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Several of Haverhill’s new or promoted leaders rolled up their sleeves Thursday morning, heard from veterans and pledged to do their parts to resolve transportation, communications bottlenecks and other issues. Mayor-elect Melinda E. Barrett and incoming Councilors Ralph T. Basiliere, Ward 1; Katrina Hobbs-Everett, Ward 2, and Devan M. Ferreira, Ward 3, met with leaders of Veterans Northeast Outreach Center to learn about day-to-day issues and better understand how the city may be able to better help. The meeting was organized by Basiliere, who served last year as interim veterans services officer for the city and spoke publicly about his personal association with the organization. “I am an alumni—a former homeless veteran coming with service-connected with post-traumatic stress disorder. There’s probably not a lot that your clients here have gone through that I haven’t gone through.