BOSTON (AP) – A digital list of the tens of thousands of men who embarked on whaling voyages out of New Bedford, from 10-year-old boys to a 70-year-old sailor who drank himself to death in South Africa, is a valuable resource for anyone researching their family’s seafaring past. Just be warned: You might not like what you find. One man who found an ancestor’s name in the database went to the...read more
BOSTON – This fall, Massachusetts voters will be able to head to a polling station and cast a ballot in person up to 10 days before Election Day. As the Nov. 8 presidential election approaches, city and town clerks are awaiting the final early voting regulations from Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin’s office. A handful of clerks, attorneys and observers attended a brief hearing July 27 in Boston to...read more
The Feast of the Blessed Sacrament is a ritual performance which depends on the fulfillment of social and religious obligations. This year’s Feast President Paul Leconte, and his Vice-President Jim Gouveia, Treasurer Paul Sousa, Recording Secretary Paul K. Leconte and Corresponding Secretary Tony Abreu will lead a group of 30 festeiros down Earle Street to the Church of the Immaculate Conception to open the 102nd...read more
NEW BEDFORD —Cristiana de Sousa, a gifted daughter of Madeira, has chosen New Bedford as the first port of call in her global artistic voyage. Her gift is a fervent passion for music, art and Madeiran culture. Cristiana’s grandfather and namesake, Cristiano da Paixão Rodrigues, was a member of the Grupo Folclórico da Casa do Povo da Camacha, Madeira, and the source of her inspiration. When Senhor Rodrigues passed...read more
BOSTON (AP) – A digital list of the tens of thousands of men who embarked on whaling voyages out of New Bedford, from 10-year-old boys to a 70-year-old sailor who drank himself to death in South Africa, is a valuable … Read Full Story
Before heading to Aurora, Colo., where they will defend the U.S. Club Soccer National Cup title that they won last year, five local players won the tune up, the GPS Summer College Showcase Tournament, played last weekend in Lancaster, Mass.… Read Full Story
BRUSSELS (AP) – The European Union’s executive refrained Wednesday from calling for heavy fines against Spain and Portugal for breaching budget rules and sought instead to set “new fiscal paths” for the two countries.
It gave both nations until Oct. … Read Full Story
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Brazilian police arrested 10 people who allegedly pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group on social media and discussed possible attacks during the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, officials said Thursday.
Justice Minister Alexandre de Moraes … Read Full Story
BOSTON (AP) – Republican Gov. Charlie Baker has signed a bill bringing Massachusetts into compliance with new federal requirements for driver’s licenses and other identification cards.
The requirements under the REAL-ID Act will make it easier for residents to enter … Read Full Story
WASHINGTON (AP) – Young Americans have education and the economy at the top of their minds as they think about this year’s presidential election. But their thoughts on some of the other top issues facing the country – and which … Read Full Story
LISBON, Portugal (AP) – A disgruntled soldier is suspected of gunning down eight other soldiers and three civilians Tuesday at a military barracks in Cape Verde, the West African country’s government said.
The suspected soldier is missing but there are … Read Full Story
U.S. surf legend Garrett McNamara will lead a number of free surf classes at Portuguese beaches this summer.
The initiative, entitled ‘Buondi Surf Sessions,’ kicked off Tuesday at Lisbon’s Carcavelos Beach. All lessons begin with a special surf class for … Read Full Story
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) – Britain’s vote to leave the European Union adds a heavy dose of uncertainty to a world economy that is still struggling to reach full speed years after the global financial crisis.
The most immediate pain will … 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