MakeIT Haverhill Job Fair Thursday Features High-Tech, Nursing, State Jobs and More

Magellan Aerospace, Haverhill Pavilion Behavioral Health Hospital, state Health and Human Services Department and others will be showcasing available jobs during MakeIT Haverhill’s latest job fair tomorrow. Magellan seeks quality inspectors, machinists, bench hands, manufacturing and engineers, while Haverhill Pavilion is hiring registered nurses, housekeepers, dietary aide and maintenance technician and the state is looking for juvenile justice youth development specialists and social workers. Others hiring are Ruth’s House, Opportunity Works, Community Action, L’Arche Boston North and Multicultural Home Care. The job fair is Thursday, July 25, from 4-6 p.m., at MakeIT Haverhill, 301 Washington St., Haverhill. Bilingual assistance is available for Spanish and Haitian Creole speakers.

Quigley is Greater Haverhill Arts Association’s Featured Member Artist Through August

The Greater Haverhill Arts Association has named Dianne Quigley as its featured member artist through August. A native of Haverhill, Quigley is a pastel artist with a focus on New England coastal and interior landscapes. She uses soft and hard pastels to create a depth to the lands, seas, coasts and marshes she paints in hopes of bringing a sense of peace and creating a new vision for the beholder. She currently resides in Foxboro and draws inspiration for her pieces from the walking, bicycling, traveling and photography she enjoys. Her paintings have also been exhibited at the Creative Arts Center in Chatham, Norfolk Cultural Council, Norwood Gallery and Newburyport Art Association.

Haverhill Garden Club Opens Garden of the Month Submissions

The Haverhill Garden Club has opened submissions for its August and September Gardens of the Month. All gardens are welcome, including ornamental and flower gardens, vegetable gardens, container gardens and small pocket gardens. Those awarded Garden of the Month will receive a certificate and promotion of their garden on the club’s Facebook and Instagram pages. They will also receive lawn signs announcing their award for the month in which they qualified. The winners of June and July’s Garden of the Month can also be viewed on the club’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

Gov. Healey Confirms WHAV Report of Bids for Holy Family Hospital, Calls Them ‘Qualified’

A day after WHAV was the first to relay news of bids for Steward’s Holy Family Hospitals, the governor confirmed Tuesday all of the bankrupt operator’s acute care operations attracted interest. “We have qualified bids for all the hospitals,” Gov. Maura T. Healey told reporters when asked whether any of Steward’s hospitals had not received bids, which were due on Monday July 15. The governor’s disclosure, made as Healey was exiting a press scrum after a meeting with legislators, comes after Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Robbie Goldstein last week said state officials had no information on how the bidding process worked out. Sen. Pavel M. Payano, during an appearance Monday on WHAV’s “Win for Breakfast,” said bids were received for Holy Family Hospital with campuses in Methuen and Haverhill

“I don’t know how many bids, but I have heard of a few companies that have put a bid in,” Payano said. Healey confirmed the report, saying, “We’ve received qualified bids.

Careers: Part-Time Multimedia General Assignment Journalist

97.9 WHAV, Greater Haverhill’s only public radio station and nonprofit local news service, offers a rare opportunity to join a respected and growing regional news operation—on-air, online, everywhere. Duties include writing, reporting, photographing and recording multiple news stories per day, which may include urgent breaking news, crime and court, public meetings, local elections and investigative and/or deep-dive pieces as assigned; night and occasional weekend assignments as news breaks; placing public meetings and events on the air live; recording and editing audio; and possible announcing. Successful applicants will demonstrate an understanding of what constitutes news, commitment to accuracy, attention to detail, natural curiosity, objectivity, dependability and willingness to learn. The position offers great growth potential and requires:

A bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field
Prior writing/reporting experience (college newspaper, TV, radio or literary publication work will be considered)
Above average English spelling and grammar
Reliable transportation and valid driver’s license
Strong ethics
Ability to work well and quickly under deadline pressure
Familiarity with Associated Press (AP) Style
Mastery of Microsoft Word and solid PC skills

Some technical and training will be provided. How to Apply
To be considered, upload introductory letter, resume and writing samples (URLs accepted) using the form below.

Several Place Bids on Holy Family Hospital, but Details Unclear About Rent, Outdated Equipment

An area senator tells WHAV Holy Family Hospital did receive bids from potential buyers when last week’s bankruptcy sale deadline closed. Sen Pavel M. Payano broke the news Monday during an appearance on WHAV’s “Win for Breakfast,” marking the first confirmation that there were any expressions of interest at all. It remains unclear whether any the amounts cover both the Methuen and Haverhill campuses or whether they hinge on concessions from the hospitals’ landlord, Medical Properties Trust. “I don’t know how many bids, but I have heard of a few companies that have put a bid in,” Payano said. The senator, who represents Haverhill, Methuen and Lawrence, said he expects more details will be released this week.

Merrimack Valley Chamber Plan Networking Breakfast at Historic Duston-Dustin Garrison House

Members of the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce plan to gather at Haverhill’s historic Duston-Dustin Garrison House for a Networking Breakfast

During the event, there will be an overview of the 1697 building which appears on the National Register of Historic Places, coffee and a continental breakfast and opportunities to enter raffles for door prizes. The event takes place Wednesday, July 31, from 8-9:15 a.m., at the Duston-Dustin Garrison House, 665 Hilldale Ave., Haverhill. Admission is $10 each for Chamber members of $20 for non-members. Registration takes place online at or by calling 978-686-0900.

Greater Lawrence Tech, Essex Tech to Train About 200 Students with Mass. Life Science Center Grants

Two area schools—Greater Lawrence Technical School and Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical School—will use grants of nearly $100,000 each to serve just under 200 students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics—or STEM. The Massachusetts Life Science Center’s STEM Equipment and Professional Development Grant program awarded on Monday nearly $2.8 million in capital and teacher professional development for 30 projects. Greater Lawrence Tech will serve 96 students and Essex Tech will train 105students. Massachusetts Secretary of Economic Development Yvonne Hao joined Senate President Karen E. Spilka, Life Science Center leaders and state and local officials during a ceremony at Sanofi in Framingham. “Today’s announcement demonstrates our administration’s commitment to supporting the life sciences industry, including by investing in education and training opportunities that will inspire a new generation of life science and STEM field workers,” said Gov. Maura T. Healey.