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Haverhill Man, 21, Is Fourth Charged With 2017 Finn Murder

Haverhill Man, 21, Is Fourth Charged With 2017 Finn Murder

Bryce Finn was shot in the chest after answering the door at his Bradford home (pictured) in June 2017. (WHAV News file photograph) A 21-year-old Haverhill man has been charged in the 2017 murder of Bradford’s Bryce Finn, Essex County District Attorney Jonathan W. Blodgett and Haverhill Police Chief Alan R. DeNaro said Friday. Joseph

Fiorentini Justifies Skipping Silver Hill State Aid Request: ‘Not a Wise Investment’

Mayor James J. Fiorentini and Superintendent Margaret Marotta addressed the City Council on Jan. 15. (WHAV News file photograph) Shortly after City Councilors backed four Haverhill school roof replacements, including over Mayor James J. Fiorentini’s objection, the city’s top leader is arguing that spending taxpayer money to fix Silver Hill’s 25-year-old roof is simply not

New Jersey Magician Brings ‘Reading Rocks’ Assembly to Pentucket Lake

Magician Joe Holiday performed for Pentucket Lake students on Jan. 15. (Courtesy photograph) Reading turned into a magical experience for students at Haverhill’s Pentucket Lake elementary school this week when New Jersey-based illusionist Joe Holiday stopped by. Part of a literacy assembly sponsored by the Pentucket Lake PTO, Holiday’s visit to the Concord Street school

With Marijuana Zones Confirmed, Councilors Look Ahead to Special Permits

Special permits are next up in Haverhill’s road to retail marijuana shops. Caroline Pineau (pictured addressing the Council Jan. 15) is filing for her shop Stem. (WHAV News photograph) Haverhill City Councilors voted to zone seven areas for recreational marijuana sales Tuesday night, with several members hinting at what they’ll look for during the upcoming

Commonwealth Launches Text to 911 Program Statewide

All Massachusetts communities are now able to accept 911 texts from residents. (File photograph) Need help but unable to speak in an emergency? Assistance is available courtesy of a new program that allows Massachusetts residents to text 911 using their cellular device. Upgrades over the last three years helped make the program a reality, the