A business like no other

A business like no other

PAWTUCKET — In the United States, there is only one place where you can go if you want to see the curing process for codfish in action.

“We’re the only place in the U.S. that dries codfish,” said Manuel Rodrigues, … Read Full Story

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IN YOUR COMMUNITY

IN YOUR COMMUNITY

Concept of Lusophony to be discussed at UMass Boston

BOSTON — The concept of Lusophony and what it means to the Portuguese-speaking world will be the focus of a conference to take place April 25 at UMass Boston.

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Tenor Fernando Guimarães ready to tackle “Ulysses” demands

Tenor Fernando Guimarães ready to tackle “Ulysses” demands

BOSTON — The Odyssey will be coming to life at the Boston Conservatory next week. The only difference is that in this version Ulysses is Portuguese, not Greek, sort of.

“This is the first time I have received an invitation … Read Full Story

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Romeiros make journey of faith

Romeiros make  journey of faith

NEW BEDFORD — United in the simple purpose of faith, hundreds of Romeiros —wrapped in colorful shawls, while praying and singing hymns in Portuguese — took to the streets of New Bedford, Bristol and Pawtucket last weekend, remembering the rites … Read Full Story

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80 Romeiros take to the streets of Pawtucket

80 Romeiros take to the streets of Pawtucket

PAWTUCKET —Wrapped in colorful shawls, while praying and singing hymns in Portuguese, around than 80 men, women and children took to the streets of Pawtucket last Sunday to keep a centuries-old Azorean faith tradition alive in the New World.

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Six members of the community recognized at MAPS Awards Gala

Six members of the community recognized at MAPS Awards Gala

BOSTON — Last Saturday, the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) invited those who attended their annual gala to be ‘United by Passion.’ Those passions being soccer and helping out their community in this case.

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Romeiros make journey of faith

Romeiros make journey of faith

BRISTOL — Wrapped in colorful shawls, while praying and singing hymns in Portuguese, more than 40 men, women and children took to the streets of Bristol last Sunday to keep a centuries-old Azorean faith tradition alive in the New World.… Read Full Story

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R.I. immigration activists rally for deportation relief

R.I. immigration activists rally for deportation relief

PROVIDENCE — In a small demonstration in the State House rotunda last Friday, around 10 immigration activists rallied to call attention to a high water mark for deportations under the Obama White House.

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Local relationship “strategic” for FLAD

Local relationship “strategic” for FLAD

DARTMOUTH — The new president of the Luso American Foundation, Dr. Vasco Rato, says his institution will not only continue to have an active role in this region under his leadership, but will also seek local input as it moves … Read Full Story

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“You cannot fight for science without being political,” says former Portuguese Science and Technology Minister at Brown

“You cannot fight for science without being political,”  says former Portuguese Science and Technology Minister at Brown

PROVIDENCE — Former Portuguese Minister of Science and Technology and Higher Education, José Mariano Gago, was at Brown Wednesday afternoon to speak to a room of 20 people about the necessity to make science accessible to the greater populace and … Read Full Story

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Feast for the senses

Feast for the senses

Nearly 400 people turned out  for the Gastronomic and Folklore Festival held last Sunday at the Centro Comunitário do Grupo Amigos da Terceira in  Pawtucket. The event for all the senses, featuring numerous Portuguese dishes and performances by several folkloric … Read Full Story

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Diman students’ work to be showcased at Logan airport, in national magazine

Diman students’ work to be showcased  at Logan airport, in national magazine

FALL RIVER — The Scholarship City is about to have its own place on the international scene. At least, in the International Terminal of the General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport in Boston.
Carpentry students at Diman Regional Vocational Technical … Read Full Story

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Magician Jim Rainho retires after 66 years

Magician Jim Rainho retires after 66 years

MEDFORD —After 66 years as a professional magician and performing more than 20,000 shows, Jim Rainho hung up his wand after performing his last show at the Nahant Public Library.

“It was fitting doing my last show at the Nahant … Read Full Story

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New anthology celebrates Portuguese-American poets

New anthology celebrates Portuguese-American poets

PROVIDENCE — For almost 34 years, Gávea-Brown Publications has been capitalizing on the artistic talents of the Portuguese-American communities. In one of their most recent collections, “The Gávea-Brown Book of Portuguese-American Poetry,” editors Alice R. Clemente and George Monteiro sought … Read Full Story

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Prince Henry Society of Mass. honors 4 at annual awards banquet

Prince Henry Society of Mass. honors 4 at annual awards banquet

FALL RIVER — Emotions came out at the State Council of the Prince Henry Society annual awards banquet last Tuesday as some honorees took a trip down memory lane and shared their family memories or personal stories.

“Tonight, the PHS … Read Full Story

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Job creation a top priority, says new U.S. ambassador to Portugal: Rhode islanders rub elbows with Ambassador Robert Sherman at meet and greet event

Job creation a top priority, says new U.S. ambassador to Portugal: Rhode islanders rub elbows with Ambassador Robert Sherman at meet and greet event

EAST PROVIDENCE — Social, political and academic leaders were at the Brightridge Club on Saturday afternoon in order to simultaneously welcome and bid adieu to the newly appointed U.S. Ambassador to Portugal, Robert Sherman, a prominent Obama bundler and Boston … Read Full Story

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Hundreds expected at the Mass. State House for Immigrants Day

Hundreds expected at the Mass. State House for Immigrants Day

BOSTON — The 18th Annual Immigrants Day at the State House will be happening April 8 and there is a full plate of demands that activists will be presenting to legislators during this celebration.

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The late Dr. da Silva to be honored with bust

The late Dr. da Silva to be honored with bust

BRISTOL — Dr. Manuel Luciano da Silva, a well-known physician, historian, author and activist in the Portuguese-American community who passed away in 2012, will become the first person to be memorialized with a bust in the town of Bristol, R.I.… Read Full Story

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