LISBON, Portugal (AP) – Portugal’s president wants something from the Socialist Party before he lets it take power with the support of the Communist Party and radical Left Bloc: a formal commitment to eurozone financial rules and NATO defense agreements. The three parties forged an anti-austerity alliance almost two weeks ago to force the resignation of the center-right government. They want to run the...read more
FALL RIVER —The highest judicial authority in the Catholic Church has upheld the decision to deconsecrate the Saint John the Baptist Church in New Bedford, announced the Fall River Diocese last week. This decree rejects an appeal made by former members of the oldest Portuguese parish in North America who continue to fight its closure. John Kearns, director of communications for the Diocese of Fall River, confirmed...read more
FALL RIVER — When Shannon Raposo was out of work after undergoing a double mastectomy, she had many worries. Did she choose the right treatment? How could she explain this to her young son? How long would she need to stay home? A little help, in the form of a $1,000 donation from the BAM Foundation, eased some of her worry — and paid a few mounting expenses. “The BAM Foundation is great,” Raposo said. “They gave me...read more
CAMBRIDGE — David Simas, a top advisor to President Barack Obama and human rights advocate who previously served under former Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick, heads the list of five individuals to be honored at the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) annual Awards Gala. “We’re very happy that David Simas has agreed to accept the 2016 MAPS Person of the Year Award,” said Paulo Pinto, MAPS’...read more
FALL RIVER —The highest judicial authority in the Catholic Church has upheld the decision to deconsecrate the Saint John the Baptist Church in New Bedford, announced the Fall River Diocese last week.
This decree rejects an appeal made by former … Read Full Story
ZURICH (AP) – Without specifying his illness, Sepp Blatter said in excerpts from a television interview that he was near death when hospitalized for stress-related problems this month.
The suspended FIFA president was “between the angels singing and the devil’s … Read Full Story
LISBON, Portugal (AP) – Portugal’s president wants something from the Socialist Party before he lets it take power with the support of the Communist Party and radical Left Bloc: a formal commitment to eurozone financial rules and NATO defense agreements.… Read Full Story
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration is asking the Supreme Court for a speedy decision on its plans to shield from deportation millions of immigrants living in the country illegally.
Legal papers filed on Friday call for the … Read Full Story
WASHINGTON (AP) – It’s still possible in Boston for a mail carrier, an accountant and a Harvard-trained psychiatrist – basically, the crowd from “Cheers” – to live as neighbors.
That finding by the real estate brokerage Redfin makes the capital … 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
Belenenses and Rio de Janeiro Brazil All Stars to take part in International Futsal Challenge in Mass. and R.I.
FALL RIVER – Here’s an early Christmas present for Greater Fall River soccer fans.
The International Futsal Challenge, featuring two international and two domestic teams, will make a stop at Durfee High School’s Luke Urban Field House on Saturday, Dec. … Read Full Story
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Six years ago, a proposal to compensate physicians for talking to patients about their treatment in their last days was stripped from the Affordable Care Act after critics made dark predictions about “death panels” and government … 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
MIAMI (AP) — Before there were Food Network icons and cultish produce, before farm-to-table was a philosophy and cake decorating became a competitive sport, there was Emeril Lagasse.
And his is a life story best told by the kitchens that … Read Full Story