LAWRENCE — Photos of the 13 fallen military personnel killed in Kabul, Afghanistan, lined the track Saturday at Veterans Memorial Stadium as families gathered for the city’s first Meet Our Heroes Family Fun Day took part in a 13-lap walk/run to pay tribute to those lives lost only a month ago.

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HAVERHILL — The state’s Department of Children and Families investigated a complaint about a Hunking School student being sexually harassed after a School Committee member reported the incident, saying school officials refused to act.

HAVERHILL — A former Dracut High School science teacher who left his job after distributing a controversial sex survey deemed “very highly inappropriate” was hired to teach freshman biology at Haverhill High School one day before the start of the new school year.

HAVERHILL — School officials said they have notified police about an incident involving two students at Haverhill High School that was posted on a social media site.

School officials across the Merrimack Valley and Southern New Hampshire are warning parents of the dangers of a social media challenge gone viral that encourages students to destroy and steal school property.

Haverhill students headed back to class on Tuesday. 

The state’s largest teachers union endorsed mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for all employees and eligible students in public schools and colleges Tuesday, urging the Baker administration to work more closely with stakeholders as schools prepare to reopen for the new academic year.

HAVERHILL — Three local high school seniors were honored at the annual Pentucket Kiwanis Club Scholarship Night held at Maria’s Family Restaurant Galleria Banquet Room.

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HAVERHILL — All students in Haverhill's public schools will begin their new school year wearing masks in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, however, the district will reevaluate its position near the end of September. 

HAVERHILL — Northern Essex Community College announced that at least 25% of classes will be taught on campus this fall as it cautiously eases restrictions put in place last year to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

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For one group of Haverhill students, the best gifts came from the heart. 

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Every year, members of the Student Council at the Hunking School in Bradford hold a food drive to help restock the food pantry at Sacred Hearts Church. This year they collected 775 items of non-perishable foods in time for distribution to families for Thanksgiving.

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