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Most of the former St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Church was gone by mid-day Thursday. (Photograph by Ted Gray.)

Analysis: Armenian Church Comes Down—Its Fate Never in Doubt

Analysis: Armenian Church Comes Down—Its Fate Never in Doubt

Most of the former St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Church was gone by mid-day Thursday. (Photograph by Ted Gray.) There was never any doubt St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Church, across from Haverhill City Hall, was coming down. As WHAV was the first to report last October, the demolition had already begun with the removal


Five Councilors Who Opposed Budget Seek New Vote

Haverhill City Councilor Colin F. LePage. In a show of solidarity, all five councilors who voted to reject the city budget Tuesday night jointly asked for reconsideration of the matter this morning. Councilors had 48 hours to consider a different direction. The decision to seek reconsideration doesn’t mean one or more councilors have changed their


Mayor to Discuss Cashman Field Work at Meeting Tonight

Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini plans to meet with lower Hilldale Avenue residents today to discuss $236,000 worth of improvements to Cashman Field, including a new playground. The mayor said he will meet neighbors of the field at 5 p.m., Thursday, at Cashman Field at the foot of Hilldale Avenue. “Improving our parks and playgrounds


Local Athletics Dominates Recent Open Mike Show

Michael Young discusses “Hillies, 125 Years of Haverhill Football.” This past Monday’s Open Mike Show with Frank Komola saw visits with four local guests. Attorney Joseph C. Edwards gave his thoughts on sports, while Michael Young discussed his father Ernie’s new book, “Hillies, 125 Years of Haverhill Football.” Young is the editor and publisher of


Mayor Vows to Keep City Running After Council Kills FY2018 Budget

Saying the mayor’s proposed Fiscal Year 2018 budget does not adequately reflect Haverhill’s priorities, City Council rejected the spending plan, 5-4. Unless one of the five councilors who opposed the budget seeks reconsideration within 48 hours, or the mayor submits a so-called “one-twelfth” budget that basically extends the current budget by another month, the city


Silver Hill Chair Resigns Following Rejection of Charter, Innovation Concept

Euthemia Gilman (Northern Essex Community College photograph.) A few days after teachers voted not to support continuation of the Silver Hill Horace Mann Charter School, the school’s founder and current chairman is resigning. Euthemia Gilman, who was the force behind launching the Horace Mann charter 11 years ago as the new principal, announced her resignation


Buttonwoods Museum, Haverhill Historical Society to Hold Annual Meeting, Honor “Worshipping Oak” June 27

Buttonwoods Museum and the Haverhill Historical Society are gearing up for their 2017 annual meeting and program Tuesday, June 27 with members of the public invited to attend the events. Patrons are encouraged to participate in the 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. business meeting and stick around for an evening of auxiliary events until 8 p.m.,