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Haverhill News

Baker Swears in Fiorentini to 10th Term, Says Council and Mayor Differences Good for the City

Baker Swears in Fiorentini to 10th Term, Says Council and Mayor Differences Good for the City
(More photographs below.) With Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker administering the oath of office, James J. Fiorentini extended his tenure as mayor of Haverhill for an unprecedented 10th term. Baker received cheers after he jokingly expressed astonishment at Fiorentini’s nearly 20-year-run as the city’s chief executive. “Twenty years? Come on! The Baker family thought eight was a long run,” he said. …

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Driver Receives Injuries After Crashing into Home; Owner and Two Dogs Inside Safe

Driver Receives Injuries After Crashing into Home; Owner and Two Dogs Inside Safe
A resident escaped injury Monday morning when a sport utility vehicle crashed into her home, but the driver was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries. Haverhill Fire and Police were dispatched just before 8 a.m. to an Orchard Avenue condominium complex after receiving emergency 9-1-1 calls reporting the SUV was inside the building and still running and its driver …

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Haverhill YMCA Launches Free Child Care Pilot at Northern Essex Community College

Haverhill YMCA Launches Free Child Care Pilot at Northern Essex Community College
The Haverhill YMCA is launching a pilot program this month at Northern Essex Community College that offers free drop-in child care for students with infants, toddlers and preschoolers. CARES Act grants and the NECC Fund enables the partnership on the college’s Haverhill campus. Students, faculty and staff are able to access up to eight hours a week of free child …

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Regional News

Pentucket Regional Among School Districts that Offered Advance COVID-19 Tests to Staff

Pentucket Regional Among School Districts that Offered Advance COVID-19 Tests to Staff
More than 200 COVID-19 rapid antigen tests were passed out Pentucket Regional School District employees on Sunday, allowing staff to self-test before returning to work. Tests were made available for any staff member who wanted one at Bagnall Elementary School in Groveland. Employees were not required to take a COVID-19 test before classes resumed Monday. “Our staff and students are …

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Community Spotlight

Rev. Jewett Explores Local History Jan. 18 During Talk Before Women’s City Club of Haverhill

Rev. Jewett Explores Local History Jan. 18 During Talk Before Women’s City Club of Haverhill
Haverhill history is on the agenda at the Women’s City Club of Haverhill. Frank Jewett, retired senior pastor of the Advent Christian Church, talks about the colonial days of Haverhill, including Hannah Dustin and her sister. Jewett was also a docent at the Haverhill Historical Society and, according to the club, his knowledge is vast. The club meets Tuesday, Jan.18, …

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Radio Listings

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: Ruth’s House Executive Director Amy Smith-Boden and and Haverhill school Superintendent Margaret Marotta.
  • 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.
  • Lights Out: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
  • Haverhill City Council: Live. 7 p.m.

Wednesday’s Radio Highlights

  • WIN for Breakfast: Local news, weather, traffic, sports and information. Win Damon is light, lively and local, 6-9 a.m. Guest: Jenny Arndt of Haverhill Promise.
  • 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.
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