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Downtown Haverhill Dining Could be Accompanied by Weekend Street Closings

Downtown Haverhill Dining Could be Accompanied by Weekend Street Closings
A request by Mayor James J. Fiorentini to extend last year’s outdoor dining plan was tabled by city councilors for the required 10 days, but a complementary plan to seasonally close Washington Street to pedestrians advanced for discussion Tuesday night. Councilor John A. Michitson said an upcoming Citizen Outreach Committee meeting ponders a plan to close Washington Street to traffic, …

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Learn Tonight How Development, School Enrollment, Population Affects Housing

Learn Tonight How Development, School Enrollment, Population Affects Housing
The public has an opportunity tonight to learn how school enrollment, business development and population growth are affecting housing. The Haverhill Housing Forum is sponsored by the City of Haverhill, Merrimack Valley Planning Commission and the Massachusetts Housing Partnership. It takes place tonight, Wednesday, April 6, from 6-7:30 p.m., at HC Media, Harbor Place, 2 Merrimack St., Haverhill. Doors open …

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Haverhill-Based Historic New England, Other Groups Receive State Tourism Recovery Grants

Haverhill-Based Historic New England, Other Groups Receive State Tourism Recovery Grants
Area tourism groups, including Haverhill-based Historic New England, are divvying up $4 million in grants to 80 tourism organizations, chambers of commerce and communities as part of the state’s Travel and Tourism Recovery Grant Program. Money from the pilot program is dedicated to marketing projects that support the “My Local MA campaign, enhance tourism recovery and have the potential to …

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Regional News

Plaistow’s Mosquito Control to Check Stagnant Water Beginning Next Week

Plaistow’s Mosquito Control to Check Stagnant Water Beginning Next Week
Plaistow, N.H.’s Mosquito Control program begins next Monday with crews from Dragon Mosquito Control checking swamps, marshes, woodland pools, ditches, catch basins, storm drains and other shallow, stagnant water for mosquito larvae. When mosquito larvae are found, treatment with insecticides may take place. These include Altosid, VectoBac, VectoBac 12 AS, Fourstar Bti CRG, Natular, BVA 2 Mosquito Larvicide Oil or …

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Education

Haverhill and Lawrence High Schools Receive $15,000 Each for Job-Focused Education

Haverhill and Lawrence High Schools Receive $15,000 Each for Job-Focused Education
Haverhill and Lawrence High Schools were each awarded $15,000 from the state Tuesday for Innovation Pathway programs, which provide high school students with opportunities to learn and gain experience in a particular industry through career exploration, technical courses and internships. The money is part of $600,000 being shared among 22 school districts statewide. Students are also able to enroll in …

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Community Spotlight

Pentucket Kiwanis Invites Kids to its Sixth Annual ‘Breakfast with the Bunny’ Saturday

Pentucket Kiwanis Invites Kids to its Sixth Annual ‘Breakfast with the Bunny’ Saturday
Pentucket Kiwanis is having its Sixth Annual “Breakfast with the Bunny” this Saturday. Children may color eggs and are eligible to win prizes. There will be pancakes, eggs and bacon or sausage. The breakfast takes place Saturday, April 9, from 8-11 a.m., at Maria’s Family Restaurant, Galleria Banquet Room, 85 Essex St., Haverhill. Breakfast is free for children, but donations …

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Business Bulletin

Energy North Group Raises $101,415 for Muscular Dystrophy Association During Fundraiser

Energy North Group Raises $101,415 for Muscular Dystrophy Association During Fundraiser
Energy North Group, which owns Haffner’s brand gas stations and car washes, raised $101,415 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association during its annual St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock fundraiser The company’s 18th consecutive campaign helps pay for research and care for those living with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related neuromuscular diseases, as well as to fund children’s time at MDA Summer Camp. …

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