Small steps, big accomplishments

Small steps, big accomplishments

RIC graduate offers shining example for others to follow

PAWTUCKET — Bruno Ramos has spent most of his life climbing the ladder to his dream of becoming a physician.
His journey to America at the age of 16 and then … Read Full Story

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Events in your community

Events in your community

IAC to elect Board of Directors

NEW BEDFORD — The Immigrants’ Assistance Center will hold elections of the Board of Directors on Tuesday, May 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the center located at 58 Crapo St., New … Read Full Story

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First-year teacher asked to address Curry College’s graduating class

First-year teacher asked to address Curry College’s graduating class

Nilza Grassa left a career in finance to become a teacher in the school where she attended kindergarten

BROCKTON – A third-grade English immersion teacher at the Davis K-8 School addressed Curry College’s graduating class on Sunday before receiving her … Read Full Story

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Gold Star Wives applaud Kennedy bill

Gold Star Wives applaud Kennedy bill

Surviving spouses of veterans who paid the ultimate price would see their Veterans Affairs benefits increase under a bill U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III filed Thursday, days before America honors its war dead on Memorial Day.

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Main floor of St. Anne’s Church ordered closed by Fall River building inspector

Main floor of St. Anne’s Church ordered closed by Fall River building inspector

FALL RIVER — The main floor of Saint Anne’s Church on South Main Street is closed until further notice after a piece of plaster fell off a wall during Mass.
Parishioners will be forced to attend services in the downstairs … Read Full Story

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Ribbon cutting held for new Barcelos Bakery lounge

Ribbon cutting held for new Barcelos Bakery lounge

FALL RIVER — Barcelos Bakery unveiled its new lounge area this week.

The new space offers a more intimate space for those customers who prefer to savor their pastry, drinks or classic European sandwiches in a more quiet setting than … Read Full Story

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Nazareth College Bach Children’s Chorus to perform at St. Anthony of Padua Church

Nazareth College Bach Children’s Chorus to perform at St. Anthony of Padua Church

NEW BEDFORD —The Nazareth College Bach Children’s Chorus from Rochester, N.Y., will be leading St. Anthony of Padua Church congregants in song on May 24 during the 10:30 a.m. Mass.

The 30-member choir directed by Karla Krogstad will be in … Read Full Story

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SATA appoints new U.S. general manager

SATA appoints new U.S. general manager

Duarte Nuno Carreiro replaces Nuno Puim at Azores Express

FALL RIVER — After 25 years at the helm of Azores Express, Nuno Puim is no longer the general manager of the tour operator in the United States for the Azores-based … Read Full Story

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Competition for last casino license down to New Bedford and Brockton

Competition for last casino license down to New Bedford and Brockton

BOSTON — The competition for the state’s last remaining casino license is down to proposals from New Bedford and Brockton after Crossroads Massachusetts withdrew its application for a casino in Somerset.

The development comes 10 days after Crossroads requested more … Read Full Story

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Portuguese-American legislator pushes for immigration study

Portuguese-American legislator pushes for immigration study

BOSTON — House Judiciary Chairman John Fernandes has pushed for a study of the impacts of illegal immigration, both positive and negative, at a State House hearing.
In the current legislative session, Fernandes, D-Milford, filed a resolve aimed at commissioning … Read Full Story

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Former Taunton Mayor Joseph Amaral named Portuguese-American of the Year

Former Taunton Mayor Joseph Amaral named Portuguese-American of the Year

TAUNTON — Former Taunton Mayor Joseph L. Amaral said he felt humbled, honored and just a little embarrassed when the Prince Henry Society last month recognized him as its Portuguese-American of the Year.
“I was quite pleased. It’s always nice … Read Full Story

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Events in your community

Events in your community

Bristol County DA to conduct free seminar for area businesses
NEW BEDFORD — Bristol County District Attorney Tom Quinn’s office is partnering with Employers Against Domestic Violence to conduct a free seminar for area employers, business owners, supervisors, and managers.… Read Full Story

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Atlantic Wind Symphony concert to assist scholarship fund

Atlantic Wind Symphony concert to assist scholarship fund

FALL RIVER — The Prince Henry Society Greater Fall River Chapter Spring Concert scholarship fundraiser was music to the ears of its organizers.
The event held last Saturday at the Jackson Arts Auditorium of Bristol Community College raised funds for … Read Full Story

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Events in your community

Events in your community

Belmont World Film 2015 to present “Os Gatos não têm vertigens” May 18

NEWTON — Belmont World Film 2015 will present the North American premiere of “Os Gatos não Têm Vertigens” by Portuguese director António-Pedro Vasconcelos on May 18 at … Read Full Story

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Plenty of fun and learning at BCC´s Portuguese Language Day

Plenty of fun and learning at BCC´s Portuguese Language Day

FALL RIVER — Tuesday was Cinco de Maio and a perfect reason for Bristol Community College to celebrate Portuguese Language Day.

“Established in Cape Verde in June 2009, the date is dedicated to celebrating the common linguistic and cultural ties … Read Full Story

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Museum captures history of once-forgotten Azorean synagogue

Museum captures  history of once-forgotten Azorean synagogue

PONTA DELGADA  – It’s called the memorial wing of the restored, early 19th century Sahar Hassamain Synagogue.
It’s a small museum with documents, photos and religious artifacts and Jewish-Azorean history dating for more than a century, that had been strewn … Read Full Story

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Serving up nutrition, culture

Serving up nutrition, culture

BROCKTON – Angelo School Principal Marcia Andrade Serpa recently earned points when she donned a black chef coat and ladled out 550 servings of homemade soup to students and staff as part of a lesson on nutrition and heritage.

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Rep. Cabral announces funds for New Bedford cultural programs

Rep. Cabral announces funds for New Bedford cultural programs

NEW BEDFORD — Representative António F. D. Cabral (D-New Bedford) announced $389,000 in state Cultural Facilities Fund Grants were distributed by the Massachusetts Cultural Council to four New Bedford cultural institutions.

As Chairman of the Committee on Bonding, which reviews … Read Full Story

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