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
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 Storyread more
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
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
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 Storyread more
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 Storyread more
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 Storyread more
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 Storyread more
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 Storyread more
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 Storyread more
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 Storyread more
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 Storyread more
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 Storyread more
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 Storyread more
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 Storyread more
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
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
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