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Mayor Fiorentini Appoints New Haverhill Highway Superintendent

Mayor Fiorentini Appoints New Haverhill Highway Superintendent

Brian J. Zaniboni joins Haverhill’s Department of Public Works as Highway Superintendent. (Courtesy photograph) Brian J. Zaniboni has been named Haverhill’s new Highway Superintendent, Mayor James J. Fiorentini said Friday. He previously served as the director of the Newton, Mass., Highway Department and has 25 years of private construction and development experience. “We are fortunate

Andy Vargas Officially Sworn in as 3rd Essex District State Representative

Andy Vargas has officially relocated to the Statehouse. The Haverhill City Councilor elected to succeed Brian S. Dempsey as the 3rd Essex district State Representative was sworn in Wednesday by Governor Charlie Baker in a ceremony attended by his family and colleagues. “Andres, welcome to state government,” Baker told the 24-year-old House newcomer when administering

Haverhill Woman, 54, Sentenced to 60 Months in Prison for Heroin Trafficking

A 54-year-old Haverhill woman has been sentenced to 60 months in federal prison for her role in a heroin trafficking conspiracy, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Wednesday. Judith Ardolino will serve time behind bars for operating so-called “trap houses,” or residences where customers of the drug trafficking ring could meet dealers. Drugs originating from the

Vote on St. James Grammar School Rehab Delayed in Face of Neighbor Concerns

City councilors postponed a decision on an $8.7 million housing project on Harrison Street after several residents of the neighborhood spoke out against the 25-unit apartment development. Councilors’ sentiments were divided between the opportunity to provide workforce-rate housing by rehabilitating the former St. James Grammar School, which has been vacant for decades, and the concerns