FALL RIVER — Massachusetts was heavily represented at the II Luso-American Legislator’s Dialogue event hosted by the Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) in Lisbon to promote private talks between Portuguese political representatives and U.S. policy makers of Portuguese descent. “International collaboration is imperative,” said Massachusetts Senate President Pro Tempore Marc R. Pacheco (D-Taunton) in a...read more
PROVIDENCE — It was fitting that Kim S. Sawyer, wife of the U.S. Ambassador to Portugal Robert Sherman, spoke at an event targeted at creating a network to help future Portuguese Studies graduates at Rhode Island College on Friday, April 22 — since her Connect to Success program attempts to do the same in Portugal. “I thought that coming here to talk about the challenges in my life would be informative to those...read more
PAWTUCKET — Returning from a 10-day trip to the Azores, 15 students and five teachers from the International Charter School (ICS) in Pawtucket said the experience not only was great to explore the country’s culture but also to put to use what was learned in class. All ICS students are taught in a full immersion, dual language program, therefore learning in English and Portuguese or in English and Spanish. “This...read more
The stars were out in force Saturday night as the fourth International Portuguese Music Awards (IPMA) were held at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center in New Bedford. Fado Singer Nathalie Pires dominated the event by winning four trophies. The 2016 IPMAs presented the New Jersey native with the Best Video of the Year, World Music, Fado and Song of the Year Awards. And the winners were: Music Video of the Year...read more
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Emergency management officials are telling Rhode Island drivers to stop using a cellphone number that was set up years ago to report highway emergencies.
The Rhode Island State Police and Department of Transportation say drivers should … Read Full Story
MADRID (AP) – Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo’s chances of facing Manchester City in the second leg of the Champions League semifinals on Wednesday were boosted as he returned to full training, having missed three consecutive games because of an … Read Full Story
LISBON, Portugal (AP) – Portugal and the rest of the eurozone could breathe a sigh of relief Friday after international ratings agency DBRS said it wasn’t lowering Portuguese sovereign debt to junk status – a feared move that likely would … Read Full Story
SÃO PAULO (AP) – The man in line to become Brazil’s next head of state if President Dilma Rousseff is impeached says he won’t run for the presidency in 2018 when Rousseff’s term comes to an end.
Vice President Michel … Read Full Story
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) – The world of undocumented immigrants includes maids and farmworkers, several families under one roof and people living in the shadows.
But it’s also the world of a North Miami couple that owns a successful remodeling … Read Full Story
BOSTON (AP) – Her parents didn’t hail from the planet Krypton, and she was never bitten by a radioactive spider, but that hasn’t stopped Elizabeth Warren from starring as a comic book hero.
“Female Force: Elizabeth Warren” tells the true-life … 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
BOSTON (AP) – Ethiopians nearly swept the Kenyans off the podium at the Boston Marathon on Monday, winning both the men’s and women’s races for the first time in history and taking five of the six spots on the … Read Full Story
Imagine if states prohibited some citizens from voting based on their po-litical beliefs. The reaction, justifiably, would be outrage. Yet about a dozen states already do exactly that, with hardly a word of protest.
Much of the current national debate … 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
BOSTON (AP) – A new series airing on the History Channel focuses on some small but decisive twists of fate that changed the course of human affairs.
“Crossroads of History” chronicles the little-known back stories that played out behind some … Read Full Story