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Haverhill’s North Avenue Reconstruction and Amenities to Top $23.6 Million

Haverhill’s North Avenue Reconstruction and Amenities to Top $23.6 Million
A long-awaited rehabilitation project for North Avenue, from Main Street in Haverhill to the Plaistow, N.H., line, recently received approval from the Merrimack Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization. Mayor James J. Fiorentini told city councilors Tuesday the quasi-public organization authorized $23.6 million in state and federal money for the project. He called the amount the largest transportation investment in the city’s …

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Hash Browns Order Brings Arrest of 21-Year-Old for Haverhill Armed Robbery and Assault and Battery

Hash Browns Order Brings Arrest of 21-Year-Old for Haverhill Armed Robbery and Assault and Battery
A 21-year-old Lynn man was arrested by Haverhill Police Monday morning within minutes of the man allegedly threatening to stab restaurant workers and stealing hash browns. Wetsny Louicius was charged with armed robbery and assault and battery. According to court documents, a restaurant employee took an order of hash browns from Louicius around 9 a.m. and advised the man two …

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Regional News

Haverhill and Lawrence Police Receive State Staffing Grants for Overtime, Shift Coverage

Haverhill and Lawrence Police Receive State Staffing Grants for Overtime, Shift Coverage
Both Haverhill and Lawrence Police Departments were formally awarded state public safety staffing grants Tuesday aimed at helping communities maintain local public safety and emergency response services. Haverhill was awarded $ 255,200, while Lawrence received $994,999. They were among 16 police and fire departments to seek money from the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Office of Grants and …

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Final Report: No Evidence Nine-Alarm Salisbury Fire Was Set; Cause Remains ‘Officially Undetermined’

Final Report: No Evidence Nine-Alarm Salisbury Fire Was Set; Cause Remains ‘Officially Undetermined’
There is no evidence a nine-alarm fire January in Salisbury that destroyed a hotel and five residential buildings was set intentionally. Salisbury Fire Chief Scott Carrigan, Salisbury Police Chief Thomas W. Fowler and State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey, however, said in a joint statement yesterday the cause, however, remains “officially undetermined.” “The magnitude of this fire and the high …

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Education

Pentucket Regional High School Athletes Score in New Balance Indoor Nationals

Pentucket Regional High School Athletes Score in New Balance Indoor Nationals
A number of Pentucket Regional High School athletes scored successes in the recent New Balance Indoor Nationals at The Armory in Manhattan, New York, against other top athletes from across the country. The 4x200-meter relay team, with Sydney Trout, Reese Gallant, Sage Smith and Emily Rubio, finished in 16th place in the Rising Stars division. Their time of 1:48.33 was …

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Community Spotlight

Haverhill’s River Bards Return In-Person Friday with The Diminished Prophets

Haverhill’s River Bards Return In-Person Friday with The Diminished Prophets
Haverhill’s River Bards read in person monthly through June, beginning with The Diminished Prophets this Friday night. The River Bard works in collaboration with Creative Haverhill and meets at 7 p.m., at HC Media Studio 101, 2 Merrimack St, Haverhill. Friday, April 1, The Diminished Prophets is presenting “The Gallery,” a new program of melopoeia. Poets Rhina Espaillat and Alfred …

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Business Bulletin

MakeIT Haverhill to Be Honored as Champion for Essex County in May

MakeIT Haverhill to Be Honored as Champion for Essex County in May
MakeIT Haverhill is among those being recognized by the Essex County Community Foundation as a “Champion for Essex County” at the eighth annual Celebration of Giving this spring. MakeIT Haverhill is being honored for its ability to provide Mount Washington residents with “hope for a better future through workforce development initiatives designed to meet each person where they are.” The …

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