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December 19, 2013

Haverhill news in brief

HAVERHILL — Beginning this week, the Haverhill Police Department has expanded the hours of operation for its Records Department. At the request of Police Chief Alan DeNaro, the records office is now open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., but is closed for lunch from 1 to 2 p.m. Previously, the office was open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. DeNaro expanded the hours of operation to make it more convenient for the public. The records office is where you can obtain copies of various reports, such as accident reports, and pay parking tickets.

300 kids await Christmas help

HAVERHILL — The Salvation Army in Haverhill needs your help in making Christmas special for local children. Salvation Army Lt. Jeff Hardy says there are still over 300 children who have not been adopted for this Christmas season through the Salvation Army Angel Giving Tree program. If you would like to help make a child’s wishes come true, drop by The Salvation Army at 395 Main St. and pick up an angel. You can shop for that child or pick up unwrapped gifts and bring them to The Salvation Army and the gifts will be matched with an appropriate child. More information is available by calling 978-374-7571.

NECC students help at holiday

HAVERHILL — Northern Essex Community College students in Professor Isabelle Gagne’s Developmental Psychology 1: Childhood and Adolescence course took time to volunteer and donate goods to Emmaus Inc. in Haverhill this holiday season.

After seeing a video in class on homelessness, Gagne’s students decided to help by collecting and donating goods to Emmaus. They decided to do this on their own and out of the goodness of their hearts, Gagne said. Items collected included food, arts and craft supplies, as well as household goods and toiletries.

Students in the class have also been volunteering their time a couple days a week to tutor school-aged children at Emmaus.

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