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Catch the Wave at 97.9 WHAV ♦ January 23, 2022
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Dear [subscriber:firstname | default:reader],

As someone who follows local news presented by 97.9 WHAV, you surely have noticed the growing number of important stories and events presented daily.

Whether it is pent up demand after two years of the pandemic or a new trend, the numbers of events and critical happenings also have grown substantially.

WHAV, Greater Haverhill’s only public radio station and nonprofit local news service, seeks to keep you abreast of what’s happening, but your membership support is needed. If you’re not already a member, consider a monthly subscription by reviewing the many options here.
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Haverhill News

Haverhill Council Agrees Building Plans Before the Body Require Professional Scrutiny in Advance

Haverhill Council Agrees Building Plans Before the Body Require Professional Scrutiny in Advance
The Haverhill City Council agreed to consider adding design review to construction proposals prior to them coming before the body. The idea, championed by Councilor Melinda E. Barrett, would have professionals in architecture and landscape design review builders’ plans before they are submitted to the Council or to city planning officials. Barrett cited, as an example, a request to convert …

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DiBurro Does it Again—Donates $1 Million for Haverhill High Indoor Tennis/Pickleball Courts

DiBurro Does it Again—Donates $1 Million for Haverhill High Indoor Tennis/Pickleball Courts
Ernie DiBurro has done it again. Haverhill’s favorite “Hillie,” already well known for donating more than $1.5 million for school projects, is now contributing $1 million more for a new indoor tennis and pickleball center on the high school campus. “I’ve been a lifelong resident and a successful businessman and I love giving back to my high school and city,” …

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One Haverhill Fund Receives $50,000 in Federal Relief Aid; Helps Families with Rent, Food, Utilities

One Haverhill Fund Receives $50,000 in Federal Relief Aid; Helps Families with Rent, Food, Utilities
The One Haverhill Fund, established in 2020 to help families impacted by COVID-19, has received a $50,000 boost from the federal American Rescue Plan Act. United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, which operates the fund, said Gov. Charlie Baker recently signed off on the aid following advocacy by state Rep. Andy X. Vargas. Vargas sought the additional resources …

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Napoli’s Pizza History, Haverhill Building and Recipes Available at Auction Next Month

Napoli’s Pizza History, Haverhill Building and Recipes Available at Auction Next Month
A storied Haverhill pizza shop and its secret recipes are available to someone who would like to continue a tradition dating back to 1945. Napoli’s Pizza, 146 White St., is going up for auction online between Feb. 14 and 16 with bidding starting at $175,000 for the building, which includes the shop, an apartment and rooftop terrace; fixtures; and pizza …

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Community Spotlight

Temple Emanu-El, Calvary Baptist Church Plan Friday Service in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Temple Emanu-El, Calvary Baptist Church Plan Friday Service in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Temple Emanu-El of Haverhill, in in partnership with Calvary Baptist Church, holds its annual Shabbat service honoring the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. online virtually this Friday. The service, celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. King, is presented in song and prayer. The service follows the weekly Sabbath liturgy and includes selected readings from the writings of …

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Obituaries

Matthew J. Martin, 44, Entrepreneur, Worked at Local Banks

Matthew J. Martin, 44, Entrepreneur, Worked at Local Banks
Matthew J. Martin, 44, of Plaistow, N.H., and formerly of Haverhill, died Jan. 6. He formerly held a variety of roles for area banks, including vice president of retail banking at Newburyport Saving Bank and vice president, branch administration and business development, at Haverhill Bank. At the time of his death, he was employed at RTN Credit Union. He was …

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Janet Perron Boulanger, Last Local Hale Hospital Administrator, Dies at Age 95

Janet Perron Boulanger, Last Local Hale Hospital Administrator, Dies at Age 95
Janet Perron Boulanger, of Haverhill, the last local administrator of the former city-owned Hale Hospital before it fell under the control of a national management company, died Monday, Jan. 10, at age 95. Boulanger was born in Billerica, April 16, 1926. She graduated as class valedictorian from Abington High School and attended the New England Baptist Hospital School of Nursing, …

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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: Haverhill Public Library Director Sarah Moser and Pentucket Regional School District Superintendent Justin Bartholomew.
  • 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.

Thursday’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: Veterans Northeast Outreach Center Executive Director Scott Forbes.
  • 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: 7 p.m. Live
  • Our Miss Brooks: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
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