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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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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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Methuen Police Win Three-Year Accreditation; Mayor Perry Notes ‘Significant Progress’

The Methuen Police Department last week won accreditation by the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission. The award was presented at last Wednesday’s commission meeting in Marlborough. The department was initially certified last October. “This achievement recognizes the significant progress our police department has made within the last several years,” Methuen Mayor Neil Perry said. “The leadership […]

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Haverhill City Council Calls for Release of Wood Documents, Asks Inspector General to Intervene | #citycouncil

The full Haverhill City Council this Juneteenth weekend called for the release of all investigative reports related to Haverhill School Committee member and former police officer Scott W. Wood Jr. and asked the state inspector general to intervene. In a statement released Saturday, all nine city councilors said the requests follow a series of WHAV […]

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Haverhill Schools, Mayor Come Closer on $128 Million Budget; Debt Vote Could Help Finance It

To submit school announcements, click on image. The Haverhill School Committee last night held firm on its $128 million spending plan—and won a level of support from the mayor—after school administrators presented facts and figures on how that money would be used to improve education. At the last meeting, Committee members learned the city would […]

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