UTEC’s New Haverhill Youth Workers: Curbing City Violence Is a Team Effort

As Haverhill grapples with four shootings in the last six weeks—three of them fatal—members of the city’s new violence prevention outfit UTEC are firing on all cylinders to keep the community safe.In an appearance on WHAV’s New Open Mic Show With Bill Macek on Monday, Jonathan Lunde and Miguel Quinones explained that the outreach group has developed a team approach to address violence in Haverhill.“It’s going to take all of us. It’s all about us becoming one, all of us chipping in,” said Haver-hill Program Manager Quinones, adding that UTEC is working with Mayor James J. Fiorentini, the Haverhill Police Department and agencies including Community Action. “At the end of the day, it’s like the saying goes: It takes a village to raise a child.”As Haverhill grapples with four shootings in the last six weeks—three of them fatal—members of the city’s new violence prevention outfit UTEC are firing on all cylinders to keep the community safe.In an appearance on WHAV’s New Open Mic Show With Bill Macek on Monday, Jonathan Lunde and Miguel Quinones explained that the outreach group has developed a team approach to address violence in Haverhill.“It’s going to take all of us. It’s all about us becoming one, all of us chipping in,” said Haver-hill Program Manager Quinones, adding that UTEC is working with Mayor James J. Fiorentini, the Haverhill Police Department and agencies including Community Action. “At the end of the day, it’s like the saying goes: It takes a village to raise a child.”