AUA Award show strikes high note

AUA Award show strikes high note

FALL RIVER — The auditorium at B.M.C. Durfee High School was jam-packed for the 8th Annual Artistas Unidos da América (AUA) Awards Show last Saturday night.
The event aims to recognize the best songs/albums released by Portuguese-American artists during the … Read Full Story

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Mass. legislators ask Obama to find better alternative for Lajes

Mass. legislators ask Obama to find better alternative for Lajes

BOSTON — The Massachusetts State Legislature’s Portuguese American Legislative Caucus wrote a letter to President Barack Obama to express concern and call for action to find an alternative to the reduction of U.S military presence at Lajes Air Force Base … Read Full Story

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Fall River group helping to feed the hungry in the Azores

Fall River group helping to feed the hungry in the Azores

FALL RIVER — For Alda Moniz, the Azores are never far away.
She came to Fall River from São Miguel when she was 14. She returns to the Azores three or four times a year.
And she helps the less … Read Full Story

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U.S. ambassador to Portugal to make local stops next week

U.S. ambassador to Portugal to make local stops next week

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — U.S. Ambassador to Portugal Robert Sherman will visit Rhode Island and Massachusetts next week as part of a New England tour to mark the first anniversary of his ambassadorship.
Sherman will appear at a town-hall style meeting … Read Full Story

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Financial firm ordered to pay Massachusetts $1.9 million

Financial firm ordered to pay Massachusetts $1.9 million

BOSTON (AP) – A Lawrence financial and legal services firm and its owner accused of preying on vulnerable customers during the foreclosure crisis have been ordered by a judge to pay Massachusetts more than $1.9 million.

Attorney General Maura Healey … Read Full Story

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Holy Week Mass schedule at the Cathedral Church of St. Mary of the Assumption in Fall River

Holy Week Mass schedule at the Cathedral Church of St. Mary of the Assumption in Fall River

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

The Cathedral Church of St. Mary of the Assumption

327 Second Street (at the corner of Spring Street), Fall River, Mass.

 

PALM SUNDAY:  March 28-29

 

Regular weekend Mass schedule in effect:  Saturday Vigil at … Read Full Story

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Baker-Polito Administration welcomes Amazon expansion in Fall River and Freetown

Baker-Polito Administration welcomes Amazon expansion in Fall River and Freetown

FALL RIVER – Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito announced today that the state’s Economic Assistance Coordinating Council (EACC) has approved an incentive package for Amazon’s proposed expansion in Fall River and Freetown.

The incentives, awarded through the Commonwealth’s … Read Full Story

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Climate change resiliency forum highlights threats, adaptation management plan legislation

Climate change resiliency forum highlights threats, adaptation management plan legislation

BOSTON—On March 25, State Senator Marc R. Pacheco (D-Taunton), President Pro Tempore and Senate Chair of the Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change, in conjunction with Senate President Stanley C. Rosenberg (D-Amherst) and the House Committee on … Read Full Story

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Cabral advances state funds for New Bedford road repairs

Cabral advances state funds for New Bedford road repairs

NEW BEDFORD — Representative Antonio F.D. Cabral (D – New Bedford) advanced a bill Tuesday providing state dollars to help cities and towns, like New Bedford, repair roads after a difficult winter.

The bill authorizes up to $200 million for … Read Full Story

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Romeiros march in Taunton

Romeiros march in Taunton

The Romeiros took their spiritual walk to Taunton on March 21 as men and women of all ages continued the centuries-old Azorean tradition. Dozens marched from church to church all day praying for peace and a number of other offerings.… Read Full Story

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Miami schools chief, Portuguese immigrant, speaks at UMass about ed reform

Miami schools chief, Portuguese immigrant, speaks at UMass about ed reform

DARTMOUTH — In a nearly hourlong talk delivered to a packed room of area educators, elected officials and business leaders gathered in the Grand Reading Room of the Claire T. Carney Library at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Alberto Carvalho, … Read Full Story

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Bald eagles on rise as sightings in Massachusetts increase

Bald eagles on rise as sightings in Massachusetts increase

MILTON, Mass. (AP) – Thirty years ago, local residents only saw bald eagles on the covers of wildlife magazines. Now, if they’re lucky, all they have to do is look up.

Bald eagle sightings in Massachusetts have increased drastically in … Read Full Story

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In Fall River, a movement to get church bells ringing

In Fall River, a movement to get church bells ringing

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) – The notion of a church bell is the notion of a community needing to know.

So, church bells rang the time, rang when it was almost time for services, rang for the dead and the … Read Full Story

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Memorial for nightclub fire that killed 100 may open in 2016

Memorial for nightclub fire that killed 100 may open in 2016

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) – The group planning a memorial to 100 people killed in a 2003 nightclub fire has raised one-fourth of the money needed to build and maintain the project, and its leader said Sunday she expects it to … Read Full Story

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Romeiros make their journey of faith

Romeiros make their journey of faith

Singing hymns in Portuguese and wrapped in colorful shawls, 24 men are keeping a centuries-old Azorean faith tradition, embarking on an eight-day Lenten trek throughout southeastern Massachusetts. They walk 12 hours a day and visit dozens of churches along the … Read Full Story

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Cambridge-Somerville Portuguese School turns 30

Cambridge-Somerville Portuguese School turns 30

CAMBRIDGE — The Cambridge Somerville Portuguese School has worked hard for the last 30 years to teach the Portuguese language and culture to area youngsters — a battle that at times has been fought with much sacrifice and tenacity.
To … Read Full Story

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Portuguese Consul Pedro Carneiro visits Dartmouth Middle School as part of National Foreign Language Week

Portuguese Consul Pedro Carneiro visits Dartmouth Middle School as part of National Foreign Language Week

DARTMOUTH — The Portuguese Consul in New Bedford was at Dartmouth Middle School on March 11, talking to students as part of National Foreign Language Week.
Pedro Carneiro addressed about 400 7th and 8th graders about Portugal and the relevance … Read Full Story

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Remembering World War II veteran John J. Costa Sr.

Remembering World War II veteran John J. Costa Sr.

AVON – In 1943, John Costa had a front seat to the bombing raids in Italy when he joined Allied Forces in the invasion of Sicily during World War II.
The 29-year-old Army soldier wrote often to his wife about … Read Full Story

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