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Northern Essex Receives $2 Million for Downtown Culinary Program

Northern Essex Receives $2 Million for Downtown Culinary Program

Northern Essex Community College is receiving $2 million to build a hospitality and culinary arts program in downtown Haverhill, complete with retail space. The state is expected to issue a request for proposals this week to solicit bids for a downtown space for the program. Plans call for new construction of culinary labs, computer lab,

Tilton Receives $900,000 ‘Turnaround’ Grant to Boost Test Scores

John C. Tilton School, 70 Grove St. (Courtesy photograph.) The city received notice Friday of a $900,000 grant to help “turnaround” standardized test scores at Tilton School. Mayor James J. Fiorentini and school Superintendent James F. Scully said the two-year state education grant focuses on transforming the “environment, culture and instruction” at the elementary school.

State: Sibling Preference at Silver Hill is Law; Union: School Lacks Diversity

Haverhill Education Association President Lisa R. Begley said the union is simply “trying to have a conversation” with Silver Hill Horace Mann Charter School supporters. Although state education officials have sided with supporters of the city’s Silver Hill Horace Mann Charter School on at least one point, the teacher’s union head said the school still has

Whittier Vo-Tech Sophomores Receive Treat for Grueling Tests

Sophomores at Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School received a special treat Friday for getting through a series of standardized tests. Superintendent Maureen Lynch kicked off what she is calling a “new school tradition” by surprising the students with an ice cream party to celebrate the end of their MCAS year. “Since March, they have