East Cambridge Savings Bank and the Boys & Girls Clubs working together

East Cambridge Savings Bank and the Boys & Girls Clubs working together

CAMBRIDGE — East Cambridge Savings Bank and the Boys & Girls Clubs are working together to raise money for local clubs. When a customer opens a Special Select Banking Package, the Bank makes a $10.00 donation to the Boys & … Read Full Story

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Summer Guide

Summer Guide

MAY

 

Friday, May 20

Santo Cristo Feast – Saint Anthony Church in Cambridge

Through May 22

On Friday, a Mass will be celebrated at 6:30 p.m. It will be followed by food, music and dancing in the parish hall, … Read Full Story

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RIC’s Portuguese Honor Society inducts new members and awards Lima Scholarships

RIC’s Portuguese Honor Society inducts new members and awards Lima Scholarships

PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island College’s Portuguese studies program inducted five students and three honorary members into the RIC Sigma Chapter of Phi Lambda Beta, National Portuguese Honor Society on April 22. The annual honors event also presented two awards funded … Read Full Story

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Portuguese Festival fundraiser in Provincetown captures the art of fishing

Portuguese Festival fundraiser in Provincetown captures the art of fishing

PROVINCETOWN — The Provincetown Portuguese Festival honors the century-long affinity between Provincetown’s fishermen and its artists annually as part of its June celebration.
For the past 15 years David Silva, Philip Mossy and Sean Burke, owners of the Red Inn, … Read Full Story

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Learning Portuguese culture through fun and games

Learning Portuguese culture through fun and games

LOWELL – Celebrating its Fourth Annual Portuguese-American Youth Event, the Boston Portuguese Festival decided this year that it would be a good idea to move its celebration outside the Boston area.

This year’s event took place at the Portuguese-American Youth … Read Full Story

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New interactive center to honor Portuguese legacy and culture

New interactive center to honor Portuguese  legacy and culture

NEW BEDFORD — The newly built space where the former Casa dos Botes once stood on Water Street has been bustling with activity this week as New Bedford Whaling Museum officials, carpenters, painters and other skilled professionals make sure everything … Read Full Story

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Cordeiro sworn in as new police chief

Cordeiro sworn in as new police chief

NEW BEDFORD — Half a century after arriving in the United States from the Azores at age two, Joseph C. Cordeiro has been sworn-in as Chief of Police in the City of New Bedford.
“[It’s] really surreal,” Cordeiro told O … Read Full Story

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New Bedford High School Jazz Band takes first place at Music in the Parks Festival

New Bedford High School Jazz Band takes first place at Music in the Parks Festival

In two separate divisions at last weekend’s Music in the Parks Festival, the New Bedford High School Whaler Jazz Band won first place in their category of the competition on Saturday, May 14, a repeat of their first place victory … Read Full Story

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‘The Codfather’ fishing magnate pleads not guilty to charges

‘The Codfather’ fishing magnate pleads not guilty to charges

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) – A Massachusetts fishing magnate known as “The Codfather” has pleaded not guilty to a variety of federal charges including lying on catch reports and cash smuggling.

Dartmouth resident Carlos Rafael appeared in federal court in Worceste… Read Full Story

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Theresa Agonia heading to Miss USA competition

Theresa Agonia heading  to Miss USA competition

CUMBERLAND — The past few days have been a whirlwind of emotions for 24-year-old first generation Portuguese-American Theresa Agonia as she prepares to compete at the Miss USA pageant in Las Vegas on June 5 representing the state of Rhode … Read Full Story

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99th anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima

99th anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima

Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims celebrated today the 99th anniversary of the appearance of the Virgin Mary to three shepherd children, at the Catholic shrine of Fatima in Portugal.

Among the pilgrims next year could be Pope Francis, who has … Read Full Story

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Tiverton students return from life-changing trip to Portugal

Tiverton students return from life-changing trip to Portugal

TIVERTON — There seems to be a general consensus among the Tiverton High School students who took part in a week-long academic trip to Portugal over spring break: they say the experience was amazing.
“We are very fortunate,” said Marissa … Read Full Story

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Sheriff’s deputy charged with smuggling in fishing scheme

Sheriff’s deputy charged with smuggling in fishing scheme

BOSTON (AP) — A Bristol County sheriff’s deputy has been indicted on charges he helped a New Bedford fishing mogul smuggle profits out of the country.

Antonio Freitas, of Taunton, was arrested Monday for bulk cash smuggling and related crimes.… Read Full Story

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Ana C. Santos, Mortgage Production Manager at Naveo Credit Union, named 2016 Credit Union Rising Star

Ana C. Santos, Mortgage Production Manager at Naveo Credit Union, named 2016 Credit Union Rising Star

CAMBRIDGE — Ana C. Santos, Mortgage Production Manager at Naveo Credit Union, was named a 2016 Credit Union Rising Star and honored at the Rising Star Breakfast during the Great New England Credit Union Show on April 28.

The Credit … Read Full Story

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Viva Portugal! festa livens up downtown New Bedford

Viva Portugal! festa livens up downtown New Bedford

NEW BEDFORD — Live music, folklore performances, cooking demonstrations, Madeiran floats, an Azorean whaleboat, art exhibitions and a comedy show livened up Downtown New Bedford around the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center last Saturday as Portuguese organizations came together for the … Read Full Story

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Hundreds turn out for Portuguese Language Day at BCC

Hundreds turn out for Portuguese Language Day at BCC

FALL RIVER — Hundreds of students from area high schools and middle schools gathered at Bristol Community College on Thursday for its annual celebration of Portuguese Language Day.
“Falar português é fixe, não é? (Speaking Portuguese is cool, is it … Read Full Story

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BCC plans to expand LusoCentro programs

BCC plans to expand LusoCentro programs

FALL RIVER — Bristol Community College is using a Mass Humanities planning grant to expand its LusoCentro programs to students and to the community.
“We have a lot of activities,” said Ana Gaillat, associate vice president of Academic Affairs. “We … Read Full Story

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Fishing Heritage Center wants your fishing photos and stories

Fishing Heritage Center wants your fishing photos and stories

NEW BEDFORD — If you’re part of the local fishing community, the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center wants to make a copy of your photographs, documents or artifacts that reflect your fishing heritage to create a digital record.
As a … Read Full Story

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