Town government: City Hall, 4 Summer St. Mayor James J. Fiorentini, 978-374-2300. City elections are held every two years. City Council President Michael J. Hart. City Council office, 978-374-2328. Building Inspector Richard Osborne, 978-374-2338. City Hall hours, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
On the Web: haverhill.com
Where to register a dog, register to vote: City Clerk Margaret Toomey, 978-374-2312; licenses valid April 1 to March 31. Register to vote and find public meeting postings outside her office.
Paying taxes: The fiscal 2006 tax rate for residential property is $10.54 per $1,000 valuation; the rate for commercial, industrial and personal property is $18.88. Tax collector Mary Roy, 978-374-2320, x18. Assessor Stephen C. Gullo, 978-374-2316.
To report a pothole: Highway Department: 978-374-2364.
Business: Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce, 87 Winter St., 978-373-5663. haverhillchamber.com
Council on Aging: Director Vinnie Ouellette at 978-374-2449.
Health issues: Health Department, 978-374-2325. For electrical, gas and plumbing inspecting, 978-374-2341.
In emergencies: Call 911.
Police Department: Police Chief Alan DaNaro. Police business, 978-373-1212. Parking clerk, 978-373-1212, x515; citizen complaint line, 978-374-2413; drug hot line, 978-374-2411.
Fire Department: Fire Chief (acting) Lewis Poore, City Hall, 4 Summer St., 978-373-8460. Burning permits, 978-373-3833; fire inspections, 978-373-8460. Fire alarm headquarters, 978-373-3833.
Public transportation: Rail: Nine trains run through Bradford Station during weekdays, arriving at Boston's North Station.
Bus: Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority (MVRTA) has several routes in the city. For schedule information, call 978-469-6878. Transportation for the disabled is offered by MVRTA at 978-469-6878, and the Council on Aging has transportation for the elderly at 978-374-2449.
Green spaces: American Legion Field on Main Street near the Plaistow, N.H., border with 66 acres, baseball, softball, football, soccer, fishing, hiking and special events. Cashman's Field on Hilldale Avenue with playground, basketball, baseball, softball and skateboarding. Haverhill Stadium on Lincoln Avenue, with lights for night games and events; site for fundraisers, Fourth of July Festival, high school sports. McMurrer Park on Union Street with playground and basketball court. Portland Street playground on Portland Street with basketball court. Riverside Park on Lincoln Avenue with basketball, street hockey, horseshoes, soccer, walking, playground, softball, tennis, baseball and fishing. Swasey's Field on Blaisdell Street with playground, baseball, street hockey, football and basketball court. Twelfth Avenue playground on Twelfth Avenue for baseball and football with basketball court. Ponds and waterways: Plug Pond (Lake Saltonstall) on Mill Street, Round Pound (Lake Pentucket) on Concord Street, Crystal Lake on Kenoza Avenue, Chadwick Pond on Barker Street, Millvale Reservoir on Millvale Road, and Kenoza Lake and Winnekenni Basin, both on Kenoza Avenue. Winnekenni Park, 685 acres used for trail bikes, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, ice skating, picnicking, sightseeing, snowmobiling, tennis and walking. Millvale Reservoir, 190 acres, East Meadow Conservation Area has walking trails. Plug Pond, 75 acres with trails, biking, horseback riding, swimming, beach, boat ramps, sailing program, fishing.
Museums: Haverhill Historical Society, 240 Water St., 978-374-4626. Birthplace of John Greenleaf Whittier, 305 Whittier Road, 978-407-1955. The Garrison House, Hilldale Avenue, open occasionally, 603-225-3960.
