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Fiorentini Calls National Grid Response ‘Unacceptable’ as City Braces for More Snow

Fiorentini Calls National Grid Response ‘Unacceptable’ as City Braces for More Snow

Mayor James J. Fiorentini (right) and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito visited Haverhill’s DPW yard during this weekend’s storm. (Courtesy photo) Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini has officially put National Grid on notice. After much of the city’s residents were forced to go two days—or more—without power during Winter Storm Quinn, Fiorentini is taking the company

Haverhill High Students to Protest Gun Violence: ‘We Have to Be the Change’

Members of several Haverhill High School student organizations are mobilizing ahead of Wednesday’s national day of protest and remembrance of the lives lost in Parkland, Fla. As junior Keighley Credit tells WHAV, Haverhill’s walkout will memorialize the students and teachers from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, but more importantly, it will call for change. “This whole

Pentucket Bank Donates $60,000 to Merrimack Valley’s United Way

Pentucket Bank CEO Scott Cote and his colleagues presented a contribution to United Way’s Jackie Romero and Mike Bevilaqua. (Courtesy photograph) Haverhill-based Pentucket Bank has their community’s back. The financial institution recently donated $60,000 to the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, with funds earmarked for local children and families in need. Calling

Bradford Rail Trail Extension Underway

Less than a year after the Bradford Rail Trail officially opened to the public, an extension is already taking shape. Haverhill’s public works department is in the process of laying dirt and asphalt on top of old Pan Am railroad tracks to extend the trail’s path on the Bradford side of the Merrimack River to

State Invites City of Haverhill to Apply for ‘Opportunity Zone’ Designation

Mayor James J. Fiorentini outlined his new Master Plan in January. (WHAV News photograph) Haverhill is on the rise—just ask the Baker-Polito Administration. The state office Friday announced that our city is one of 110 municipalities across the Commonwealth eligible to be federally declared an “opportunity zone.” Should Haverhill choose to apply for and receive

Storm Delays Haverhill Superintendent Interviews, Decision Until March 22

Haverhill’s prolonged power outages in the wake of Winter Storm Quinn have delayed the city’s search for a new school superintendent. This week, Salem, Mass.-based candidate Margaret Marotta Smith was the only finalist able to meet with members of the community and School Committee for a public interview. The other two finalists, Haverhill’s Assistant Superintendent

Haverhill Power Outage Expected to Be a ‘Multi-Day Event,’ Citizens Center Open as Shelter

As much of Haverhill endures a second day without electricity, the city has opened the Welcome Street Citizens Center as an emergency shelter. In an update to residents late Thursday, Mayor James J. Fiorentini said National Grid crews are working around the clock, with full restoration approximately 72 hours away. On Thursday afternoon, 70 percent