Six members of the community recognized at MAPS Awards Gala

Six members of the community recognized at MAPS Awards Gala

BOSTON — This past Saturday, the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) held their annual awards gala at the Boston Renaissance Hotel. Approximately 420 people attended the event, many with glittering soccer pins to reflect the theme of the night, … Read Full Story

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U-8 Fall River girls win Sherwood Tournament

U-8 Fall River girls win Sherwood Tournament

Add the U-8 Fall River girls to the list of local teams that have enjoyed success during the indoor season as they prepare to head outdoors and take on the challenges of a very competitive Spring.

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Magician Jim Rainho retires after 66 years

Magician Jim Rainho retires after 66 years

MEDFORD —After 66 years as a professional magician and performing more than 20,000 shows, Jim Rainho hung up his wand after performing his last show at the Nahant Public Library.

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New anthology celebrates Portuguese-American poets

New anthology celebrates Portuguese-American poets

PROVIDENCE — For almost 34 years, Gávea-Brown Publications has been capitalizing on the artistic talents of the Portuguese-American communities. In one of their most recent collections, “The Gávea-Brown Book of Portuguese-American Poetry,” editors Alice R. Clemente and George Monteiro sought … Read Full Story

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Prince Henry Society of Mass. honors 4 at annual awards banquet

Prince Henry Society of Mass. honors 4 at annual awards banquet

FALL RIVER — Emotions came out at the State Council of the Prince Henry Society annual awards banquet last Tuesday as some honorees took a trip down memory lane and shared their family memories or personal stories.

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Job creation a top priority, says new U.S. ambassador to Portugal: Rhode islanders rub elbows with Ambassador Robert Sherman at meet and greet event

Job creation a top priority, says new U.S. ambassador to Portugal: Rhode islanders rub elbows with Ambassador Robert Sherman at meet and greet event

EAST PROVIDENCE — Social, political and academic leaders were at the Brightridge Club on Saturday afternoon in order to simultaneously welcome and bid adieu to the newly appointed U.S. Ambassador to Portugal, Robert Sherman, a prominent Obama bundler and Boston … Read Full Story

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Hundreds expected at the Mass. State House for Immigrants Day

Hundreds expected at the Mass. State House for Immigrants Day

BOSTON — The 18th Annual Immigrants Day at the State House will be happening April 8 and there is a full plate of demands that activists will be presenting to legislators during this celebration.

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The late Dr. da Silva to be honored with bust

The late Dr. da Silva to be honored with bust

BRISTOL — Dr. Manuel Luciano da Silva, a well-known physician, historian, author and activist in the Portuguese-American community who passed away in 2012, will become the first person to be memorialized with a bust in the town of Bristol, R.I.… Read Full Story

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Bishops seek immigration reform during border trip

Bishops seek immigration reform during border trip

PHOENIX (AP) — Less than a week after President Barack Obama discussed immigration reform in a meeting with Pope Francis, a delegation of Roman Catholic leaders is visiting the U.S.-Mexico border Tuesday to raise awareness about the plight of immigrants … Read Full Story

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36 nominated for Immigrant Entrepreneur of the Year Awards in Mass.

36 nominated for Immigrant Entrepreneur of the Year Awards in Mass.

MALDEN, Mass — Thirty-six immigrants who founded businesses in Massachusetts were nominated for The Immigrant Learning Center’s Third Annual Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards.

The nominees — including one immigrant from Brazil and one from Cape Verde — represent outstanding business leaders … Read Full Story

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Anthony De Sá to talk about his new book in R.I.

Anthony De Sá to talk about his new book in R.I.

PROVIDENCE — In Kicking the Sky, the first work of fiction by Portuguese-Canadian writer Anthony De Sá, the author attempts to break through to everyone who has ever been a child.

“Kicking the sky comes from the idea that, as … Read Full Story

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Bridgewater State partners with university in Brazil to offer unique opportunities

Bridgewater State partners with university in Brazil to offer unique opportunities

BRIDGEWATER – Students at Bridgewater State University are taking advantage of a unique partnership with a university in Brazil.

That partnership was recently signed between Bridgewater State and the Federal University of Santa Catarina.

It came about after BSU President … Read Full Story

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‘US-EU trade treaty a great opportunity for the Azores’

‘US-EU trade treaty a great opportunity for the Azores’

DARTMOUTH — The European Union-U.S. free trade deal currently in the works would be “an important development opportunity for the Azores,” according to Duarte Freitas, member of the Regional parliament of the Azores and chairman of the Social Democratic Party … Read Full Story

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Mass. moving to ease federal flood insurance rules

Mass. moving to ease federal flood insurance rules

BOSTON (AP) – When Mitch Haddad and his brother began rebuilding their family’s oceanside restaurant in Marshfield, they decided to take no chances.

The restaurant, which had been in the family for more than 70 years, routinely flooded – 25 … Read Full Story

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Many Mass. companies can’t find skilled workers

Many Mass. companies can’t find skilled workers

BOSTON (AP) – A Massachusetts business group is calling for changes in the state’s education system in light of a report that shows more than two thirds of the state’s employers report difficulty hiring appropriately skilled employees.

The report by … Read Full Story

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Superman artwork of JFK makes it to his library

Superman artwork of JFK makes it to his library

BOSTON (AP) — Superman has finally soared into the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston.

Legendary comic book artist Al Plastino thought he donated the 10 hand-drawn comic strips of Superman teaming up with John F. Kennedy

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Ambassador to Portugal enjoying his new assignment

Ambassador to Portugal enjoying his new assignment

FALL RIVER — The new ambassador to Portugal, Robert Sherman, told a crowd at the Academica Club on Wednesday that his priorities are to create jobs on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.

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54 Mass. police departments reach aid agreement

54 Mass. police departments reach aid agreement

BOSTON (AP) — Police chiefs in 54 Massachusetts communities have signed an agreement that makes it easier for officers in one community to cross town lines while responding to legitimate law enforcement emergencies in another jurisdiction.

The mutual aid agreement

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