Haverhill Heritage Series articles

Haverhill’s Very Own Disease: ‘Haverhill Fever’

Haverhill’s Very Own Disease: ‘Haverhill Fever’

A typical river rat. By David Goudsward Special to Wavelengths Dr. Carl Mindlin, a Russian Jewish immigrant, had been growing his medical practice in Currier Square (Washington Street at High) for five years. His fluency in Yiddish and the location, a block west of the predominantly Russian-Jewish congregation of Temple Ahavas Achim, provided a steady

Stained Glass Artist Ruocco Gets Even

By Tim Coco President & General Manager Francesco “Frank” Ruocco lost his famed stained glass studio to the construction of Ginty Boulevard during the 1960s Pentucket Urban Renewal Project. While the Haverhill Heritage Series often focuses on businesses and homes lost to the city’s ill-fated urban renewal projects of the 1960s and 1970s, Ruocco’s battles