Library: Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St.. 978-373-1586. Director Nancy Rea. Reference Desk, ext. 608. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 .m. to 5 p.m. Closed Sunday. haverhillpl.org
Recreation: Vinnie Ouelllette, director of human services, 978-374-2390. Information on senior center and recreation department. Kathy Brown, coordinator of recreation and youth programs, 978-374-2388, x30. Skating: Veterans Memorial Skating Rink located behind Haverhill High (open 11 months a year). Sailing and swimming, Plug Pond, open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. for Haverhill residents only. Information, Recreation Department, 978-374-2389, x10. Swimming in Charles White Pool adjacent to high school. Public swim hours vary. Check with pool office for most current times. Swim lessons for children during the summer. Walking: Winnekenni Park, Kenoza Lake trail, Riverside Park and trails along the Merrimack River overseen by the Haverhill Trails Committee. Information, Mark F. Sheehan, Conservation Department, 978-374-2334.
Recycling: Public Health Department handles recycling of plastic, tin, aluminum, steel and yard waste, as well as clear, green and brown glass. Hours at the DPW garage through September. Haverhill identification is required. Curbside recycling: Paper goods or newspapers, cardboard boxes and cartons, office paper, magazines, directories and junk mail. Break down and flatten all boxes to fit in paper bags or inside cardboard boxes that can be taken. Recyclables are picked up every other week, depending on the red or blue cycle. Information, Health Department, 978-374-2325.
On the Web: haverhill-ma.com
Public: School Committee: Mayor James J. Fiorentini, chairman; Joseph J. Bevilacqua, Erin Francescone, Kerry Fitzgerald, Robert Gilman, Shaun Toohey, Scott Wood. Central Administration, Four Summer St., first floor, City Hall. Superintendent of Schools: Gerald Quatrale, interim, 978-374-3405.
Bradford School, 118 Montvale St., Bradford, Principal Michael Rossi. Burnham School, 45 Fountain St., Principal Raymond Sierpina. Consentino School, 685 Washington St., Principal James Scully. Crowell School, 26 Belmont Ave., Principal Raymond Sierpina. Golden Hill School, 140 Boardman St., Principal Bonnie Antkowiak. Greenleaf School, 58 Chadwick St., Principal Larry Marino. Hunking School, 95 Winchester Street, Principal Larry Marino. Nettle School, 150 Boardman St., Principal Gerald Kayo. Pentucket Lake Elementary School, 252 Concord St., Principal John Butler. Silver Hill School, 675 Washington St., Principal Ellen Lambert. Tilton School, 70 Grove St., Principal Raymond J. Sierpina. Walnut Square School, 645 Main St., Principal John Butler. Whittier Middle School, 256 Concord St., Principal Albert M. Powers. Haverhill High School, 137 Monument St., Principal Joseph McMilleon. Moody School, Early Childhood Center, 59 Margin St., Geraldine Sligar, director.
Colleges: Northern Essex Community College, 100 Elliott St., 978-556-3000.
Approximately 15,000 full and part-time students attend the main campus of this public, two-year college offering associate degrees in arts and sciences and certificates of program completions in many disciplines. necc.mass.edu
HOUSES OF WORSHIP
Armenian Apostolic: St. Gregory the Illuminator, 110 Main Street, 978-372-9227. The Rev. Ghevont Samoorian, pastor. Parish merged with Holy Cross Armenian Church, 54 E. Haverhill St. in Lawrence. In July and August Divine Liturgy at 9:30 a.m. in Haverhill.
Assembly of God: New Life Christian Assembly, 966 Main St., 978-373-1379. Pastor Kenneth B. Kashner. Sunday services, 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Calvary Baptist, 13 Ashland St., 978-373-6466. Rev. Dr. Gregory E. Thomas. Sunday service, 11 a.m.
First Baptist Church, 217 Main St., 978-374-7491. Rev. Dr. Howard W. Lawrence. Summer Sunday service, 9:30 a.m.
Life Line Baptist Church, 590 Primrose St., 978-372-8046. Pastor Don Perkins. Sunday services, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday school, 10 a.m.
Portland Street Baptist, 29 Portland St., 978-372-0920. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.
Iglesia Cristo Misionera, 29 Portland St., 978-374-6380. Pastor Elisa Gomez.
