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Haverhill High Students Complain New ID Requirement Causes Problems at Events

Haverhill High Students Complain New ID Requirement Causes Problems at Events
The recent addition of student identification cards at Haverhill High School, a measure put in place to help protect pupils, is causing some confusion around after-school activities. Two Haverhill High students addressed the School Committee at Thursday’s meeting, complaining some students were turned away from a recent school-sponsored dance because they had not brought their school ID with them. Committee …

Sections: Education, Haverhill

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One Receives Minor Injuries After Car Collides with Utility Pole, Flips in Haverhill

One Receives Minor Injuries After Car Collides with Utility Pole, Flips in Haverhill
A driver received “apparent minor injuries” after his car struck a utility pole and flipped on its side just before 11, Tuesday night, on Salem Street in Haverhill. Deputy Police Chief Stephen J. Doherty Jr. said Thursday there were no arrests, but the driver was taken to a local hospital for treatment. The 2019 Toyota Rav 4 struck the pole …

Sections: Haverhill

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Three More Sections of Haverhill Public Docks Coming to Accommodate Tours and Rentals

Three More Sections of Haverhill Public Docks Coming to Accommodate Tours and Rentals
Harbor Commission Chairman Sam Amari has ordered three more pieces of docking to add to six sections of public docks along the Merrimack River, off Washington Street. As WHAV reported earlier this week, Haverhill city councilors were asked to approve transferring of $8,000 from a waterways account to pay for the purchase. The sections at the William “Captain Red” Municipal …

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Regional News

Grand Jury Indicts Former Methuen Doctor for Illegally Prescribing Drugs, Billing Medicare

Grand Jury Indicts Former Methuen Doctor for Illegally Prescribing Drugs, Billing Medicare
A former Methuen physician, practicing in Lawrence, was indicted Wednesday by an Essex County Grand Jury for illegally prescribing controlled substances and defrauding the state’s Medicaid program, MassHealth. Dr. Ramon Suarez-Martinez, 69, former medical director at Lawrence Medical Center, was charged with prescribing amphetamines, benzodiazepines and morphine sulfate, Attorney General Maura Healey said Friday morning. In all, Healey’s office said, …

Sections: Crime, Region

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Lawrence Community Access TV Seeks Interns, Volunteers to Film, Edit Community Events

Lawrence Community Access TV Seeks Interns, Volunteers to Film, Edit Community Events
Lawrence Community Access Television asks if you ever wondered what it is like to film or edit a TV show or want to have your own podcast? Those answering “yes” are asked to give Lawrence Community Access Television a call. The public access cable television station is looking for interns and volunteers to help with shooting and editing events in …

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Education

Pentucket Regional High’s Free Café Jazz Program Tonight with Guests Harris and McGowan

Pentucket Regional High’s Free Café Jazz Program Tonight with Guests Harris and McGowan
Pentucket Regional High School’s Jazz Program offers Café Jazz tonight with guest drummers Les Harris Jr and Phil McGowan. The free concert takes place tonight, May 13, beginning at 7 p.m., at Pentucket Regional High School, 24 Main St, West Newbury. Besides Harris and McGowan, the high school’s Improv Class, Big Band and award-winning Jazz Combo will perform. The music …

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Community Spotlight

Haverhill Police Conduct Free Child Passenger Safety Checks Saturday

Haverhill Police Conduct Free Child Passenger Safety Checks Saturday
Haverhill police officers will be helping families Saturday check their child passenger safety seats. Police note three quarters of all car seats are not properly installed. Certified passenger safety technicians will be on hand to check installations, help install seats and provide information. The safety check takes place Saturday, May 14, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., on the top level of …

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Business Bulletin

Kobe Buddha House Hosts Networking at Noon Lunch May 25

Kobe Buddha House Hosts Networking at Noon Lunch May 25
Kobe Buddha House in Haverhill is hosting members of the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce for a Networking at Noon lunch. Members and guests are offered a choice of hibachi chicken, steak or vegetable with soup, salad and fried rice. A cash bar is available. The lunch takes place Wednesday, May 25, from noon-1:15 p.m., at Kobe Buddha House, 89 …

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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: Jennifer Matthews and Thea Tsagaris discuss Haverhill Exchange Club’s Hometown Heroes Program. and Kaleigh Pare-Shaughnessy of Whittier Birthplace.
  • 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.

Saturday’s Radio Highlights

  • Classic Hits: Favorites all day, except as indicated
  • Community Spotlight: News of upcoming cultural and civic events, quarter past every hour
  • Wave Weather: Every 30 minutes
  • World News: Noon and 11 p.m.
  • Take Two Movie Review: 8:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
  • Mass Moments: Today in Massachusetts history, 6:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
  • Gunsmoke: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Sunday’s Radio Highlights

  • Classic Hits: Favorites all day, except as indicated
  • Community Spotlight: News of upcoming cultural and civic events, quarter past every hour
  • Wave Weather: Every 30 minutes
  • Pulse on Health: Greater Lawrence Family Heath Center operates one of the only “Healthcare for the Homeless” programs north of Boston, serving a host of communities in the Merrimack Valley. Dr. Ryan Dono, one of the providers in the program, talks about why a program like this is so important, some of the challenges faced by the patients and the providers.
  • World News: Noon, 6 and 11 p.m.
  • Take Two Movie Review: 8:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
  • Mass Moments: Today in Massachusetts history, 6:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
  • Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Monday’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. Christina Minicucci and Jeff Coco of North Andover Sheep Shearing Festival.
  • 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.
  • Suspense: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
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