A business like no other

A business like no other

PAWTUCKET — In the United States, there is only one place where you can go if you want to see the curing process for codfish in action.

“We’re the only place in the U.S. that dries codfish,” said Manuel Rodrigues, … Read Full Story

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Six members of the community recognized at MAPS Awards Gala

Six members of the community recognized at MAPS Awards Gala

BOSTON — Last Saturday, the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) invited those who attended their annual gala to be ‘United by Passion.’ Those passions being soccer and helping out their community in this case.

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R.I. immigration activists rally for deportation relief

R.I. immigration activists rally for deportation relief

PROVIDENCE — In a small demonstration in the State House rotunda last Friday, around 10 immigration activists rallied to call attention to a high water mark for deportations under the Obama White House.

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DHS secretary reevaluating deportation priorities

DHS secretary reevaluating deportation priorities

WASHINGTON (AP) – Homeland Security Secretary Jeh  Johnson says he’s re-evaluating the Obama administration’s deportation priorities to make sure they’re focused on national security, public safety and border security.

Johnson spoke Wednesday after a closed-door meeting with Latino members of Congress who’ve … 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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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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Immigrant activists push to stop deportations

Immigrant activists push to stop deportations

DENVER (AP) — President Barack Obama’s surprise announcement last week that his administration would change its deportation policy to become more “humane” shows how the immigration battle has narrowed after months of congressional deadlock.

As recently as last year, immigrant

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Obama orders review of US deportation practices

Obama orders review of US deportation practices

WASHINGTON (AP) – Seeking to pacify frustrated immigration advocates, President Barack Obama is directing the government to find more humane ways to handle deportation for immigrants in the U.S. illegally, the White House said Thursday.

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MAPS to honor six local community activists

MAPS to honor six local community activists

BOSTON — The 2014 Awards Gala of the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) will be bringing far flinging cultures from all over the world with the theme of the event being “United by Passion.” That passion happens to be … Read Full Story

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Immigrants’ history told in new book

Immigrants’ history told in new book

DARTMOUTH — The immigrants’ story is one filled with pain and joy. But the experience is far more painful than people without that direct experience tend to realize.

“You have the pain of perpetually missing the homeland,” said Dr. João … Read Full Story

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Volunteers help revamp Cape Verde legal system

Volunteers help revamp Cape Verde legal system

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — David Soares was honored to receive the chance to provide service to his country of birth, Cape Verde.

“It was an incredible honor and I have just been so impressed with the enthusiasm that I

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Immigration detainees continue hunger strike

Immigration detainees continue hunger strike

TACOMA,Wash. (AP) — A hunger strike at the Northwest Detention Center entered a third day Sunday as hundreds of detainees protested their treatment and called for an end to deportations.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said a lockdown announced

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Can GOP neutralize immigration as election issue?

Can GOP neutralize immigration as election issue?

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — If the apparent slow death of immigration legislation has any political repercussions this year, they probably will be felt in the subdivisions, shopping centers and ethnic eateries wrapped around Denver’s southern end.

U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman

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Safety angles touted by all sides on immigrant licensing bill

Safety angles touted by all sides on immigrant licensing bill

BOSTON — Supporters and opponents of a bill that would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses said Wednesday that their approach would lead to a safer state and more orderliness.

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Fighting the cultural stigma of addiction

Fighting the cultural stigma  of addiction

SOUTH COAST — Kendra Raposo’s experience with substance abuse was one that began early in her life.

“I started really young with alcohol and weed,” she said. “Probably like when I was 12 or 13.”

That was the tip of … Read Full Story

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Latino group leader: Obama is ‘deporter in chief’

Latino group leader: Obama is ‘deporter in chief’

WASHINGTON (AP) – The president of a prominent Latino advocacy group called President Barack Obama the “deporter in chief,” denouncing the administration’s deportation of nearly 2 million immigrants.

Janet Murguia, who heads the National Council of La Raza, also directed … Read Full Story

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Azorean cuisine, art to enhance downtown Boston’s cultural flavor

Azorean cuisine, art to enhance downtown Boston’s cultural flavor

BOSTON — The Langham historic hotel will bring some Azorean flair to downtown Boston during the month of March as it hosts a special cultural celebration highlighting the Portuguese archipelago’s food and art.

“The goal is to introduce the islands’ … Read Full Story

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Prof. Sousa joins Board of Directors of the Portuguese American Citizenship Project

Prof. Sousa joins Board of Directors of the Portuguese American Citizenship Project

DARTMOUTH — The Portuguese American Citizenship Project has appointed Dr. Frank F. Sousa to its Board of Directors and it is counting on his knowledge of Portuguese-American communities on both coasts to push forward initiatives to encourage the Portuguese to … Read Full Story

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