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May 8, 2014

The week's news in review


A store clerk told Lynch that a man who is about 5-feet 5-inches tall, with a medium build and wearing a black Celtics jacket with “Boston’’ on the back entered the store, jumped over the counter and pointed a large butcher knife at him.

According to the clerk, the man said, “Give me the money or I will kill you.’’

The man also wore a black hoodie and white T-shirt, baseball cap, light blue jeans and white sneakers, police said.

Police estimated the man to be about 18 years old.

The report said the man took an undisclosed amount of cash from the register then left the store, running in the direction of Bradford Avenue.

Police searched the area, but did not find the man.

— Mike LaBella

Firefighting Museum unveils new children’s corner

This time, it’s all about the kids.

The Haverhill Firefighting Museum was looking to create more excitement for children who visit. After six months of planning and effort, the museum will unveil its enhanced children’s corner during a celebration tomorrow.

The children’s corner features a wooden replica of a fire engine that children can play in, along with fire reels and kid-sized hoses children can pull, and an area where children can try on firefighter gear such as boots, pants, jackets and helmets — all sized for kids.

“There’s always been a children’s corner, but the idea of enhancing it to make it more appealing to children was the impetus behind this,” said Albert Henderson, a member of the museum’s board of directors. “There are lots of displays that are more oriented to adults, so this corner gives children a place to play while adults are looking at some of the other exhibits. Plus, museums should appeal to all ages.”

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