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Fiorentini Justifies Skipping Silver Hill State Aid Request: ‘Not a Wise Investment’

Fiorentini Justifies Skipping Silver Hill State Aid Request: ‘Not a Wise Investment’

Mayor James J. Fiorentini and Superintendent Margaret Marotta addressed the City Council on Jan. 15. (WHAV News file photograph) Shortly after City Councilors backed four Haverhill school roof replacements, including over Mayor James J. Fiorentini’s objection, the city’s top leader is arguing that spending taxpayer money to fix Silver Hill’s 25-year-old roof is simply not

New Jersey Magician Brings ‘Reading Rocks’ Assembly to Pentucket Lake

Magician Joe Holiday performed for Pentucket Lake students on Jan. 15. (Courtesy photograph) Reading turned into a magical experience for students at Haverhill’s Pentucket Lake elementary school this week when New Jersey-based illusionist Joe Holiday stopped by. Part of a literacy assembly sponsored by the Pentucket Lake PTO, Holiday’s visit to the Concord Street school

Students to Learn Money Management Through DiZoglio-Backed Bill

Students across the Merrimack Valley will learn financial responsibility through a new bill backed by Methuen Sen. Diana DiZoglio. (File photograph) A new law Gov. Charlie Baker signed last week aims to give Massachusetts students the tools they need to navigate their financial futures, including milestones like buying a home and planning for retirement. The

Haverhill Council Backs 4 School Roof Replacements—One Over Mayor’s Objection

School Superintendent Margaret Marotta confirmed Mayor James J. Fiorentini’s contention that Silver Hill School does not yet have a roof problem despite its nearly 30-year age. (WHAV News photograph.) Despite a City Council vote favoring roof replacements at four city schools, Mayor James J. Fiorentini, said he won’t seek state help for Silver Hill School.

Council to Act on Plan to Replace Four School Roofs; Unlikely to Win All From State

A 2016 plan to replace the roof at Haverhill High School while adding solar panels was defeated by the Haverhill School Committee. (Courtesy photograph.) With all eyes on school repairs and maintenance, Haverhill city councilors are prepared tonight to ask the state for help paying for roofs at four schools. Councilors are expected to authorize

Parent Calls Whittier Middle the ‘Forgotten School;’ Mayor: It’s 2nd to Go

Paige Caswell, parent of an eighth grader at John Greenleaf Whittier School, pleaded for replacement of the building at last Thursday’s School Committee meeting. (WHAV News photograph.) John Greenleaf Whittier School is second in line for replacement, but one resident gave an at-times emotional appeal last Thursday for immediate action. Paige Caswell said the more

Students Back Haverhill Teacher Over Trump Lesson; School Board Plans No Action

Angelina Parolisi was one of two Haverhill High School students backing their history teacher during last night’s Haverhill School Committee meeting. (WHAV News photograph.) Students and teachers came to the defense of a Haverhill High School history teacher Thursday night after a social media debate over whether a weekend assignment masked a political agenda. One

School Committee Delays Decision on Future of its Business Manager

Haverhill school Business Manager Brian O’Connell answers questions before School Committee members voted on transfers within the budget Thursday night. (WHAV News photograph.) The fate of embattled school business manager remains to be seen as the Haverhill School Committee postponed a planned closed-door session Thursday night. Although the School Committee meeting ran late, members decided