Lawrence and Methuen hit the news with the Malden Mills fire and that firm’s subsequent bankruptcy. The Andover and North Andover areas were bankruptcy central for a few years when the tech CEOs living there got hit by the dot-com bubble bursting.
But Haverhill has largely avoided any bankruptcy headlines. Plenty of “ordinary” citizens file there, of course. Haverhill attorney Anthony Rozzi told the Boston Globe back in Febuaury that he didn’t expect to see any slack in future bankruptcy filings either.
All in all, Haverhill bankruptcy cases seem to be comprised of the routine, rather than the extraordinary, which is probably all for the better!
By Doug Beaton