More than 500 attend Great Feast closing banquet

More than 500 attend Great Feast closing banquet

SWANSEA — More than 500 people associated with local Brotherhoods, organizations and music bands gathered at the Venus de Milo in Swansea last Monday night for the Closing Banquet of the Great Feast of the Holy Ghost of New England.… Read Full Story

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UMD and UA launch new exchange program

UMD and UA launch new exchange program

DARTMOUTH — As the world has become a “global village,” UMass Dartmouth’s College of Nursing Assistant Professor Maryellen Brisbois maintains that it is more important than ever that nurses are culturally competent to care for all types of patients.
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Holy Ghost parade a feast for the eyes

Holy Ghost parade a feast for the eyes

FALL RIVER — Thousands of people lined the route of the ethnographic parade from Ponta Delgada Boulevard to the grounds of Kennedy Park on the third day of the 28th annual Great Feast of the Holy Ghost on Saturday morning.… Read Full Story

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Holy Ghost crowning procession draws large crowd

Holy Ghost crowning procession draws large crowd

FALL RIVER — Thousands of people lined the route of the Crowning Procession of the annual Great Feast of the Holy Ghost of New England on Sunday afternoon.

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Catholic Memorial Home holds Holy Ghost celebration

Catholic Memorial Home holds Holy Ghost celebration

FALL RIVER — In keeping with the tradition of many Portuguese-speaking residents, the Catholic Memorial Home hosted their 4th Annual Holy Ghost celebration last week.
The celebration is a collaborative effort involving Espírito Santo Church parishioners, community members, and the … Read Full Story

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Portuguese Discovery Monument glows again amid restoration

Portuguese Discovery Monument glows again amid restoration

NEWPORT — After falling into major disrepair for about a decade, the Portuguese Discovery Monument at Brenton Point has been replaced with an expanded and refined version of the original 1988 structure, which will be dedicated on Sept. 12.
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Keeping Vila da Franca do Campo tradition alive in New Bedford

Keeping Vila da Franca do Campo tradition alive in New Bedford

NEW BEDFORD — Portuguese immigrants almost never forget their roots, and most carry on homeland traditions of long ago, including many Catholic rituals.
Maria da Conceição Barbosa, who lived on Eugenia Street, shared her wish to see her sons take … Read Full Story

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Program – Great Feast of the Holy Ghost of New England

Program – Great Feast of the Holy Ghost of New England

AUG. 21 (Thursday)

7:00 PM  — Opening of the festivities at Kennedy Park.
7:15 PM — Entertainment by local community entertainers:
7:30 PM — 2FK
7:30 – 8 PM — Geana Soares
8 – 8:30 PM — Catia Ferreira
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‘I hope everyone comes out to support the Great Feast,’ says feast president

‘I hope everyone comes out to support the Great Feast,’ says feast president

José Silva says the Holy Ghost has touched his life in many ways.
“It’s always been in my heart, and it has always been an integral part of my life,” said Silva, who is at the helm of this year’s … Read Full Story

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Newly naturalized citizens celebrate America

Newly naturalized citizens celebrate America

By  Michael Gagne
GateHouse Media Massachusetts

FALL RIVER — New Bedford resident Josseline Moreira did not hold back her joy. She was all smiles.
Two years ago, she became a U.S. citizen. On Friday morning, she got to watch as … Read Full Story

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Mass. Trial Court opens Court Service Centers, offers Small Claims videos online in eight languages

Mass. Trial Court opens Court Service Centers, offers Small Claims videos online in eight languages

BOSTON —  The Trial Court continues to expand the services it offers to people with and without legal representation by opening the state’s first Court Service Centers at the Edward W. Brooke Courthouse in Boston and the Franklin County Courthouse in Greenfield. Both centers … Read Full Story

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Holy Ghost Museum ‘not a dead issue’

Holy Ghost Museum ‘not a dead issue’

FALL RIVER — For years, the Grandes Festas have wanted to build a museum at the former site of the St. Louis Church, 440 Bradford Ave., Fall River. The project has been plagued by a series of false starts and … Read Full Story

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Ricardo Farias named Community Representative

Ricardo Farias named Community Representative

During this year’s celebration of the Great Feast of the Holy Ghost of New England, the local Portuguese community will be represented by one of its most visible younger faces.
Ricardo Farias, anchor of Telejornal on Channel 20 and radio … Read Full Story

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Great Feast of the Holy Ghost of New England starts Aug. 21

Great Feast of the Holy Ghost of New England starts Aug. 21

FALL RIVER — The Holy Ghost feast is regarded as the one element that truly binds all Azoreans together culturally.
Founded in 1986, the Great Feast of the Holy Ghost of New England attracts thousands to Kennedy Park in Fall … Read Full Story

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Portugalia earns preservation award

Portugalia earns preservation award

FALL RIVER — Even before the Benevides family bought the old Norbert Manufacturing building on Bedford Street to convert it into the European-style Portugalia Marketplace, Michael Benevides envisioned using the space in a way that would preserve all of its … Read Full Story

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Case Junior High Principal wins state honor

Case Junior High Principal wins state honor

Association awards Silveira as middle school leader of year

SWANSEA — Joseph Case Junior High School Principal Robert Silveira has been named the 2015 Edmund K. Fanning Middle School Principal of the Year by the Massachusetts Secondary School Administrators Association.… Read Full Story

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Baking up success

Baking up success

Fall River native shines in Chicago

CHICAGO — Christopher Teixeira still has fond memories of playing with dough and flour at age 4 or 5, while his mother worked at George’s Lebanese Bakery in Fall River. Little did he know … Read Full Story

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Carnation Revolution´s strategist to visit region

Carnation Revolution´s strategist to visit region

DARTMOUTH — The man considered to be the chief strategist of the Carnation Revolution in Portugal in 1974 — which led to the establishment of democracy after 40 years of authoritarian rule — will be visiting Massachusetts in September.
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