Haverhill articles

School Committee Implores Haverhill Police to Advance Active Shooter Protocols

School Committee Implores Haverhill Police to Advance Active Shooter Protocols

Haverhill Police Chief Alan R. DeNaro addresses the School Committee on active shooter safety protocols during the September 14 meeting. (WHAV News photograph) Haverhill Public Schools are on the way to becoming safer thanks to the School Committee’s decision to develop a subcommittee that maintains a direct line to the Haverhill Police Department. At Thursday’s

Haverhill Cultural Council Grant Information Night Is Wednesday

The 30th anniversary Plug Pond Pow-Wow was made possible in part through Haverhill Cultural Council grant funding. (Courtesy photograph) Representatives from the Haverhill Cultural Council’s grant committee welcome potential applicants to learn more about the process during an information session on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at the Welcome Street Citizens Center. Council chairwoman Alison Colby-Campbell tells

Haverhill MBTA Line Resumes Full Service Three Days After Gas Disaster

Haverhill-based commuter rail service has fully resumed following the Merrimack Valley gas disaster. (File photograph) Thousands of Andover, North Andover and Lawrence residents were allowed back into their homes first thing Sunday morning as a swift three-phase recovery effort backed by Governor Charlie Baker and Eversource kicked into high gear. During a news conference Sunday

Analysis: A Time When A Regulator Took Gas Utility Problems Seriously

Gov. Charlie Baker spoke during a press conference in the wake of Thursday’s explosions and fires across the Merrimack Valley. (Jay Saulnier photograph for WHAV News.) In the aftermath of natural gas-related fires and explosions covering three communities, attention is turning to how events came to pass and whether Columbia Gas had enough regulatory oversight.

Merrimack Valley Gas-Related Fires: How to Help Impacted Residents

Local community groups are collecting money and items to donate to affected areas. (WHAV News photograph of the Merrimack River by Jay Saulnier) The Merrimack Valley is coming together to support neighbors in need after gas-related fires devastated areas of Andover, North Andover and Lawrence. Red Cross-sanctioned shelters were set up overnight Thursday at local

NECC Closed, Haverhill MBTA Line Diverted Amid Explosions, Fires

Friday’s commute and day-to-day activities are impacted in the wake of the local gas explosions. (File photograph) As thousands of Merrimack Valley residents remain without power in the wake of the area’s gas explosions, travel and day-to-day activities have been severely impacted in surrounding communities. While some Andover residents were able to return to their

Teachers Fed Up With Too-Hot Haverhill Classrooms: City Is ‘Failing’ Our Students

Oppressive temperatures in Haverhill classrooms are leaving children and teachers suffering, instructors tell WHAV. (File photograph) With September nearly half-over, the area isn’t immune to a few unseasonably warm days – but Haverhill teachers say students are suffering as a result. Following a September 6 walk-through of Pentucket Lake and Tilton Elementary Schools, Haverhill Education

Haverhill Man Wins $1M on Lottery Scratch Ticket From Main Street Qwik Mart

Haverhill’s Thomas Shanahan claimed his scratch ticket winnings this week in Braintree. (Courtesy photograph) Haverhill’s Thomas Shanahan is the Massachusetts State Lottery’s lastest ‘ultimate’ millionaire! The city resident is the Lottery’s 41st instant prize winner, taking home a $650,000 lump sum after trying his luck with a $30 “Ultimate Millions” scratch ticket from the Qwik