Feast’s Crowning Moment

Feast’s Crowning Moment

The Great Feast of the Holy Ghost of New England began Sunday with a Solemn Mass at Saint Mary’s Cathedral, which culminated with a Procession of Coronation from the cathedral to Kennedy Park.

The following are scenes from the Procession:… Read Full Story

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Bodo de Leite: a treat for all the senses

Bodo de Leite: a treat for all the senses

Thousands lined up Columbia and South Main Streets in Fall River on Saturday morning to lay witness to one of the largest showcases of Portuguese culture in North America.

The Bodo de Leite ethnographic parade — a main attraction at … Read Full Story

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Blessing of the bread draws hundreds to Kennedy Park

Blessing of the bread draws hundreds to Kennedy Park

FALL RIVER — Emeritus Bishop of Azores António Sousa Braga oversaw the blessing and distribution of bread and meat at the Great Feast of the Holy Ghost of New England at Kennedy Park on Friday evening.

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The inside scoop on the new Ice Cream Café

The inside scoop on the new Ice Cream Café

SOMERSET — Nelson and Ana Almeida are ready to offer you the inside scoop on different ice cream, coffee and smoothie flavors.
The Somerset residents recently opened the Ice Cream Café in Indian Plaza in the north end of town. … Read Full Story

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In your community

In your community

Immigrants’ Assistance Center to distribute clothes to the needy

NEW BEDFORD — The Immigrants’ Assistance Center, Inc., will be distributing clothes to the needy on Friday, Aug. 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., thanks to the community donations.
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Fall River museum planning exhibit on “The Azores and World War II”

Fall River museum planning exhibit on “The Azores and World War II”

FALL RIVER — Did you know the Azores helped the Allies to win World War II? To celebrate the role the islands played in the victory over Germany, the Marine Museum at Fall River is working to create an exhibit … Read Full Story

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Another successful Sr. da Pedra Feast

Another successful Sr. da Pedra Feast

The Senhor da Pedra Feast, a New Bedford staple for decades, was held last weekend. The feast was transplanted here in 1929 by immigrants originally from Vila Franca do Campo, S. Miguel, Azores.

Browse the gallery to see photos taken … Read Full Story

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A ‘Souper’ Start

A ‘Souper’ Start

The 30th annual Great Feast of the Holy Ghost is being held in Fall River through Aug. 29.

The celebration kicked-off Wednesday evening with praying of the rosary and the distribution of the traditional Holy Ghost Feast soup to about … Read Full Story

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Azorean pride on display

Azorean pride on display

FALL RIVER — Vasco Cordeiro, president of the Azores Regional Government, captured the moment after speaking in Portuguese to hundreds and toasting on a celebratory wine in blue fluted glasses with notable local and Azorean officials.

Nearby, Topo cheese, tuna … Read Full Story

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Onset Cape Verdean Festival lures thousands to Prospect Park

Onset Cape Verdean Festival lures thousands to Prospect Park

ONSET, Mass. — The Onset Cape Verdean Festival brought thousands to that picturesque seaside village’s Prospect Park on Aug. 13.
The smells of pastel, canja, and catchupa enticed the visitors to indulge their palates, while the catchy beat of funaná … Read Full Story

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Fundraiser to support Immigrants’ Assistance Center fills Madeiran Museum

Fundraiser to support Immigrants’ Assistance Center fills Madeiran Museum

NEW BEDFORD — More than 200 people came out to show their support for the Immigrants’ Assistance Center and enjoy an evening of Portuguese food and music held Aug. 11 at the Museum of Madeiran Heritage.
The summer fundraiser attracted … Read Full Story

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New Bedford Portuguese School changes name, location

New Bedford Portuguese School changes name, location

NEW BEDFORD — The Portuguese School in New Bedford is beginning the new school year with new expectations and change.
When classes begin on Sept. 12, students will be welcomed at a school with a new name, a different approach … Read Full Story

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Bodo de Leite: colorful portrayal of Portuguese folk life

Bodo de Leite: colorful portrayal of Portuguese folk life

The Bodo de Leite is one of the most colorful and authentic portrayals of Azorean folk life and culture history in New England and perhaps the entire country.
This ethnographic parade was initiated by Clemente Anastácio in 1989, and he … Read Full Story

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Fernando Benevides named Community Representative at feast

Fernando Benevides named Community Representative at feast

During this year’s celebration of the Great Feast of the Holy Ghost of New England, the local Portuguese community will be represented by one of its successful businessmen.
Fernando Benevides, proprietor of Portugália Imports and Portugália Marketplace, has been invited … Read Full Story

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Great Feast of the Holy Ghost: 30 years of faith, tradition

Great Feast of the Holy Ghost: 30 years of faith, tradition

The biggest Azorean feast in North America is reaching a milestone this year: the Great Feast of the Holy Ghost of New England, which attracts thousands to Kennedy Park in Fall River during the last weekend of August, is celebrating … Read Full Story

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Jeffrey Mello is RIC’s New Dean of the School of Management

Jeffrey Mello is RIC’s New Dean of the School of Management

PROVIDENCE — A first-generation college graduate and a second-generation Portuguese American, Jeffrey Mello is Rhode Island College’s new dean of the School of Management.
Mello said he considers himself “the luckiest man in the world” to be a dean at … Read Full Story

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Another successful feast in the books

Another successful feast in the books

NEW BEDFORD — The 102nd annual Feast of the Blessed Sacrament ended under sunny skies Sunday, with a parade and more of the Portuguese food, wine, and diverse entertainment that attracted an estimated 250,000 people to the Madeira Field … Read Full Story

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Keeping tradition alive at St. Michael’s Feast in Fall River

Keeping tradition alive at St. Michael’s Feast in Fall River

FALL RIVER — St. Michael the Archangel, accompanied by other saints, Jesus Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary, were carried around Fall River’s streets on Aug. 7.

The large plaster saint statutes were serenaded by five Portuguese bands from across … Read Full Story

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