A promise by the mayor and police for more aggressive response to illegal fireworks than in past years is welcome news to Haverhill neighborhoods — in particular the area around Golden Hill in Riverside. For several years, during the weeks leading up to July 4 someone has been lighting off extremely loud explosives on the hill. They go off late at night and sometimes in the very early morning and appear to be coming from the area around Nettle School.
A bush growing in a small island at the intersection of Kenoza Street and East Broadway has been making it tough for drivers to see when trying to cross East Broadway from Kenoza Street to Pine Street, which connects with Groveland Street. The bush is so tall that it blocks the view of drivers. Although the bush was recently trimmed, it's growing back fast.
Blue and white campaign signs promoting Shaun Toohey for state senate are popping up across Haverhill, including on front lawns and in the windows of local businesses. The Lamplighter was recently driving on White Street when he noticed one of Toohey's signs in the window of Loyalty Barber Shop at 158 Winter St.
Two Northern Essex Community College professors — Paul Zipper of Haverhill and John Murray of Kittery, Maine — are the recipients of the Massachusetts College's Online Course of Distinction Award given to state faculty who have developed and teach innovative online and blended courses. The courses are representative of the best uses of eLearning instructional tools to enhance student success.
The awards were presented during Mass College Online's eighth annual conference on eLearning at Bridgewater State College earlier this month.
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