FALL RIVER — Did you know the Azores helped the Allies to win World War II? To celebrate the role the islands played in the victory over Germany, the Marine Museum at Fall River is working to create an exhibit for 2017 about the role of the Azores during World War II. Throughout the Second World War, Portugal wished to stay neutral. Allied leaders, like British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and American...read more
The Senhor da Pedra Feast, a New Bedford staple for decades, was held last weekend. The feast was transplanted here in 1929 by immigrants originally from Vila Franca do Campo, S. Miguel, Azores. Browse the gallery to see photos taken during Sunday’s Procession. ...read more
The 30th annual Great Feast of the Holy Ghost is being held in Fall River through Aug. 29. The celebration kicked-off Wednesday evening with praying of the rosary and the distribution of the traditional Holy Ghost Feast soup to about 2,000 people. Browse the gallery to see photos taken that evening. Feast President Duarte Carreiro (third from right) takes part in the praying of the rosary during the opening...read more
FALL RIVER — Vasco Cordeiro, president of the Azores Regional Government, captured the moment after speaking in Portuguese to hundreds and toasting on a celebratory wine in blue fluted glasses with notable local and Azorean officials. Nearby, Topo cheese, tuna pate and sweet queijadas da Graciosa on crusts were some of the appetizers passed out by New Bedford’s Inner Bay Restaurant and Fall River’s Portugalia...read more
Usually a draw on the road is considered a good result, but because the New England Revolution have been struggling, losing their last four matches by a combined 13-2 margin, Wednesday evening’s scoreless draw at Avaya Stadium, against host San … Read Full Story
BRUSSELS (AP) – The European Union has set new deadlines for Spain and Portugal to bring their budget deficits into line after both countries escaped fines for failing to rein in spending.
EU headquarters said Tuesday that “Portugal is now … Read Full Story
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – A trial against Brazil’s president turned into a yelling match and was temporarily suspended on Friday after the head of Senate declared “stupidity is endless” and sharply criticized a colleague who had questioned the body’s … Read Full Story
WASHINGTON (AP) – Republican Donald Trump insists that he’s not flip-flopping when it comes to his proposal to deport the estimated 11 million people living in the United States illegally – even though his new campaign manager now says his … Read Full Story
The oldest millennials – nearing 20 when airplanes slammed into New York City’s Twin Towers – are old enough to remember the relative economic prosperity of the 1990s, and when a different Clinton was running for president. The nation’s youngest … 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
MONACO (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo has won UEFA’s award as the best player in Europe last season after helping Portugal to win the European Championship and having another stellar campaign for Real Madrid.
Ronaldo, a favorite for a fourth world … 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