Ever since Northern Essex Community College launched its first nursing program in 1970, its graduates have been caring for patients in hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, doctor's offices and schools.

If it's someone's birthday or you just plain miss them but can't give them a hug, do the next best thing — throw them a parade.

Haverhill Traditions

The latest chapter in the tradition of a strong Haverhill business community features changes to the commercial landscape and how they benefit the city.

This special section takes a look at those changes.

In recent years, several commercial areas in Haverhill have gotten makeovers, boosting the success of the business community and giving residents more places to shop and dine.

The RiversEdge Plaza, located on Lincoln Avenue between Riverside Park and the recently built Groveland Bridge that carries Route 97 into Groveland, is gaining new economic life.

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Bennington - She was the daughter of the late Blanche and Fredrick Ennis. She grew up in Jamaica plain. The family moved to Haverhill when Colleen was 17, and graduated from Haverhill High School. Colleen was predeceased by her husband Lawrence (Larry) Patnaude. She was the sister of the lat…

Parsonsfied - Formerly of Haverhill, Mass., Keene, NH, Plaistow, NH and Parsonsfield, Maine. She was a 1970 graduate of Haverhill High. Sandra passed away after suffering through five years of the cancer fight, she fought a good fight. She was predeceased by her parents, Milton and Lena(Cara…

Greenacres - On Monday April 27, 2020, Jeannette Lucienne Ouellette McLane Gentes (Mom, Grammy, Gram, GG), beloved mother of Richard, Jeanette, and Nancy, entered the loving arms of her Lord at the age of 101. Due to the COVID-19 virus, a private funeral service and interment will be held in…

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