Ernestina to receive $2 million in state funds to be restored

Ernestina to receive $2 million in state funds to be restored

NEW BEDFORD — The Schooner Ernestina, official ship of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that is currently docked in New Bedford harbor, is getting an upgrade thanks to $2 million in state capital funds.

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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.
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Cape Verdeans commemorate their independence

Cape Verdeans commemorate their independence

NEW BEDFORD — Last Saturday, July 5, was the 39th anniversary of Cape Verde’s independence from Portugal. Yet it was the 42nd anniversary of the Cape Verdean Recognition Parade, bringing thousands out into the streets to enjoy the festivities. The … Read Full Story

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Brazilian Bishop to lead F.R. Diocese

Brazilian Bishop to lead F.R. Diocese

Edgar Moreira da Cunha named to throne

FALL RIVER — The Diocese of Fall River is up for new leadership in September as Bishop George Coleman steps down and Bishop Edgar Moreira Da Cunha takes his place.

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LA police won’t heed immigration hold requests

LA police won’t heed immigration hold requests

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police say they will no longer hold immigrants simply on a request from federal immigration authorities.

The Police Department said Monday it will now only honor requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement to keep

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Wareham celebrates rich 275-year history, diversity

Wareham celebrates rich 275-year history, diversity

WAREHAM — This year, the Wareham Summer Celebration will be celebrating the 275th anniversary of the town’ founding with a good helping of cachupa and linguiça.

“It’s basically about the establishment of our town 275 years ago,” said Rudy Santos, … Read Full Story

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New bilingual children´s book features Portuguese-American experience

New bilingual children´s book features Portuguese-American experience

SAN JOSÉ, Calif. — A couple years ago, Kate Morejohn had an idea for a children’s book featuring a Portuguese-speaking family living in California, and she ran with it.

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Immigration activists descend on Beacon Hill

Immigration activists descend on Beacon Hill

BOSTON — A number of individuals who lost relatives to deportation were joined last Saturday in Boston by dozens of activists  from various immigrant rights organizations and faith-based organizations for a march demanding an end to deportations and family separation.… Read Full Story

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Learning volumes about family history

Learning volumes about family history

UMD’s Portuguese American Archives receive microfilms of Azorean vital records

DARTMOUTH — Thanks to the donation of a collection of microfilmed reproductions of thousands of original birth, death and marriage records from Azores, the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese American Archives is taking … Read Full Story

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Hitting the books

Hitting the books

Language barrier is biggest hurdle in immigrants’ involvement in their kids’ education

PROVIDENCE — The students at the English for Action (EFA) facility, located on the Manton Avenue Flea Market, 122 Manton Ave., listen intently to Ana Ramirez in spite … Read Full Story

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US: Looking at all options in immigration surge

US: Looking at all options in immigration surge

WASHINGTON (AP) – Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told Congress on Tuesday he would consider every conceivable, lawful option to deal with a continuing flood of immigrants crossing the U.S. border illegally in South Texas.

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US to open immigrant family detention centers

US to open immigrant family detention centers

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration said Friday it will open new detention facilities to house immigrant families caught crossing the border illegally, amid a surge from Central America.

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Boehner urges military help for border crisis

Boehner urges military help for border crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) – House Speaker John Boehner urged President Barack ObamaFriday to send National Guard troops to the southern border to help deal with the surge of unaccompanied minors from Central America, calling it a “national security and … Read Full Story

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Gov. Patrick celebrates immigrant entrepreneurship successes in Mass.

Gov. Patrick celebrates immigrant entrepreneurship successes in Mass.

LYNN –  Governor Deval Patrick  joined yesterday  immigrant entrepreneurs and community members from across the Commonwealth to celebrate their successes in driving the Common-wealth’s economic growth and proclaimed June 15 – July 15, 2014 as Immigrant Entrepreneurship Month.

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All eyes on Manaus

All eyes on Manaus

U.S and Portugal face off Sunday

NEW ENGLAND — Local bars and restaurants are cleaning themselves up and getting ready for Sunday’s game between Portugal and the U.S.

Walking into Pasha Hookah Bar, on Allens Avenue in Providence, one is … Read Full Story

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Thousands converge on Acushnet Avenue to celebrate the Day of Portugal

Thousands converge on Acushnet Avenue to celebrate the Day of Portugal

NEW BEDFORD — The aroma of freshly grilled sardines, bifanas and other traditional delicacies along with the sounds of Portuguese music filled the air above Acushnet Avenue last weekend, as the city celebrated the Day of Portugal with a street … Read Full Story

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Florida Gov. signs in-state tuition bill

Florida Gov. signs in-state tuition bill

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida students living in the country illegally will be allowed to qualify for in-state college tuition rates under a bill signed into law Monday by Gov. Rick Scott.

Scott signed the bill privately, but he planned

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It’s a family affair: one family between two countries

It’s a family affair: one family between two countries

NEW BEDFORD — The way Roberto and Manuela Calderón met almost reads like a romance novel, but these days the couple is experiencing some turbulence due to the Mexico versus Portugal match tonight at Gillette Stadium.

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