Gov. Patrick welcomes EU Ambassador João Vale de Almeida to State House

Gov. Patrick welcomes EU Ambassador João Vale de Almeida to State House

BOSTON — Governor Deval Patrick met Monday with Ambassador of the European Union (EU) to the United States João Vale de Almeida. On the table were job and other growth opportunities of mutual interest.
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Ernie goes to Washington again!

Ernie goes to Washington again!

WASHINGTON — When President Barack Obama nominated Fall River native Ernest Moniz to be Secretary of Energy, a wave of pride spread across the city from the corner of Columbia Street to the halls of Durfee High School. It even … Read Full Story

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Our View: The Papal Exit

The Pope’s decision to step down has caught the world by surprise. It has been nearly 600 years since a Pope left office on his own accord, and it is fair to say it was not expected.
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Man travels to Fall River to babysit dog and then loses it…

Man travels to Fall River to babysit dog and then loses it…

 

At left, Michelle Cote and to the right Bob Tavares and “Big Mac” moments after the dog was reunited with its caretaker. Mr. Tavares traveled to Fall River to take care of his daughter’s dog when it went missing.

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Cape Verdeans form new federation

BOSTON — A new federation is being formed to promote the interests of Cape Verdeans and their community-based organizations in the United States.
The National Alliance of Cape Verdean Organizations (NACVO) will kick-off its work Saturday, Jan. 19 at 9:30 … Read Full Story

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Welcome to your new O Jornal!

Welcome to your new O Jornal!

Today’s Front cover features a design change and the paper itself offers many more opportunities for reader interactivity through the webpage, Twitter and Facebook.

Today we launch a newly designed newspaper and digital experience. We’ve rebooted both our design and … Read Full Story

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The rise of Alan Silvia

The rise of Alan Silvia

Alan Silvia takes the oath of Office as a State Representative in Boston.

FALL RIVER — Alan Silvia worked for four years to finally get the chance to serve as member of the Massachusetts State House, and when the moment … Read Full Story

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Whaling Museum receives $300,000 for Lusophone initiatives

Whaling Museum receives $300,000 for Lusophone initiatives

The New Bedford Whaling Museum will receive $300,000 from the William M. Wood Foundation to support Lusophone initiatives. Above, from left, Vice Consul of Portugal Leonel Teixeira, Consul of Portugal in New Bedford Graça Fonseca, Museum Board of Trustees Chair

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Governor meets with Azorean President secretly

Governor meets with Azorean President secretly

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick hosted the Azorean President Vasco Alves Cordeiro last Friday at the State House. It was a meeting in which the press neither the Azorean nor Portuguese American Press was notified by either party that it was taking

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Beauty of the Azores inspires collection of short stories

Beauty of the Azores inspires collection of short stories

DARTMOUTH — Inspired by the beauty and magic of the Azorean archipelago, Darrell Kastin, son of an Azorean mother, wrote a collection of stories depicting the islands as he knows them, feels them, and experienced them.
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Tiverton H.S. to establish Portuguese Club

Tiverton H.S. to establish Portuguese Club

Tiverton – Believing in exposing students to all that is Portuguese the Tiverton High School approved a Portuguese Language Club.
 This past Tuesday, Dec. 11, Dennis Soares, the World Language Department Head at the Tiverton High School, went in front … Read Full Story

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N.B. Consulate to issue Citizen Cards

N.B. Consulate to issue Citizen Cards
The Portuguese Consulate in New Bedford will now be able to issue citizen’s cards — the new identity card for Portuguese citizens. read more

Happy Holidays – Reinventing childhood Christmas traditions

Happy Holidays – Reinventing childhood Christmas traditions

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local group of Azorean women recreate Presépio da Lapinha

By Melissa Costa, O Jornal

No matter where you live or how old you are, childhood Christmas memories always find a place in your heart.… Read Full Story

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Happy Holidays – Lagoa nativity scene on display in Taunton

Happy Holidays – Lagoa nativity scene on display in Taunton

By Melissa Costa, O Jornal

A typical Nativity Scene of Lagoa, Azores, is on display at the Old Colony Historical Society, in Taunton, through Jan. 4, 2013.
 Hundreds of crèche pieces handcrafted by Azorean Artisan António Morais depict both biblical … Read Full Story

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Happy Holidays – Threading a new family tradition

Happy Holidays – Threading a new family tradition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Sisters create oversized nativy scenes with raggedy-style dools

By Lurdes C. da Silva, O Jornal

Suzette Guerreiro and Fernanda Santos can honestly say they have … Read Full Story

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Consul asks Community to save St. John’s Parish

Consul asks Community to save St. John’s Parish

A view of parishioners entering St. John the Baptist Church during the last official Mass in November

NEW BEDFORD — The Consultative Council of the Consulate of Portugal in New Bedford is calling for the community to support the parishioners … Read Full Story

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17 immigrants honored

17 immigrants honored

EAST PROVIDENCE — When Manuela Duarte arrived at age 20 from S. Miguel, Azores, with her parents and siblings in 1968, she brought over the firm belief that to be successful in this country she needed to pursue higher education … Read Full Story

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Work related fatalities remain high for Mass. immigrants

Work related fatalities remain high for Mass. immigrants
Twenty-five percent of workers who died on the job in Massachusetts last year were immigrants. read more