Local players head to Colorado to defend their national title this weekend

Local players head to Colorado to defend their national title this weekend

Before heading to Aurora, Colo., where they will defend the U.S. Club Soccer National Cup title that they won last year, five local players won the tune up, the GPS Summer College Showcase Tournament, played last weekend in Lancaster, Mass.… Read Full Story

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In your community

IAC to hold Summer Fundraiser

NEW BEDFORD — The Immigrants’ Assistance Center, Inc. will be hosting its Summer Fundraiser on Thursday, Aug. 11.
The event will start at 7 p.m. on the grounds of the Museum of Madeiran Heritage, located … Read Full Story

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253 new US citizens sworn in at Hudson Portuguese Club

253 new US citizens sworn in at Hudson Portuguese Club

HUDSON – Westborough resident Sureyya Iscan was midway through a thought when she was handed her citizenship papers at the Portuguese Club Friday. She lost her train of thought, quickly scanned the document to make sure it was spelled correctly, … Read Full Story

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Meet Monica Sousa, Fall River´s new community outreach coordinator

Meet Monica Sousa, Fall River´s new community outreach coordinator

FALL RIVER — It’s the day after the Fourth of July, and lifetime city resident Monica Sousa was on her first day on the job as the new Community Development Agency’s Community Development Outreach Coordinator, checking out what was also … Read Full Story

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Bill offers new approach to ELL education

Bill offers new approach to ELL education

A pending bill on Beacon Hill could significantly alter the way educators teach children who arrive at school speaking little or no English.
“As a whole, we wanted to have more flexibility,” said state Sen. Sal DiDomenico, D-Everett. “Every kid … Read Full Story

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Holy Trinity students show off Portuguese tile exhibit

Holy Trinity students show off Portuguese tile exhibit

FALL RIVER — In May, Holy Trinity Catholic School sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students got to show off the “Portuguese Tile” exhibit they designed, when Pedro Carneiro, the New Bedford Portuguese consul, visited the school.
The exhibit was inspired by … Read Full Story

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Provincetown puts Portuguese pride on display

Provincetown puts Portuguese pride on display

The Provincetown Portuguese Festival was nothing short of pride and excitement last weekend, as Commercial Street became dressed with Portuguese flags and Barcelos roosters.
Committee member Liliana de Sousa says “the festival is a wonderful way to share Portuguese heritage … Read Full Story

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A Madeiran toast to America

A Madeiran toast to America

As the Founding Fathers did in 1776 after signing the Declaration of Indepen-dence, Portugal’s ambassador to the United States and Portuguese consuls across the region are raising a glass of Madeira wine this week in a “Toast to America.”
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Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley decorated by Portuguese president

Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley decorated  by Portuguese president

LISBON — Boston Archbishop Sean Patrick O’Malley was decorated by the Portuguese President in Lisbon on Tuesday.
President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, who awarded O’Malley the Great Cross of the Order of Prince Henry, praised the cardinal for “mentoring and … Read Full Story

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Immigration rhetoric motivating more to become U.S. citizens

Immigration rhetoric motivating more to become U.S. citizens

In the first quarter of the year, citizenship application rates in Massachusetts and around the country have skyrocketed. Local experts have tied the rise, in part, to the presidential campaign and the divisive immigration rhetoric of Donald Trump.
From January … Read Full Story

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PHS awards $14,000 in scholarships

PHS awards $14,000 in scholarships

SWANSEA — The Prince Henry Society of Fall River [PHS] has given over $400,000 in scholarships to area students since its inception in 1980. Last Saturday, 14 more students were recognized for their academic achievement at the organization’s annual Scholarship … Read Full Story

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Dollars for Scholars of Fall River accepting scholarship applications
FALL RIVER — The Scholarship America, Fall River “Dollars for Scholars” program is accepting applications for three scholarships — the Superintendent of Schools John R. Correiro Scholarship, the John and Pauline … Read Full Story

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UNIDOS Portuguese immersion program launched in Brockton

UNIDOS Portuguese immersion program launched in Brockton

BROCKTON — Excitement was in the air as parents, teachers, students and even representatives from foreign governments came together June 16 for the official launching of Brockton Public Schools’ Unidos Portuguese Immersion Program at the Oscar F. Raymond School.
“Children … Read Full Story

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Organ from former Saint John the Baptist Church ‘resurrected’

Organ from former Saint John the Baptist Church ‘resurrected’

DARTMOUTH — The organ of the former St. John the Baptist Church in New Bedford, rooted in the Portuguese community’s history, has found a new home.
The instrument fell into great disrepair after the Fall River Diocese decided to close … Read Full Story

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Somerville and Cambridge splashed with Portuguese colors

Hundreds came together to celebrate Portuguese culture and to march in the Day of Portugal Parade that took place Sunday in Somerville and Cambridge.

The parade kicked off around 2 p.m. at Portuguese Square on Concord Avenue in Somerville. From … Read Full Story

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Thousands attend Day of Portugal festivities in Fall River

FALL RIVER — Thousands of people descended upon the Gates of the City plaza last weekend to take part in the Day of Portugal festival, which featured local and international musical acts, traditional foods, some soccer and activities for the … Read Full Story

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Memories of loss will fill Provincetown’s Portuguese Square this year

Memories of loss will fill Provincetown’s Portuguese Square this year

PROVINCETOWN — The loss of the fishing vessel Patricia Marie off Nauset Beach in October 1976 left an indelible mark on this town, and remains a symbol of the hazards of the fishing life. In the decade afterward, there were … Read Full Story

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Journey through alcohol abuse

Journey through alcohol abuse

FALL RIVER – Alberta Sequeira, an author and speaker of the affects of alcoholism on families, said that her pain has also been rewarding in a way.
“It’s funny how we don’t really sit back and look at ourselves,” said … Read Full Story

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