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Haverhill

(hā`vərĭl), city (1990 pop. 51,418), Essex co., NE Mass., on the Merrimack River; inc. as a town 1641, as a city 1870. Formerly one of the nation's leading shoe producers, Haverhill processes leather and makes leather, textile, and paper products. High-technology computer industries in the area and the manufacture of electronic components add to the city's economic base. Points of interest are John Greenleaf WhittierWhittier, John Greenleaf
, 1807–92, American Quaker poet and reformer, b. near Haverhill, Mass. Whittier was a pioneer in regional literature as well as a crusader for many humanitarian causes. Early Life

Whittier received a scanty education but read widely.
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's birthplace (the house dates from c.1688) and the home of Hannah DustinDustin, Hannah,
b. 1657, d. after 1729, Colonial New England heroine. She was captured (1697) in a Native American raid on Haverhill, Mass., and taken up the Merrimack River to a place near modern Concord, N.H.
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. A branch of Northeastern Univ. is in the city.

Haverhill

 

a city in northeastern USA, in New England, in the state of Massachusetts; located on the Merrimack River. Population, 47,000 (1975; with the neighboring city of Lawrence and the surrounding suburbs, 268,000). Haverhill, a center of the footwear industry, also produces machinery for footwear manufacture.

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Philip Brown, author of Greeks of the Merrimack Valley and owner of Boosters Zone,is helping Veterans groups in Haverhill raise funds to help local Veterans in need.
It is located on Phoenix Road in Haverhill, a market town on the borders of Essex and Suffolk, which is a well-positioned, fast-growing commuter town and business overspill area for Cambridge.
Over 20 different cheeses chosen by Morrisons and sourced by Pimpernel Wharf from various suppliers across Europe will be shipped through Culina's warehouse in Haverhill to the supermarket's national distribution centres.
Bank of London and the Middle East (BLME), the largest Islamic bank in Europe whose main shareholders are Boubyan Bank and the Kuwaiti Public Institution for Social Security, has announced its funding of a facility to finance the development of Haverhill Research Park, a 29.5 acre business and residential site to the North West of Haverhill, Suffolk in the UK.
The lucky couple, from Haverhill, Suffolk, who have a daughter aged six and a four-year-old son, scooped the 14-rollover jackpot in Friday's EuroMillions draw with the winning numbers 50, 21, 17, 48 and 11, and the Lucky Star numbers 09 and 10.
It was revealed on Monday that the pair are from Haverhill in Suffolk, but their identity has been kept a closely guarded secret.
The couple, from the town of Haverhill, were the only winners in Friday's draw and scooped a staggering pounds 148,656,000.
Work has started on replacing the aged and rusting Groveland Bridge, which carries heavily traveled routes 97 and 113 between Groveland and Haverhill.
A spokesman for the company told Feedinfo News Service that the fire was discovered at 2.50am in a production area of the Haverhill processing site.
Merrimack Valley Federal Credit Union has put its best foot forward to honor the early manufacturing days of Haverhill, Mass..
The six buildings comprising the Haverhill Garden Apartments were all constructed in 1981 on over 7.63 acres.