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BOSTON — Attorney General Maura Healey has reached a multi-million dollar settlement with the nation’s largest college loan servicing company in a lawsuit alleging predatory lending and deceptive business practices.

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Here’s the lineup for this week on TV22, Haverhill Community Television. All Monday-through-Thursday programming on Channel 22 is rebroadcast at 10 o’clock the same night. It also repeats the following day at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Programming is subject to change. Watch TV22 or visit www.haverhi…

BOSTON — As hospitals battle a record surge of COVID-19 infections, physicians are urging the state to create a system to track empty beds in emergency rooms to ease capacity issues.

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With temperatures in the mid-40s on Thursday — after single-digit temperatures earlier in the week — it might have been balmy enough for a nice, long walk. In fact, it was.

HAVERHILL — Northern Essex Community College is offering a series of noncredit culinary courses in the new NECC Lupoli Family Institute of Culinary Arts, that will offer something for everyone, from the beginning cook to the more experienced chef.

Officials are hoping tens of thousands of rapid COVID-19 tests will be delivered to the cities of Lawrence and Methuen this coming week as the omicron variant continues an uptick in infection levels.

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HAVERHILL — The school department is looking to spend $54,000 to analyze eight years of data gathered through youth risk surveys that asked students various questions including what risky behaviors they may be involved in such as substance abuse, sexual activity and suicidal ideation.

BOSTON -- Cities and towns along the MBTA's corridors will be required to increase the amount of multifamily housing to comply with a new state law. 

An education advocacy group is calling on the state to provide and fund in-school COVID-19 vaccination clinics, masks for every school district that requests them, and a more coordinated school testing program, arguing the current pandemic approach leaves too much in the hands of individual schools and families.

SALEM — Communities need to talk about bullying and racist, antisemitic and homophobic incidents when it happens not only to identify the problem but to learn ways to address it, a panel of experts hosted by U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Salem, concluded on Wednesday evening.

Massachusetts now has more COVID-19 patients hospitalized than at any point since May 2020, surpassing the tally of patients during last winter’s surge as the omicron variant continues to spread rapidly.

BOSTON — Business confidence among Massachusetts companies has slumped to a 10-month low amid the latest surge of COVID-19 infections and persistent supply-chain issues, according to a new report.

HAVERHILL — Temple Emanu-El will hold its annual Shabbat service honoring the late Rev. Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. virtually Friday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m. The service can be viewed on Zoom (https://zoom.us/j/648219501), Facebook Live, and HC Media.

BOSTON — Students attending public schools will be required to wear masks for at least another month, regardless of their vaccination status.

Supermarkets are turning to different brands than they normally stock in order to fill empty shelves, restaurants have pared back menus to cope with a limited pool of available ingredients, and prices across the board are on a steady climb.

BOSTON — The state agency overseeing security at the State House and a vast swath of recreational facilities and Massachusetts parklands has been starved of resources for years, according to a new report, which calls for a major boost in funding and other reforms.

Here’s the lineup for this week on TV22, Haverhill Community Television. All Monday-through-Thursday programming on Channel 22 is rebroadcast at 10 o’clock the same night. It also repeats the following day at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Programming is subject to change. Watch TV22 or visit www.haverhi…

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BOSTON -- Gov. Charlie Baker is expanding COVID-19 testing options and deploying more National Guard troops to hospitals as the state continues to battle a record surge of infections and hospitalizations. 

BOSTON — Massachusetts is preparing to enact some of the most stringent regulations for truck emissions in the nation, as the Baker administration seeks to curb tailpipe pollution to meet its ambitious environmental goals.

HAVERHILL — Congresswoman Lori Trahan was in Haverhill Wednesday to highlight federal investments from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to upgrade bridges, water infrastructure, and public transit for Third District residents.

CONCORD, N.H. — The father of a young New Hampshire girl who was last seen in 2019 — but not reported missing until last week — has been arrested on second-degree assault, custody and child endangerment charges regarding his daughter, but the search for her continues, authorities said Wednesday.

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HAVERHILL — It was a memorable year in the Slipper City, one that some would rather forget but that many will remember.

Just fewer than 1,000 executive branch employees have left their jobs because they did or would not comply with Gov. Charlie Baker's vaccine mandate for public employees, including 656 people whose departures were "involuntary," the governor's office said Thursday.

Massachusetts renters who seek state aid to avoid eviction will face new requirements and a revised application process in less than a week, a sudden shift that prompted dozens of housing advocates to demand lawmakers intervene and stave off a “disgraceful and unnecessary outcome.”

With some of the highest property values in the country, some older Massachusetts homeowners possess sizable wealth. But those high values carry high taxes, and many seniors on fixed incomes find themselves in a state that one local assessor called "house rich and cash poor."

Here’s the lineup for this week on TV22, Haverhill Community Television. All Monday-through-Thursday programming on Channel 22 is rebroadcast at 10 o’clock the same night. It also repeats the following day at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Programming is subject to change. Watch TV22 or visit www.haverhi…

The following information was taken from logs on file at the Haverhill Police Department:

Public health officials reported 9,228 new COVID-19 infections Tuesday, more than enough to push the number of confirmed cases in Massachusetts above the 1 million mark since the pandemic began in early 2020.

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HAVERHILL — Gov. Charlie Baker swore in Mayor James Fiorentini on Monday for a record-breaking 10th consecutive term in office. 

State education officials are planning to provide school districts with 200,000 at-home rapid COVID-19 tests for their teachers and staff and are encouraging school personnel to take one of the antigen tests before returning to work after the winter break.

Massachusetts cities and towns, school districts, libraries, public hospitals and other entities will be able to purchase rapid COVID-19 test kits for $5 to $26 per test under a new state contract, the Baker administration announced Wednesday.

HAVERHILL — An 83-year-old man is dead after his pickup truck was hit by an Amtrak train carrying about 80 passengers Monday afternoon, according to the Essex County District Attorney’s Office.

SALEM — A former physical education teacher at the Saltonstall School in Salem has been charged with repeatedly sexually assaulting a fourth-grade student in 2016.

BOSTON — Public schools are struggling amid a shortage of substitute teachers and other trained staff as state lawmakers pitch plans to ease the hiring crunch.

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