Summit Grove Holy Ghost Feast benefits area children

Summit Grove Holy Ghost Feast benefits area children

DARTMOUTH — Just off Route 6 in Dartmouth, nearly hidden from view in a wooded area, the Summit Grove Holy Ghost Children’s Club dedicates its fundraising and charity work to children and their families.
Last weekend, the organization held its … Read Full Story

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New Bedford group abandons casino project

New Bedford group abandons casino project

NEW BEDFORD — Brockton on Wednesday suddenly became the sole applicant in play for the southeastern Massachusetts commercial resort casino license after a rival bidder dropped its plans for a waterfront casino in New Bedford, citing difficulties assembling financing.
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CDC awards $3.5 million to MAPS

CDC awards $3.5 million to MAPS

Grant to be used in HIV/STI prevention and screenings

CAMBRIDGE — The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded $3.5 million to the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) for a project designed to promote HIV/STI prevention … Read Full Story

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Saraiva Enterprises responsible for getting the Madeiran wine to the feast

Saraiva Enterprises responsible for getting the Madeiran wine to the feast

As the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament rolls around, so do the casks of Madeiran wine.
A feast favorite, this is not like any other type of wine. Its unique making and cooking process is what makes it so powerful … Read Full Story

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Madeira Feast: Program book dedicated to the late Joseph Sousa

Madeira Feast: Program book dedicated to the late Joseph Sousa

If you are a Madeiran feast history buff, keep the peek for the free ad book circulating about the grounds. They are frequently stacked in small piles on the barraca window shelves. This year’s edition features a colorful mosaic of … Read Full Story

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RTP Madeira to tape Atlântida show at Madeira Feast

RTP Madeira to tape Atlântida show at Madeira Feast

Some corporations have their spies, and the CIA still has its spooks. The Clube Madeirense S.S. Sacramento, Inc., however, has a renegade festa reconnaissance squad of its own. John Abreu and Manny Roderigues are a Madeiran Mission Impossible team that … Read Full Story

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101st Feast: this year’s committee seeds a second century

101st Feast: this year’s committee seeds a second century

Seventy-five festeiros will march proudly from Brooklawn Park to Madeira Field in New Bedford’s grandest parade on Sunday, Aug. 2. The feast officers leading the march include: President, Nelson De Gouveia; Vice-President, Donald Neves; Treasurer, Adriano Almeida Jr.; Recording Secretary, … Read Full Story

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Flagpoles and bayberry arches light the way to Madeira Field

Flagpoles and bayberry arches light the way to Madeira Field

Look closely at the ephemeral, Madeiran folk art tradition that emerges from nowhere just before the feast and quickly disappears shortly thereafter. You can study the details in the church decorations, the flagpoles and the bayberry arches that light the … Read Full Story

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Tradition and transformation for the next century

Tradition and transformation for the next century

Madeira Field becomes a pilgrimage site where Portuguese families celebrate their language, heritage and culture every August. The Feast of the Blessed Sacra-ment was established at the Church of the Immaculate Conception during the first weekend of August in 1915. … Read Full Story

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‘Madeira feast’: Family, neighborhood & community

‘Madeira feast’: Family,  neighborhood & community

Madeira Field hums like a beehive every hot and steamy summer during the middle of July.
You can hear the echo of the buzz saws bouncing off the pavilion roof. That’s just Joe Aguiar and his boys crafting the latest … Read Full Story

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Late Cape Verdean community leader Thomas D. Lopes honored with portrait unveiling at the library

Late Cape Verdean community leader Thomas D. Lopes honored with portrait unveiling at the library

NEW BEDFORD — The spacious third floor meeting room of the New Bedford Public Library was standing-room only last Saturday for the portrait unveiling ceremony of former Massachusetts State Representative and Publisher of Cape Verdean News Thomas D. Lopes, known … Read Full Story

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Decades-old Holy Ghost tradition marches on in Taunton

Decades-old Holy Ghost tradition marches on in Taunton

TAUNTON — Regalia, religion and soup marked the final day of the Holy Ghost Feast in Taunton, capping off a tradition that has been observed for more than 80 years by the city’s Portuguese community.
Diverging from the more carnival-like … Read Full Story

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Massachusetts again debates tuition costs for immigrants

Massachusetts again debates tuition costs for immigrants

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts lawmakers are reviving a debate about whether immigrants in the country illegally should be eligible for in-state college tuition rates, and backers of both sides gathered at the Statehouse on Wednesday to testify at a public … Read Full Story

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Taunton family rallies behind 6-year-old with spinal muscular atrophy

Taunton family rallies behind 6-year-old with spinal muscular atrophy

TAUNTON — A mom with Taunton roots is fighting to give her 6-year-old daughter the best quality of life possible, despite a severe, progressive disease that prevents the little girl from eating, breathing, talking or walking on her own.
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Ernest Moniz decorated at the Belém presidential palace

Ernest Moniz decorated at the Belém presidential palace

LISBON — The United States Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, a native of Fall River and grandchild of Azorean immigrants, was decorated at the Belém presidential palace in Lisbon on Friday, July 10.
President Aníbal Cavaco Silva, who awarded Moniz … Read Full Story

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Taunton Eagles beats Sagres crewmembers 6-3 in friendly soccer match

Taunton Eagles beats  Sagres crewmembers 6-3  in friendly soccer match

TAUNTON — A handful of the Sagres naval cadets traded in their sea legs for 90 minutes to face off in a friendly soccer match against the Taunton Eagles Soccer club, at Shores Street Soccer Fields on Wednesday night.
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PALCUS to award four scholarships

PALCUS to award four scholarships

WASHINGTON — The Portuguese-American Leadership Council of the United States (PALCUS) is accepting applications for the four merit-based scholarships of $1,000 each the organization will be awarding in 2015.
Applicants must demonstrate outstanding achievement in their academic careers, commitment to … Read Full Story

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Prince Henry Society awards 15 scholarships

Prince Henry Society awards 15 scholarships

FALL RIVER — The Fall River Chapter of the Prince Henry Society awarded scholarships to 15 area students June 10 at the Cultural Center.
Each student was given $1,000 to continue their education past high school.
The winners were: Caitlyn … Read Full Story

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