Santo Christo Church celebrates parish feast

Santo Christo Church celebrates parish feast

FALL RIVER — Despite the bad weather, hundreds of locals flocked to Columbia Street last weekend for the Santo Christo Parish Feast.

The annual event features Portuguese food, music and family activities.

On Sunday, a solemn procession took to the … Read Full Story

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P Town: P stands for Portuguese during 4-day annual festival

P Town: P stands for Portuguese during 4-day annual festival

PROVINCETOWN — More than 30,000 enjoy the Provincetown Portuguese Festival every year. Commercial Street becomes dressed with Portuguese flags and Barcelos roosters appear everywhere.
This year, dozens of activities —from Portuguese food, music and entertainment to exhibits and a parade … Read Full Story

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7-year-old boy shot in Boston named honorary Junior Boston Police Officer

7-year-old boy shot in Boston named honorary Junior Boston Police Officer

BROCKTON – Wearing his official Boston Police cap and T-shirt, 7-year-old Valdir “Divan” Silva was all smiles Sunday.
Boston Police named the Brockton boy an honorary Junior Boston Police Officer on Sunday, nearly one month after the boy was struck … Read Full Story

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New TAP owners eye expansion in US

New TAP owners eye expansion in US

Boston among proposed destinations

LISBON — TAP Air Portugal’s new owners vowed Wednesday to expand operations to 10 more U.S. destinations, including Boston, Washington and Chicago. They also expressed their intention to add eight more destinations in Brazil.
David Neeleman, … Read Full Story

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St. John Feast at Clube Juventude Lusitana draws large crowd

St. John Feast at Clube Juventude Lusitana draws large crowd

CUMBERLAND — Since the early 50’s the whole Blackstone Valley is aware of a tradition in Cumberland, Rhode Island: The St. John’s feast at the Club Juventude Lusitana [Club]. On the third weekend of June, the tradition takes place and … Read Full Story

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Rain did not stop Day of Portugal Parade in Somerville-Cambridge

Rain did not stop Day of Portugal Parade in Somerville-Cambridge

Cambridge — Day of Portugal Parade crowd and participants weren’t about to let a little rain dampen their spirits.
Hun-dreds of people marched from Somerville to Cambridge on Sunday afternoon adding a vibrant splash of color to the streets under … Read Full Story

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Thousands attend Day of Portugal celebration in Fall River

Thousands attend Day of Portugal celebration in Fall River

FALL RIVER — Thousands took part in the Day of Portugal celebration at the Gates of the City in Fall River from June 19 to 21.

Day of Portugal Committee member Floriano Cabral said the celebrations went on great, attracting … Read Full Story

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Local teams to compete in International Azorean Whaleboat Regatta

Local teams to compete in International Azorean Whaleboat Regatta

NEW BEDFORD — Azorean Maritime Heritage Society President Tony Cruz says his organization’s rowing and sailing teams are looking to get good results at the VIII International Azorean Whaleboat Regatta in the Azores.
“We’re in this race to win,” he … Read Full Story

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Perfection earns Diman Business Tech student a trip to Florida

Perfection earns Diman Business Tech student a trip to Florida

FALL RIVER — Diman freshman Business Technology student Ivan Costa may not be perfect, but he is capable of perfection.
Costa earned a spot in the Microsoft Office Specialist PowerPoint National Competition when he notched a perfect score in the … Read Full Story

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Provincetown Portuguese Festival: ‘Perfect product, for a perfect place’

Provincetown Portuguese Festival: ‘Perfect product, for a perfect place’

PROVINCETOWN — More than 30,000 are expected to experience the sights, sounds and aromas of Portuguese culture next week, when Provincetown’s streets will come alive with a festival that pays homage to the town’s Portuguese roots and its fishing heritage.… Read Full Story

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Portuguese Continental Union to honor Architect Albert Costa, Jr.

Portuguese Continental Union to honor Architect Albert Costa, Jr.

PROVIDENCE — Albert Costa Jr., an architect from Newton, Mass., will be honored with the Portuguese Continental Union “Peter Francisco Award.”
Created in 1957, the award is currently granted every five years to an individual or institution whose acts and … Read Full Story

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Rep. Cabral applauds plan for new courthouse in New Bedford

Rep. Cabral applauds plan for new courthouse in New Bedford

NEW BEDFORD — Representative Antonio F. D. Cabral (D-New Bedford) applauded the draft recommendation from the state’s Trial Court to build a new, large courthouse in New Bedford, as reported this week by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.

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John C. Feitor, wins a “Portugueses de Valor 2015” award from LusoPress

John C. Feitor, wins a “Portugueses de Valor 2015” award from LusoPress

CAMBRIDGE — Naveo Credit Union Board Member, John C. Feitor, won a “Portugueses de Valor 2015” award from LusoPress in the Azores. Out of 100 nominees, Feitor was one of 20 that was selected as a “Portuguese de Valor.”

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People line the streets for St. Anthony’s procession in Cambridge

People line the streets for St. Anthony’s procession in Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE — Saint Anthony Church  held its patron feast last weekend featuring live performances, traditional foods and family activities.

The photo gallery below shows Sunday’s procession through the streets of Cambridge.

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Portuguese culture celebrated in New Bedford

Portuguese culture celebrated in New Bedford

NEW BEDFORD — Thousands took part in the Day of Portugal celebration in New Bedford.

The commemoration kicked off on Thursday, June 11, with a flag raising ceremony in front of City Hall.

On Friday, the festivities shifted to Acushnet … Read Full Story

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Portuguese pride on display in Taunton

Portuguese pride on display in Taunton

TAUNTON — Taunton celebrated the Day of Portugal on June 10 with a flag raising ceremony in front of the old City Hall.

Here are some images taken at the ceremony:

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Owner of Sagres says restaurant is poised to reopen despite setbacks

Owner of Sagres says restaurant is poised to reopen despite setbacks

FALL RIVER — The quickest and hardest way to learn who your friends are is to rebuild a restaurant, Victor DaSilva said.
The friends: The whole city of Fall River as well as Providence, Boston and places between. Everyone who … Read Full Story

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New commission to study impact of Rhode Island school funding on language learners

New commission to study impact of Rhode Island school funding on language learners

PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island is creating a 19-member commission to study the impact of state school funding on language learners.
Sen. Juan M. Pichardo (D-Providence) introduced the resolution to create the Ocean State World Language Learning Commission in February. The … Read Full Story

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