Sacred Hearts Parish, 165 S. Main St. (mailing address, 48 South Chestnut St.), 978-373-1281. The Rev. Robert Conole, pastor. Saturday Mass, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 7:30, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m., and 7 p.m.
St. James, 161 Winter St., 978-372-8537. Rev. Francis X. Mawn, pastor. Saturday Mass, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 7:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m. (in Spanish) and 5 p.m. Mass in Vietnamese on the first and third Saturday at 7 p.m.
St. John the Baptist, 110 Lincoln Ave., 978-372-2780. Rev. Keith P. LeBlanc. Services, Saturday at 4 p.m.; Sunday at 8 and 10 a.m. and noon.
All Saints, 120 Bellevue Ave., 978-374-5538. Rev. Dennis T. Nason. Saturday Mass, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m.
Christian & Missionary Alliance: Haverhill Alliance Church, 284 Kenoza Ave., 978-374-0646. Rev. Paul Mehe. Summer Sunday Service, 9 a.m. Bible study for adults, Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
Church of Christ: Ward Hill Church of Christ the King, 34 Main St., 978-374-8026. Sunday service, 10 a.m.
First Congregational Church, 232 Main St., 978-373-3031. Rev. Colin Leitch. Summer Sunday service, 9:30 a.m. Nursery provided.
West Congregational Church, 767 Broadway, 978-373-3034. Rev. Dr. Dale Brown. Summer Sunday services, 9 and 11 a.m. westchurch.org
Eastern Orthodox: Holy Apostles Saints Peter & Paul, 154 Winter St., 978-373-3311. Makarios J. Niakaros, pastor. Summer liturgy, 9 a.m.
Episcopal: Trinity Episcopal Church, 26 White St., 978-372-4244. Father Marcus Crapsey and Father Ray Brockill. Summer Sunday services, 8 and 10 a.m.
Interdenominational: BrookRidge Community Church, 28 Chadwick St., Bradford, 978-372-3933. Rev. Steve Squires. Bible study, 9 a.m. Summer Sunday service, 10:30 a.m.; nursery service provided. Youth programs, prayer meeting. brookridge.org
Jehovah's Witnesses: Kingdom Hall, 410 Water St., 978-373-4544.
Presbyterian: First Presbyterian Church, 346 Broadway, 978-374-8029. Rev. Eric C. Markman. Sunday service, 9:30 a.m.
Seventh Day Adventist: Seventh Day Adventist Church, 33 S. Central St., 978-373-3737. Pastor Wallace Frost. Sabbath worship, 9:30 a.m. Sabbath school, 11 a.m.
Southern Baptist: Haverhill Community Church, 19 Newcomb St., 978-469-1925. Pastor Rex Cozzens. Sunday service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.
Synagogue: Temple Emanu-El, 514 Main St., 978-373-3861. Rabbi Ira L. Korinow; Cantor, Jeff Stock. Saturday service, 9:30 a.m. Morning minyan Monday and Thursday at 7:30 a.m. templeemanu-el.org
Unitarian Universalist: Universalist Unitarian Church, 15 Kenoza Ave., 978-372-5173. Stephen Shick, pastor. Sunday service, 10:30 a.m.
United Church of Christ:
Church of Jesus Christ United Ministries, 429 Hilldale Ave., 978-372-2300.
First Church of Christ, 10 Church St., Bradford, 978-374-1114. Rev. William Dunlap, pastor. Summer Sunday service: 9:30 a.m.
Riverside Memorial United Church of Christ, 278 Groveland St., 978-372-9871. The Rev. Dr. Sara Penn-Strah,Summer. Sunday services jointly with First Church, Bradford, and First Congregational at 9:30 a.m. Riverside Homecoming services Sept. 11, 10 a.m.
United Methodist: Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 471 Main St., 978-372-2843. Rev. Susan E. Daneau, Sunday worship: contemporary service, 9:45 a.m,; traditional service, 10:30 a.m..