Irmandade da Caridade esteve em festa em Fall River

Irmandade da Caridade esteve em festa em Fall River

FALL RIVER — As Festas da Irmandade da Caridade realizaram no passado do-mingo o seu cortejo da coroação, depois de no sábado ter havido a bênção e a distribuição de mais de 70 pensões, na Sociedade Cultural Açoriana, de Fall … Read Full Story

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FLAD promotes dialogue between Portugal and Luso-American legislators

FLAD promotes dialogue between Portugal and Luso-American legislators

FALL RIVER — Massachusetts was heavily represented at the II Luso-American Legislator’s Dialogue event hosted by the Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) in Lisbon to promote private talks between Portuguese political representatives and U.S. policy makers of Portuguese descent.
“International collaboration … Read Full Story

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Ambassador’s wife hopes her own life challenges inspire others to succeed

Ambassador’s wife hopes her own life challenges inspire others to succeed

PROVIDENCE — It was fitting that Kim S. Sawyer, wife of the U.S. Ambassador to Portugal Robert Sherman, spoke at an event targeted at creating a network to help future Portuguese Studies graduates at Rhode Island College on Friday, April … Read Full Story

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In your community

In your community

Cape Verdean-American author Jarita Davis to hold book reading at UMass Dartmouth
DARTMOUTH — The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth along with Tagus Press will host Tuesday, May 3 a reading and book … Read Full Story

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International Charter School students return from trip to Azores

International Charter School students return from trip to Azores

PAWTUCKET — Returning from a 10-day trip to the Azores, 15 students and five teachers from the International Charter School (ICS) in Pawtucket said the experience not only was great to explore the country’s culture but also to put to … Read Full Story

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Chief Justice Phillip Rapoza to be recognized

Chief Justice Phillip Rapoza to be recognized

BOSTON — The Massachusetts Bar Association will be honoring Retired Massachusetts Appeals Court Chief Justice Phillip Rapoza with the Daniel F. Toomey Excellence in the Judiciary Award for his commitment to advance the role of the judiciary, both in Massachusetts … Read Full Story

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IPMA 2016: And the Winners are…

IPMA 2016: And the Winners are…

The stars were out in force Saturday night as the fourth International Portuguese Music Awards (IPMA) were held at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center in New Bedford.

Fado Singer Nathalie Pires dominated the event by winning four trophies. The 2016 … Read Full Story

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U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz discusses Iran deal and global security at Brown

U.S. Secretary  of Energy Ernest Moniz discusses Iran deal and global security at Brown

PROVIDENCE — Native son of Fall River and U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz spoke at Brown University on Monday on his role during the Iranian nuclear negotiations last year. But he didn’t talk about that before receiving a good … Read Full Story

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Hudson Portuguese school turns 35

Hudson Portuguese school turns 35

HUDSON — Consul General of Portugal José Velez Caroço joined a crowd of several hundred people celebrating the 35th anniversary of Escola Portuguesa de Hudson (Portuguese school) on April 1 at the Hudson Portuguese Club.

The Consul General praised the … Read Full Story

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Looking at Portuguese, Brazilian life through the lens of Prof. Dário Borim

Looking at Portuguese, Brazilian life through the lens of Prof. Dário Borim

DARTMOUTH — Dr. Dário Borim is often identified as a professor, but that’s too simplistic to define his many talents.
Along with being a Professor of Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies and Theory at UMass Dartmouth, he is also a blogger, a concert … Read Full Story

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Sen. Pacheco receives Austrian decoration for collaborative work

Sen. Pacheco receives Austrian decoration for collaborative work

BOSTON— Senate President Pro Tempore Marc R. Pacheco (D-Taunton) was recently conferred the Grand Decoration of Honor in Gold with Star for bilateral relations and services to the Republic of Austria from the Federal President of the Republic of Austria, … Read Full Story

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In your community

Portuguese American Youth Event May 14

LOWELL —Young leaders of the Portuguese-Ame-rican community will come together May 14 to share their vision for the future of Portuguese culture and its dissemination.
The “Portuguese-Ameri-can Youth Event” is being organized by the … Read Full Story

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Prince Henry Society honors Portuguese-Americans of the Year

Prince Henry Society honors Portuguese-Americans of the Year

NORWOOD, Mass. — A member of each chapter of the Prince Henry Society — New Bedford, Fall River and Taunton — was recently honored as Portuguese-American of the Year.

The awards aim to recognize the individuals’ commitment to their respective … Read Full Story

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A woman’s search for her Portuguese father

A woman’s search for her Portuguese father

FALL RIVER — With her laptop perpetually open to ancestry.com and her dining room wall covered in index cards that bear the names of close and distant relatives, Laura Flanagan is trying to solve a mystery.

She’s enlisted modern technology, … Read Full Story

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Portuguese and Brazilian movies at Belmont World Film

Portuguese and Brazilian movies at Belmont World Film

BELMONT, Mass. — The Belmont World Film series will celebrate 15 years with 10 movies from international film festivals, including one from Portugal and two from Brazil.
This year’s series “To Have and Have Not” aims at shedding light on … Read Full Story

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Focus on Brazil and Portugal at New Bedford photo exhibition
DARTMOUTH — The photography of Brazil-native, Dartmouth-resident and Professor of Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies and Theory at UMass Dart-mouth Dário Borim, Jr. will be on display at the New Bedford Whaling Museum … Read Full Story

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Passport to culture: Taunton High School holds Foreign Language Week

Passport to culture: Taunton High School holds Foreign Language Week

TAUNTON — Taunton High School recently held its 26th annual Foreign Language Week celebration.
This nationally renowned commemoration is designed to encourage the study of foreign languages, promote cultural awareness and celebrate students’ rich linguistic and cultural diversity. The events … Read Full Story

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MAPS honors 5

MAPS honors 5

CAMBRIDGE — White House political director David Simas says that every single day he walks through the gates at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to report to work he tells himself the same thing: “Remember who you are and what you represent.”… Read Full Story

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