FALLR IVER — It was the perfect day for a parade and thousands took advantage of the bright sunny Saturday to watch the hours-long procession on the fourth day of the 29th annual Great Feast of the Holy Ghost. People sitting on beach and lawn chairs tightly lined the route of the cultural parade from Ponta Delgada Boulevard to the grounds of Kennedy Park. Floats, some led by oxen, horses and ponies hauled both...read more
FALL RIVER — The Great Feast of the Holy Ghost wasn’t just a big weekend-long party in Kennedy Park. Sunday’s itinerary, which included a solemn Mass of coronation in the St. Anne’s Church basement shrine and a procession, was a reminder to anyone that the feast is rooted in traditional Azorean and Portuguese Catholic piety. Bishop Edgar da Cunha of Fall River and Auxiliary Bishop Francisco José Senra Coelho of...read more
NEW BEDFORD — The lack of opportunities for Portuguese filmmakers to bring their work to American audiences inspired actor/producer Ana Ventura Miranda to establish the NY Portuguese Short Film Festival four years ago. Today, the festival is not only showcasing the work of Portugal’s new generation of filmmakers in this country, but also around the globe. “We’re taking this festival to all the continents,” Miranda...read more
TAUNTON — The Consulate of Portugal in New Bedford will be providing consular services in the city of Taunton once a month. As a result of the project called “Permanências Consulares,” Portuguese citizens residing in the Taunton area will no longer have to travel to New Bedford to apply for or renew their Portuguese Citizen Cards and passports, request birth, marriage or death certificates or take advantage of...read more
FALLR IVER — It was the perfect day for a parade and thousands took advantage of the bright sunny Saturday to watch the hours-long procession on the fourth day of the 29th annual Great Feast of the Holy Ghost.
People … Read Full Story
LISBON, Portugal (AP) – Authorities in Cape Verde say the first hurricane to pass over the West African islands caused flooding, uprooted trees and tore off some roofs but caused no major damage or injuries.
Arlindo Lima, head of the … Read Full Story
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s call for mass deportation of millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, as well as their American-born children, bears similarities to a large-scale removal that many Mexican-American families … Read Full Story
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Artists are finishing construction of an unusual exhibit they hope resonates with Pope Francis during his trip to Philadelphia and with anyone experiencing trouble in their daily life.
When it opens Sept. 3, the grotto … Read Full Story
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) – Europe’s monetary union appears saved. For now.
Although relief prevailed after Monday’s Greek bailout announcement, key questions remain about whether the euro currency will remain sustainable in the long-term – and even whether the European … Read Full Story
SAN DIEGO (AP) – Top-ranked Brazil swept the U.S. men’s national team in the second match of the USA Volleyball Cup on Tuesday night with both teams playing their reserves.
The 25-18, 25-22, 25-22 victory comes two days … Read Full Story
By Esther J. Cepeda
New research has confirmed that our national conversation about immigration is so tainted by bad feelings and misinformation that it’s nearly impossible to actually converse.
Most of those who have been entrenched in the immigration issue … Read Full Story
NEW BEDFORD — The tradition of winemaking is alive and well in southeastern Massachusetts both at home and in the winery.
“There’s a saying in the winemaking industry,” said Marco Montez, proprietor of Travessia Winery in New Bedford. “If you … Read Full Story
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. (AP) – An iconic image of motherhood is making a visit to Massachusetts.
The painting known as “Whistler’s Mother” is on display at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, part of an exhibition featuring the works of James … Read Full Story