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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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Amesbury Mayor Gove Becomes Chair of MeVa Transit Public Bus Advisory Board

Amesbury Mayor Kassandra Gove is taking the place of one of her former subordinates as chair of the Merrimack Valley Transit Advisory Board. Gove was unanimously elected last week to serve the quasi-government bus company now known as MeVa, but formerly as the Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority, based in Haverhill. She succeeds Angela Cleveland, […]

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City Council Hears Plans Tonight for Distributing Haverhill Youth Activities and Mental Health Grants | #citycouncil

Haverhill city councilors tonight hear plans for distributing $750,000 to various groups to help address, what is being called, “the educational, social, physical well-being, substance abuse and mental needs of Haverhill’s youth that have been impacted by the pandemic.” Councilors recently requested details on what will be the second year the city has offered grants […]

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Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce Offers Annual Mayors and Managers Breakfast Forum

To submit Business Bulletin announcements, click on image. The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Merrimack Valley Mayors and Managers Breakfast Forum. It takes place Monday, Jan. 23, from 7:15-9:15 a.m., at the DoubleTree by Hilton Boston-Andover, 123 Old River Road, Andover. A hot breakfast buffet will be served at 7:30 a.m. […]

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Haverhill Mayor Urges Expansion of Accessory Units; Lawyer Says Garages, Sheds May Be Homes

Haverhill’s mayor says an idea to allow more, what were once intended to be “in-law,” apartments will reduce the number of illegal housing units, but opponents argue it could greatly change the character of single-family neighborhoods. Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini. (WHAV News file photograph.) Haverhill city councilors will again take up Mayor James J. […]

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Mayor Touts Completion of Repairs and Improvements to City Hall After Years of Decline

Notice of dangerous conditions during February, 2015, in City Hall. (WHAV News file photograph.) Mayor James J. Fiorentini said years of decay at Haverhill City Hall are now behind the city. WHAV reported last August a series of repairs and improvements were underway. These included construction of a new $1.2 million retaining wall between the […]

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City Council

Haverhill City Council to Consider Fate of Proposed Ward Hill Village with 230 Homes, Retail Space | #citycouncil

Click image for Haverhill City Council agenda. Haverhill city councilors are scheduled to decide tonight on a proposal to demolish a mostly vacant industrial building, two single-family homes and an existing restaurant; alter certain zone boundaries; and build 230 housing units, a restaurant and retail space in Ward Hill. The project, called “Oxford Crossing,” would […]

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As Teachers Strike Remains Possibility, Union Maintains Mayor Calls All Shots Behind the Scenes

(Additional photograph below.) Editor’s Note: Negotiators for the Haverhill Education Association and Haverhill School Committee were to return to state-ordered mediation this afternoon. Any decision on whether to close schools to students Monday is expected after 5 p.m. This is a developing story. Stay tuned for updates. The Haverhill Education Association isn’t yielding on its […]

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Councilors Call on Haverhill Mayor, State and Federal Legislators to Find Money for Drug Treatment

Haverhill City Councilor Melissa J. Lewandowski. (Courtesy The Haverhill City Council is looking for new strategies and alternative sources of income to help fight the problem of drug addiction in the community. Recent legislation signed by Gov. Charlie Baker will likely eliminate the 3% impact fees local governments are collecting from adult-use cannabis stores in […]

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Haverhill’s Electricity Supplier Pulls the Plug on New Enrollments; Mayor says 16,000 will Still Benefit

The City of Haverhill’s discount energy supplier pulled the plug Thursday—at least temporarily—on some residents hoping to save hundreds each month on home electricity costs. Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini and Energy Consultant Orlando Pacheco told the public Tuesday night that those who were not automatically enrolled in the city program for whatever reason could […]

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