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Posts from September 2016

Officials Cut Ribbon at Merrimack Street Boardwalk Extension

September 2016 - A ribbon-cutting ceremony in downtown Haverhill Friday marked a connection between new and existing portions of the Merrimack River boardwalk off Merrimack Street. The public and dignitaries, including Mayor James J. Fiorentini, Rep. Brian S. Dempsey and several city councilors, gathered for the ceremony behind Haverhill Bank, where an existing portion of boardwalk meets a newly constructed section extending to the rear of the ongoing Harbor Place development project.

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Harbor Place boardwalk impresses first guests

September 2016 - More than 200 people took a stroll along the new Harbor Place boardwalk on Friday when the project’s developers hosted a sneak peak before the official opening at the end of the year. The tour was led by state Rep. Brian Dempsey, Mayor James Fiorentini and representatives from Merrimack Street Ventures, a partnership of the Greater Haverhill Foundation and the Planning Office for Urban Affairs that is building Harbor Place.

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Tour the new Harbor Place boardwalk on Friday

September 2016 - Merrimack Street Ventures LLC, a partnership of the Greater Haverhill Foundation and the Planning Office for Urban Affairs will host a public tour of the new Harbor Place boardwalk on Friday, Sept. 23, at 1 p.m. beginning at the Basiliere Bridge. The tour will be led by State Rep. Brian Dempsey, Mayor James Fiorentini and representatives from Merrimack Street Ventures.

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Harbor Place ‘Sneak Peek’ Takes Place Friday

September 2016 - A public “sneak peek” of a new section of downtown boardwalk, behind the ongoing Harbor Place construction project, takes place Friday afternoon. State Rep. Brian S. Dempsey of Haverhill, House Ways and Means Committee chairman; Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini; and representatives from Harbor Place developer Merrimack Street Ventures will lead a tour beginning Friday, 1 p.m., from the Basiliere Bridge, Main and Merrimack streets, according to statement Monday.

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Downtown traffic trouble ends soon

September 2016 - Downtown drivers and business people who have dealt with frequent road closures during the summer because of Harbor Place construction are being asked to be patient for a bit longer... William Pillsbury, the city's economic development and planning director, said the disruptions, as inconvenient as they might be, are a necessary part of the Harbor Place development project at the eastern end of Merrimack Street.

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Affordable Housing Development Awards

September 2016 - Today the Baker-Polito Administration announced awards to fund the development, renovation and preservation of affordable rental housing across the Commonwealth. This award round builds on the Administration's commitment to expanding affordable housing options for Massachusetts families.

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City’s new centerpiece: Harbor Place will be focal point of downtown, officials say

September 2016 - The first tenants of the new Harbor Place commercial building are poised to begin moving in by the end of the year, but before that happens the public will get a sneak preview of the project. At 1 p.m., Sept. 23, members of the public are invited to take a stroll along a new 650-foot-long wooden boardwalk built atop the floodwall, then step inside the gleaming first-floor lobby, which leads to what will become a beautifully landscaped plaza overlooking the Merrimack River and ringed by patio tables outside of the restaurants expected to move in.

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