Registration deadline nears for Massachusetts primary

Registration deadline nears for Massachusetts primary

BOSTON (AP) – Election officials in Massachusetts are reminding residents of an upcoming voter registration deadline.

Wednesday is the final day to register for the March 1 presidential primary in the Bay State.

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Former Santander Totta and Banif customers can transfer funds through Santander Bank

Former Santander Totta and Banif customers can transfer funds through Santander Bank

LISBON — Clients of the former U.S. branches of Portugal’s Santander Totta and Banif banks will be able to transfer money to Portugal at local Santander Bank branches, announced Santander Totta on Wednesday.
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Portuguese actress Kika Magalhães lands big break in the US

Portuguese actress Kika Magalhães lands big break in the US

NEW YORK — Portuguese actress Kika Magalhães is receiving high critical acclaim for her starring role in the thriller “The Eyes of My Mother” and being called a breakout star of this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
“It’s Kika Magalhães who … Read Full Story

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Quintal takes the helm at Azorean Maritime Heritage Association

Quintal takes the helm at Azorean Maritime Heritage Association

NEW BEDFORD — Sara da Silva Quintal is the new president of the Azorean Maritime Heritage Society and the second female to hold that position in the organization’s history.
“I am honored… But [Founding President] Mary Vermette’s shoes are very … Read Full Story

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New program helps Portuguese-speaking immigrants advance their careers

New program helps Portuguese-speaking immigrants advance their careers

CAMBRIDGE — The Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) has launched a new program to help Portuguese-speaking immigrants better position themselves in a competitive job market and build a path for career advancement.
“We hope that by breaking down linguistic … Read Full Story

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Azorean Government boosts BCC library with book donation

Azorean Government boosts BCC library with book donation

FALL RIVER — More than 200 books and dozens of CDs and DVDs on Azorean history, culture and literature being donated by the Regional Government of Azores to the Bristol Community College will greatly boost the Lusophone library at the … Read Full Story

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Hudson students return from life-changing Portugal trip

Hudson students return from life-changing Portugal trip

HUDSON – Returning from a week-long academic trip to Portugal, five Hudson High School students seemed to have just one word for their experience — “Amazing.”

Seniors Hannah Fuller, Olivia Banks and Jennifer Kallin and juniors Arianna Sequenzia and Olivia … Read Full Story

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Trip will mark the anniversary of Azores synagogue’s rebirth

Trip will mark the anniversary of Azores synagogue’s rebirth

FALL RIVER — The year after a large, prestigious delegation from Massachusetts crossed the Atlantic Ocean to São Miguel for an historic cultural dedication, the Azorean-Jewish Heritage Foundation recently announced an invitation for a one-week return voyage.

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Local Domestic Violence Service Providers Reach Out to Community in Peabody as They Mourn the Death of Elisete Benevides

Local Domestic Violence Service Providers Reach Out to Community in Peabody as They Mourn the Death of Elisete Benevides
Area organizations that provide advocacy and services addressing domestic violence expressed great sadness this week following the violent death of Elisete Benevides, a 51-year-old Brazilian woman who lived in Peabody. Elisete, or Liza as she was known, was allegedly stabbed
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Viva Portugal! coming to New Bedford

Viva Portugal! coming to New Bedford

NEW BEDFORD — A new celebration called Viva Portugal! is expected to transform a section of Downtown New Bedford into a big festa on May 7, announced Zeiterion Performing Arts Center officials and several Portuguese community leaders on Tuesday.

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Events in your community

Events in your community

IAC to host poetry book signing at Casa da Saudade
NEW BEDFORD — The Immigrants’ Assistance Center (IAC), in collaboration with Casa da Saudade Library, will be hosting a Portuguese book signing event on Thursday, Feb. 4, from 5 to … Read Full Story

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Cape Verdean author wants to inspire others to live their dreams

Cape Verdean author wants to inspire others to live their dreams

NEW BEDFORD — Massachusetts native and retired federal State Department employee Eleanor Lopes Akahloun hopes her story will inspire others to chase their dreams and be resilient in making them come true.
In her memoir “The Magic of Dreams: An … Read Full Story

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Sen. Pacheco named Legislator of the Year

Sen. Pacheco named Legislator of the Year

BOSTON — Senate President Pro Tempore Marc R. Pacheco, D-Taunton, has been awarded the Massachusetts Association of Nurse Anesthetists’ 2016 Legislator of the Year award for his dedication to patient safety and leadership on health care issues.
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Fire officials determine cause of carbon monoxide leak at Holy Ghost Beneficial Brotherhood Hall

Fire officials determine cause of carbon monoxide leak at Holy Ghost Beneficial Brotherhood Hall

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Fire investigators in East Providence say an improperly ventilated furnace and boiler caused a carbon monoxide leak that sickened 50 people at a banquet hall this past weekend.

Fire Capt. Kenneth Botelho says the ventilation … Read Full Story

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Schools in Fall River Diocese to celebrate Catholic Schools Week Jan. 31 to Feb. 6

Schools in Fall River Diocese to celebrate Catholic Schools Week Jan. 31 to Feb. 6

FALL RIVER —Catholic schools in the Fall River Diocese will observe Catholic Schools Week from Jan. 31 through Feb. 6 with Masses, open houses and a variety of special programs and activities.

Observed annually across the country, the week is … Read Full Story

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Dozens exposed to carbon monoxide at social hall

Dozens exposed to carbon monoxide at social hall

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Dozens of people are recovering after they were exposed to carbon monoxide at an East Providence social hall.

Fire officials say they responded Saturday evening to the Holy Ghost Beneficial Brotherhood hall after … Read Full Story

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Portugal’s new president demands financial discipline

Portugal’s new president demands financial discipline

LISBON, Portugal (AP) – A center-right candidate scored a resounding victory in Portugal’s presidential election Sunday, warning he would use the largely ceremonial post to prevent the center-left anti-austerity government from worsening the debt-heavy country’s financial health.

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Small plane from New Bedford lands safely in N.Y. backyard after engine ices up

Small plane from New Bedford lands safely in N.Y. backyard after engine ices up

MACEDON, N.Y. (AP) – The pilot of a single-engine plane safely landed in a field behind a western New York home after the engine iced-up.

Jeremiah Coholan and his passenger, Richard Medeiros, took off from New Bedford, Massachusetts, on Read Full Story

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