City of Haverhill, MA
Essex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Haverhill as Sec. 23-21 of the 1963 City Code (Ch. 175 of the 1980 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Peace and good order — See Ch. 189.
Curfew in playgrounds — See Ch. 193, Art. II.

§ 175-1 Loitering prohibited; exception; arrest without warrant.

[Amended 2-15-1977 by Doc. 21]
A. 
No person or group of persons shall, in a street or a way to which the public has a right of access, as licensees or invitees, willfully obstruct and impede the free passage of foot travelers, nor shall any person or groups of persons, in a street or way to which the public has a right of access as licensees or invitees, after being directed and instructed by a police officer to move on, fail to move; provided, however, that nothing herein contained shall be construed to deny the right of peaceful picketing or parading singly or in numbers, with or without placards, in or on any public way or street where persons may lawfully be in the course of a labor dispute, pursuant to Chapter 150 of the Massachusetts General Laws, or of those lawfully permitted to do so.
[Amended 11-12-1985 by Doc. 173]
B. 
Any person(s) in violation of the above section may be arrested by any police officer without a warrant.

§ 175-2 Loitering in Bradford Common, G.A.R. Park and Merrimack River Park prohibited; hours.

[Added 9-5-1978 by Doc. 206; amended 7-26-2005 by Doc. 102; 7-23-2013 by Doc. 80; 9-29-2015 by Doc. 121]
No person or group of persons, whether in vehicles or otherwise, shall stand, loiter, remain in and/or about the Bradford Common, G.A.R. Park and Merrimack River Park or any street, way or sidewalk to which the public has access and which is adjacent thereto, between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., inclusive, or between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. for Merrimack River Park only, inclusive, unless joint written permission is obtained from the Mayor and the Chief of Police. The Merrimack River Park shall only be open to the public from June 1 to October 1. No person or group of persons, whether in boats, vehicles or otherwise, shall stand, loiter, remain in and/or about the City-owned Merrimack River boat docks and ramps or the boardwalk adjacent to the Phoenix Row parking lot between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m., inclusive, unless joint written permission is obtained from the Mayor or the Chief of Police.

§ 175-3 Violations and penalties. [1]

[Added 2-15-1977 by Doc. 21]
Whoever violates this chapter shall be subject to a fine of $50 for each offense. Any failure or refusal as above defined shall constitute a separate and continuing violation.
[1]
Editor's Note: Original § 175-3, Loitering in public recreation areas prohibited; hours, added 7-14-1970 by Doc. 113, was moved to Article II, Curfew; Loitering, of Ch. 193, Playgrounds, Parks and Recreation Areas, during the 2007 recodification. See now § 193-3.