Alex Veras, who advocated for decades for neighborhood representation, will have to sit out his own run for Haverhill ward councilor because of illness. While his name remains on the ballot for Ward 1, Veras notified Haverhill City Clerk Kaitlin M. Wright last week that he is suspending his campaign. He tells WHAV he recently endured surgery to remove tumors from his jawbone and throat area which affects his ability to speak for long lengths of time. “So far, the prognosis is good.
John F. Smith, 70, longtime principal of Smith Motor Sales of Haverhill, passed away Friday, Sept. 29 at Massachusetts General Hospital surrounded by his loving wife and son. Smith was a student at St.
A Methuen developer is seeking a special permit from the Haverhill City Council tonight to expand an existing 12-unit apartment building at 71 Portland Street into16 units of housing. In a summer letter to councilors, Attorney Robert D. Harb, representing Matias Capital of Methuen, said multifamily buildings are allowed in the commercial central zone. He said the company has made various improvements since it purchased the property four and a half years ago and plans $600,000 in renovations.
Haverhill’s discount electricity program expires this month and while a newly negotiated agreement costs more, it remains below the standard rate charged by National Grid. Mayor James J. Fiorentini said Monday he reached agreement with a new electricity supplier for Haverhill residential and businesses customers to save. The three-year contract begins in November with First Point Power electricity supply company at new rate of 14.377 cents per kilowatt hour.