Fierce storm damages city north of Boston, possible tornado investigated

Fierce storm damages city north of Boston, possible tornado investigated

REVERE, Mass. (AP) – A powerful storm blew through Massachusetts on Monday, causing extensive building damage in Revere, a coastal city north of Boston.

Revere Deputy Fire Chief Mike Viviano said the department received dozens of calls reporting … Read Full Story

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Taunton Area School to Career receives $2,500 donation from local bank

Taunton Area School to Career receives $2,500 donation from local bank

Taunton Area School to Career receives $2,500 donation from local bank

 

Taunton, MA – Taunton Area School to Career (TASC) has received $2,500 from Mechanics Cooperative Bank for their 2014 summer work and learning program. The donation will be … Read Full Story

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‘The angels are singing’ as the Madeira wine arrives

‘The angels are singing’ as the Madeira wine arrives

For nearly 10 years, the Madeiran festeiros have referred to the arrival of the oak barrels of Madeira wine as “the angels.” This expression dates back to the 2005 committee, led by David Lúcio, the current First Vice President of … Read Full Story

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Feast to pay tributes to the ancestors

Feast to pay tributes to the ancestors

The 100th celebration of the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament will open with ceremonial tributes to the ancestors. The customary opening ritual at the Memorial Stone, on the southwest corner of Madeira Field, will include the unveiling of four polished, … Read Full Story

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THE MUSEUM OF MADEIRAN HERITAGE

THE MUSEUM OF MADEIRAN HERITAGE

The Museum of Madeiran Heritage is the pearl of the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament. The white stucco shrine, located at the bottom of Madeira Field, was completed by the Clube Madeirense S.S. Sacramento, Inc. in 1999. The museum grounds … Read Full Story

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A Madeiran Collectible: organizers publish feast souvenir book

A Madeiran Collectible: organizers publish feast souvenir book

Make a point of visiting the Museum of Madeiran Heritage during the festive centennial weekend, that’s where you can purchase a souvenir edition of their first major publication, “Festa do Santíssimo Sacramento 100 Anos – 100 Years Feast of the … Read Full Story

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Living the legacy: founders’ descendants remain involved

Living the legacy: founders’ descendants remain involved

Madeira Field has evolved into a living legacy to Manuel D’Agrela, Manuel D’Agrela Coutinho, Manuel Santana Duarte and Manuel Sebastião (aka Santinho), the founders of the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament in New Bedford. Descendants of the first three Manuels, … Read Full Story

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Once in a lifetime

Once in a lifetime

Larry Abreu Jacques and David Lúcio at the helm of the 100th Feast of the Blessed Sacrament

Larry Abreu Jacques and David Lúcio have forged a working relationship that is woven tighter than a Madeiran wicker basket.

They initially teamed … Read Full Story

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100 Years of Madeiran Devotion

100 Years of Madeiran Devotion

100th Feast of the Blessed Sacrament to be held July 31 to Aug. 3

Madeira Field becomes a pilgrimage site where Portuguese families celebrate their heritage and culture every August.

The Feast of the Blessed Sacrament was established at the … Read Full Story

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Madeira Film Festival comes to New Bedford

Madeira Film Festival comes to New Bedford

NEW BEDFORD — The Madeira Film Festival is crossing the Atlantic to present 10 short Portuguese films at the New Bedford Whaling Museum on Tuesday, July 29.

“Madeira Film Festival: On the Road in New Bedford” will start with a … Read Full Story

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Portuguese culture, language come alive in UMD summer program

Portuguese culture, language come alive in UMD summer program

DARTMOUTH — For 10 years, Belchertown resident Joyce Harper has been meaning to get involved in UMass Dartmouth’s summer program in Portuguese language and culture.

Finally, at 71, and now retired, she has enough free time to do so.
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38 Ser-Jobs for Progress grads celebrate triumph over adversity

38 Ser-Jobs for Progress grads celebrate triumph over adversity

FALL RIVER — Samantha Botelho, valedictorian of the SER-Jobs for Progress, said earning her General Educa-tional Development certificate wasn’t just for her, but also for her soon-to-arrive daughter and her family.

Botelho told a crowd of graduates and their families … Read Full Story

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Parishioners go to Pope to save St. John’s Church

Parishioners go to Pope to save St. John’s Church

NEW BEDFORD — Although the Apostolic Signatura — the Vatican’s highest court — did reject an appeal by the Friends of St. John the Baptist to have the suppression of their parish repealed, the group says they’re not done yet.… Read Full Story

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Somerset parades St. John of God

Somerset parades St. John of God

SOMERSET — There was plenty of food, music, games and a procession at the St. John of God Feast, this past weekend. Here are some images of the feast at the Portuguese parish.

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Holy Ghost Brotherhood of Charity celebrates Holy Ghost

Holy Ghost Brotherhood of Charity celebrates Holy Ghost

EAST PROVIDENCE – The Holy Ghost Brotherhood of Charity held its annual feast last weekend. This year’s mordoma was its former president Lydia Alves. Here are some images from the celebration.

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Our Lady of Light of Fall River celebrates Holy Ghost

Our Lady of Light of Fall River celebrates Holy Ghost

FALL RIVER — The Our Lady of Light of Fall River held its traditional Feast of the Holy Spirit Empire Saint Peter last weekend. This year’s mordomos were Maria and José Toledo. Here are some images from the feast procession.… Read Full Story

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Sheriff in Texas discussing border security

Sheriff in Texas discussing border security

Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson is one of six sheriffs from across the country who are visiting the Rio Grande Valley this week to discuss border security with federal and state law enforcement authorities.
For the next three days, Hodgson … Read Full Story

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Minimum wage increase will affect cities like Taunton more than others

Minimum wage increase will affect cities like Taunton more than others

When the new minimum wage increase goes into effect, areas of the state, including Taunton, may experience bigger economic impacts than others.

When the new minimum wage increase goes into effect, areas of the state including Taunton may experience bigger … Read Full Story

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