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Provisional Lawrence police chief placed on leave, mayor says – NBC Boston

William Castro, provisional police chief in Lawrence, Massachusetts, has been placed on paid administrative leave, Mayor Brian DePena announced Friday morning. DePena said that effective immediately, Lt. Melix Bonilla has been placed in charge of the police department as the provisional police chief. The order of suspension from the Massachusetts POST Commission said Castro “engaged […]

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De León-Estrada Joins Haverhill Mayor Barrett’s Office as Deputy Chief of Staff

Josselyn De León-Estrada, who has served elected officials at local, state and federal levels, has joined the administration of Haverhill Mayor Melinda E. Barrett as deputy chief of staff. De León-Estrada began working in local government in 2018 as special assistant to former Lawrence Mayor Daniel Rivera before working as a legislative aide to former […]

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Lawrence, MA city council starts job amid fraud charges – NBC Boston | #citycouncil

Wednesday is the first day on the job for one new Lawrence, Massachusetts, city councilor, but it comes amid some serious allegations. Fidelina Santiago was sworn into the role Tuesday night, but she’s accused of cheating in the race she just won. Santiago was indicted last month on voter fraud, after a video appeared to […]

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Lawrence city council scandal – NBC Boston | #citycouncil

Under a cloud of controversy and a criminal indictment, Fidelina Santiago was sworn-in Tuesday night as a newly-elected member of the city council in Lawrence, Massachusetts. “I don’t have any comment about it,” said Santiago when asked about the charges she’s facing. Just a couple of weeks ago, Santiago and another Lawrence resident, Jennifer Lopez, […]

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Haverhill Mayor’s HOPE Task Force Plans January Meeting

As part of its mission, WHAV provides information and resources targeting health and wellness, food insecurity, after-school programs, education and housing to residents of Greater Haverhill and the Merrimack Valley. To submit news of events, fundraising appeals and other announcements, click on the image. The Mayor’s HOPE Task Force expects to resume in-person under the […]

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Mayor says Haverhill Residents May Have Second Chance for Flood Disaster Relief

Haverhill residents turned away for help with flood damage earlier may have another chance thanks to the city’s reallocation of federal American Rescue Plan Act money. Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini told city councilors Tuesday about another approach to provide a modicum of financial help to residents impacted by the Aug. 8 deluge. The mayor […]

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Developer of Project that Kicked Off Downtown Haverhill’s ‘Renaissance’ Salute Mayor

The Cordovan at Haverhill Station, featuring 126 apartments in a former shoe factory and later furniture store, is credited with kicking off downtown Haverhill’s “renaissance” more than a decade ago. The developer, joined by former state Rep. Brian S. Dempsey, paid tribute to the vision of retiring Mayor James J. Fiorentini that began with the, […]

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Merrimack Valley Chamber, Auditor DiZoglio Honor Mayor Fiorentini in Advance of His Retirement

The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce honored outgoing Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini at last night’s 2023 Annual Chamber Dinner. The awards ceremony, held at Michael’s Function Hall in Haverhill, recognized a number of Merrimack Valley business people and residents with Fiorentini receiving an Appreciation for Leadership Award for his 20 years of service. Chamber of […]

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Campaign Notebook: U.S. Rep. Trahan Endorses Barrett for Haverhill Mayor

To submit election-related announcements, click on image or email [email protected]. These are the only acceptable methods of sending campaign news. Congresswoman Lori Trahan is backing City Councilor Melinda E. Barrett for Haverhill’s next mayor. The endorsement comes on Haverhill’s first day of early voting in advance of next week’s preliminary election. “Melinda Barrett is a […]

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City Council Approves Two Triplexes for Bradford Neighborhood; Builder to Review Flood Concern | #citycouncil

Two, three-family residential buildings are planned for a Bradford neighborhood, off Route 125. The Haverhill City Council Tuesday night approved a request to build the triplexes at 66 Riverdale Ave. Attorney Michael J. Migliori, representing builder Shane Wakeen of Topnotch Homes, told the Council that although the property is approved for four duplex units, the […]

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