrote during the Haverhill Public Library’s virtual Open Mic Night Thursday. Speers took the road trip during the early 1960s through Nebraska, Wyoming, South Dakota and Utah. Besides reading poems he wrote at the time, …

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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: VA Bedford Healthcare System Public Affairs Officer Kat Bailey and Maureen Lynch, superintendent, Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School.
  • 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.
  • 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. Guests: Deborah Chiaravalloti, Holy Family Hospital, and Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority Administrator Noah S. Berger.
  • 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.
  • Haverhill School Committee: When in session, Live. 7 p.m.
  • Our Miss Brooks: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
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