Somerset parades St. John of God

Somerset parades St. John of God

SOMERSET — There was plenty of food, music, games and a procession at the St. John of God Feast, this past weekend. Here are some images of the feast at the Portuguese parish.… Read Full Story

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Holy Ghost Brotherhood of Charity celebrates Holy Ghost

Holy Ghost Brotherhood of Charity celebrates Holy Ghost

EAST PROVIDENCE – The Holy Ghost Brotherhood of Charity held its annual feast last weekend. This year’s mordoma was its former president Lydia Alves. Here are some images from the celebration.… Read Full Story

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Our Lady of Light of Fall River celebrates Holy Ghost

Our Lady of Light of Fall River celebrates Holy Ghost

FALL RIVER — The Our Lady of Light of Fall River held its traditional Feast of the Holy Spirit Empire Saint Peter last weekend. This year’s mordomos were Maria and José Toledo. Here are some images from the feast procession.… Read Full Story

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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.
For the next three days, Hodgson … Read Full Story

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Minimum wage increase will affect cities like Taunton more than others

Minimum wage increase will affect cities like Taunton more than others

When the new minimum wage increase goes into effect, areas of the state, including Taunton, may experience bigger economic impacts than others.

When the new minimum wage increase goes into effect, areas of the state including Taunton may experience bigger … Read Full Story

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Going back to her roots

Going back to her roots

Author pens books about Cape Verde, uses proceeds to purchase clothing, food, books for children there.

CENTRAL FALLS — Ever since she was 21, Candida Lomba has lived in Puerto Rico. Yet she never forgot her roots on the Cape … Read Full Story

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Cliches are sometimes true

Cliches are sometimes true

Fado expresses the soul of Portugal

DARTMOUTH — Rodrigo Costa Felix has been involved with fado ever since he was a young boy.

“My interest started very early on,” said the 42-year-old fadista. “My father had a Fado House.”

Felix, … Read Full Story

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Spirited celebration planned for the 80th Feast of the Holy Ghost in Taunton

Spirited celebration planned for the 80th Feast of the Holy Ghost in Taunton

TAUNTON — The Holy Ghost Festa in East Taunton is celebrating its 80th anniversary this weekend, July 11 to 13.

This three-day celebration of faith is held on the second week in July each year and is organized by the … Read Full Story

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Representative Cabral honors 2014 New Bedford Idol winner at the State House

Representative Cabral honors 2014 New Bedford Idol winner at the State House

BOSTON — The Massachusetts House of Representatives honored New Bedford Idol winner Seth Sweeney and runner up Micheyla Hardy recently at the State House. Seth and Micheyla were selected over 29 other talented contestants vying for this year’s title.

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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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Catholic court upholds decision to close New Bedford’s St. John the Baptist

Catholic court upholds decision to close New Bedford’s St. John the Baptist

NEW BEDFORD — The Catholic Church’s highest judicial body has rejected the final appeal of the parishioners to keep St. John the Baptist Church open.

The Apostolic Signatura’s secretary, Archbishop Frans Daneels, wrote to Bishop George Coleman in April to … 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.

“I express my … Read Full Story

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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 Bedford native ‘seeing the world’ from USS George Washington

New Bedford native ‘seeing the world’ from USS George Washington

PACIFIC OCEAN — Cape Verdeans were certainly in the United States when George Washington led the Continental Army and was the nations’ commander-in-chief. Now, the islands have some representation on the ship named after the man.

“I jumped into the … Read Full Story

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Effort aims to make Fall River streets more walkable for seniors

Effort aims to make Fall River streets more walkable for seniors

FALL RIVER — Mass in Motion is looking out for new volunteers in its’ Walkable Fall River project.

“We’re trying to engage Fall River seniors and older adults to help make Fall River a more walkable city,” said Eric Andrade, … Read Full Story

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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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Portugal takes over Provincetown

Portugal takes over Provincetown

Over the weekend, Provincetown hosted the annual Provincetown Portuguese Festival. With the smell of bifanas in the air and the folkloric dances parading down the street, a great time was had by all.

The following are photos from the event:… Read Full Story

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Cape Verdean parade expected to draw thousands to Downtown New Bedford

Cape Verdean parade expected to draw thousands to Downtown New Bedford

NEW BEDFORD — July Fourth is not the big holiday in the Whaling City next week, at least according to Mary Ann Rogers, the President of the 42nd Cape Verdean Recognition Committee in that city.
“It’s considered the 4th of … Read Full Story

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