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Regional Labor Leader and MassHire Specialist Join Haverhill Planning Board

Regional Labor Leader and MassHire Specialist Join Haverhill Planning Board
A prominent local labor leader is one of two new appointments to Haverhill’s Planning Board. Merrimack Valley Labor Council Secretary General Bobby Brown and Carmen Garcia, a bilingual workshop specialist at MassHire Career Center in Lawrence, both of Haverhill, were appointed by Mayor James J. Fiorentini and confirmed last Tuesday by the Haverhill City Council. “I appreciate the development and …

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Rep. Vargas to Moderate School Meals Forum Thursday In Light of Congressional Inaction

Rep. Vargas to Moderate School Meals Forum Thursday In Light of Congressional Inaction
Haverhill state Rep. Andy X. Vargas is moderating a school meals forum later this week that comes in the wake of Congress’ lack of action in renewing free school meals. The discussion features Dr. Janet Poppendieck, author of “Free for All: Fixing School Food In America,” Center for Health Inclusion, Research and Practice at Merrimack College Director Dr. Juliana Cohen …

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Greater Lawrence Family Health Center Shares in COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Initiative

Greater Lawrence Family Health Center Shares in COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Initiative
Greater Lawrence Family Health Center is sharing in $3.1 million set aside by the state to support 42 community health centers to increase awareness and access to vaccines in communities hardest hit by the pandemic. The money is in addition to $5 million being distributed to community health centers for walk-in vaccination services. Greater Lawrence Family Health Center operates clinics …

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Regional News

Sen. Edward Markey to Discuss Free Fares During MVRTA Bus Ride Tuesday Afternoon

Sen. Edward Markey to Discuss Free Fares During MVRTA Bus Ride Tuesday Afternoon
U.S. Sen. Edward Markey, who supported federal COVID-19 relief aid, will be riding a Merrimack Valley regional Transit Authority bus tomorrow that used the money to make rides free to passengers. Markey is scheduled to hop on Route 01 at 3:25 p.m., Tuesday, April 12, at Target, 67 Pleasant Valley St., Methuen. The bus arrives at Buckley Transportation Center in …

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Methuen Seeks Volunteers to Serve on Trash and Recycling Committee

Methuen Seeks Volunteers to Serve on Trash and Recycling Committee
Methuen is seeking volunteers to serve on an advisory committee to review recycling, solid waste and sustainability. Mayor Neil Perry said the goal is to have “an active, creative, working committee that can advance the City’s goal of 30% waste reduction and increased recycling participation through education and outreach programming.” “Trash, litter and recycling have become an ever-increasing issue in …

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Education

Updated: This Time, Parents Stoked Social Media School Gun Rumor That Police So Far Call ‘Unfounded’

Analysis: This Time, Parents Stoked Social Media School Gun Rumor That Police So Far Call ‘Unfounded’
Update: Principal Richard Poor reported Saturday, “As the evening unfolded, each student that claimed to have seen a weapon recanted. When questioned, changed their statements to report that they had not seen a weapon but heard of a weapon from a friend.” Poor told parents in an email, “We spoke with every student identified, and I am happy to report …

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Community Spotlight

Haverhill Library Talk Discusses Home Herb Gardens Tuesday

Haverhill Library Talk Discusses Home Herb Gardens Tuesday
“Establishing a Home Herb Garden” is the subject of a presentation this week at the Haverhill Public Library. Kathi Gariepy addresses attendees in the event hosted in collaboration with the Haverhill Garden Club. It takes place Tuesday April 12, from 6:30-8 p.m., at Haverhill Public Library auditorium, 99 Main St., Haverhill. For more information or to register, visit haverhillpl.org and …

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Business Bulletin

Merrimack Valley Chamber Meets Wednesday at Wamesit Lanes

Merrimack Valley Chamber Meets Wednesday at Wamesit Lanes
The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce is having its “Know your Neighbor” business networking mixer Wednesday at Wamesit Lanes in Tewksbury. There will be complimentary appetizers and door prizes at the annual event. It takes place Wednesday, April 13, from 5-7 p.m., at Wamesit Lanes, 434 Merrimack St., Tewksbury. Admission is $10 for members and $20 for nonmembers and reservations …

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  • WIN for Breakfast: Local news, weather, traffic, sports and information. Win Damon is light, lively and local, 6-9 a.m. Guests: Haverhill Acting Veterans Service Director Ralph Basiliere and Boys and Girls Club of Greater Haverhill Executive Director Javier Bristol.
  • 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.
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