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From crumbling to chic

In Haverhill, incentives spur transformation of old mills into apartments

Douglas Arsham, of Forest City Residential Group, was preparing for today’s grand opening of Hamel Mill Lofts in downtown Haverhill. Douglas Arsham, of Forest City Residential Group, was preparing for today’s grand opening of Hamel Mill Lofts in downtown Haverhill. (David Kamerman for The Boston Globe)
By Jenifer B. McKim
Globe Staff / September 30, 2009

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HAVERHILL - On the once-contaminated site of a decaying shoe factory, a thriving neighborhood is growing with the opening of hundreds of chic apartments, part of a renaissance in this Merrimack River mill city, which has seen plenty of hard times. (Full article: 794 words)

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