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Haverhill Charter Change Meeting Centers on Inability of Councilors and Mayor to Get Along

Haverhill Charter Change Meeting Centers on Inability of Councilors and Mayor to Get Along
Haverhill residents had the opportunity Wednesday night to share thoughts on the possibility of making changes to city government—mostly to put an end to the ongoing bickering between the mayor and City Council. City Councilor John A. Michitson hosted a Citizen’s Outreach Committee Meeting at City Hall, seeking feedback from residents about the idea of adding a question to the …

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Podcast: Haverhill Police Relief Association Hockey Team Takes on Bruins Alumni Saturday

Podcast: Haverhill Police Relief Association Hockey Team Takes on Bruins Alumni Saturday
Members of the Haverhill Police Relief Association hockey team are sharpening their skates and preparing for their upcoming game with the Boston Bruins Alumni this Saturday. The game, whose proceeds help provide support for the officers of the Haverhill Police Department and their families, takes place this Saturday, April 2, at 2 p.m., at Veterans Memorial Rink, 137 Monument St., …

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Regional News

Judge Orders Prison for Second Man Accused of Fraud as Part of North Andover Short Sale Co.

Judge Orders Prison for Second Man Accused of Fraud as Part of North Andover Short Sale Co.
The second of two men, who operated a North Andover mortgage short sale assistance company, was sentenced this week by a federal judge to seven months in prison and two years of supervised release in connection with defrauding mortgage lenders and investors out of nearly $500,000. Forty-year-old Gabriel T. Tavarez of Westminster was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel …

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Education

UMass Plans Free and Online Early College Program for High School Students; Lowell in Pilot

UMass Plans Free and Online Early College Program for High School Students; Lowell in Pilot
UMass is developing a pilot online early college program that, like its community college counterparts, would provide high school students a free one-year head start on earning a college degree. The University of Massachusetts received a $330,000 grant from the Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation to support development of the pilot. The planning grant builds on a $70,000 feasibility …

Sections: Education, Haverhill, Region

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Community Spotlight

Atkinson Garden Club Presents ‘The Faerie Queene’ Free April 6

Atkinson Garden Club Presents ‘The Faerie Queene’ Free April 6
A presentation on fairy gardens takes place when the Atkinson Garden Club has its next open meeting. Kicking off spring, Dian Mathews discusses “The Faerie Queene,” featuring Fairy and Hobbit Gardens. Mathews is a master gardener through the UNH Extension Service. The free meeting takes place Wednesday, April 6, starting with light refreshments at 6 p.m., at Kimball Library, 5 …

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Business Bulletin

Haverhill Bank to Offer Home Down Payment Help Via Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston Programs

Haverhill Bank to Offer Home Down Payment Help Via Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston Programs
Haverhill Bank begins accepting applications tomorrow for home down payment help and other benefits through either Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston’s Equity Builder Program or Housing Our Workforce programs. The Equity Builder Program offers grants to help buyers earning up to 80% of the area median income with down payment and closing cost assistance along with homebuyer education and …

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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: Deborah Chiaravalloti, Holy Family Hospital, and Susan Bailey, Merrimack Valley Hospice Knitting Group.
  • 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.

Friday’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: Rep. Andy X. Vargas and Thomas Spitalere of Essex County Ghost Project.
  • 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.
  • All Request Friday Night: Chris Porter, live, 6:15 p.m. Call 978-374-1900.
  • Couple Next Door: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
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