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

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

YWCA Reopens Winter Street Residence; Former Director Receives Honors

Cutting the ribbon at The Residence in Haverhill are Ashley Taylor, YWCA; Beverly Donovan, president, Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce; Mary O’Brien, former YWCA executive director; Susan Staples, current executive director; and Andrew Herlihy, City of Haverhill. (Courtesy photograph.) The YWCA formally reopened and dedicated its Winter Street, Haverhill, residence Tuesday to its former director,

Haverhill City Council Expects to Postpone Property Tax Vote

Even though the Haverhill City Council was scheduled to discuss property tax rates Tuesday night, the annual exercise will be postponed because Mayor James J. Fiorentini is out of the country. The item appeared on the agenda because it had been previously advertised. “The annual tax classification hearing to set residential and commercial tax rates,

53rd Annual VFW Santa Parade, ‘It’s Christmas Time in the City,’ Takes Place Sunday

The 53rd Annual VFW Santa Parade takes place this coming Sunday. Committee member and City Councilor Thomas J. Sullivan visited WHAV’s Open Mike Show Monday night to discuss the lasting appeal of the parade. He described this year’s theme. “So the theme this year is ‘It’s Christmas Time in the City.’ That theme was chosen

Lawrence Partnership to Honor David Tibbetts for Merrimack Valley Economic Growth Efforts

Merrimack Valley economic development champion David A. Tibbetts will receive the Lawrence Partnership’s inaugural Economic Impact Award, named in his honor, early next month. Going forward the award will be known as “David Tibbetts Economic Impact Award.” Recognizing leaders like Tibbetts who implement economic strategies that move their communities forward, the award will be presented