Kennedy Park to be sprayed for mosquitos in preparation for Great Feast

Kennedy Park to be sprayed for mosquitos in preparation for Great Feast

FALL RIVE — Mayor Sam Sutter announced that due to the anticipated influx of thousands of people for the Great Feast of the Holy Ghost of New England, and the fact West Nile virus-carrying mosquitoes have been identified in Fall

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Framingham church launching Spanish, Portuguese radio station

Framingham church launching Spanish, Portuguese radio station

FRAMINGHAM — Father Paco Anzoategui can attest to the power of broadcast media.
Raised in a devout Catholic family, Anzoategui played guitar and sang in the church choir while growing up in the Mexican coastal city of Mazatlán. But even … Read Full Story

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Events in your community

Events in your community

New Bedford Day of Portugal Committee organizing trip to Gardner Museum
NEW BEDFORD — The Day of Portugal Organizing Committee is planning a visit to the Gardner Museum in Boston on Sunday, Sept. 13.
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PALCUS to hold leadership awards gala in Mass.

PALCUS to hold leadership awards gala in Mass.

WASHINGTON — The Portuguese-American Leadership Council of the United States is bringing its Annual Leadership Awards Gala to Massachusetts on Oct. 24, for only the second time in the event’s 19-year history.
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Gov. Baker defers to local leaders in veto threat over immigration bills

Gov. Baker defers to local leaders in veto threat over immigration bills

BOSTON — Ratcheting up opposition to legislation providing legal protection to people in the country illegally, Gov. Charlie Baker said he would veto such a bill should it reach his desk.
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‘Ironing out’ the last details for the Great Feast

‘Ironing out’ the last details for the Great Feast

Azorean govt to unveil Holy Ghost Feast portal during the feast

FALL RIVER — Holy Ghost feasts around the world will soon be a click away thanks to a project from the Azorean government that will be launched in Fall … Read Full Story

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Entrepreneur João Moniz named Community Representative at feast

Entrepreneur João Moniz named Community Representative at feast

The 2015 Great Feast of the Holy Ghost committee selected João Moniz, owner of J. Moniz Company, Inc. of Fall River, as the representative of the Portuguese Community of New England at the feast’s 30th celebration.
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Bishop Francisco Coelho of Braga, Portugal, to preside at Great Feast

Bishop Francisco Coelho of Braga, Portugal, to preside at Great Feast

The Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Braga, Francisco Senra Coelho will preside over the Great Feast of the Holy Ghost of New England.
On Friday, Aug. 28, he will bless the 365 pensions (offerings of bread, meat and other … Read Full Story

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Great Feast of the Holy Ghost Program

Great Feast of the Holy Ghost Program

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José Cesário: Great Feast is ‘undoubtedly a very special moment for our community’

José Cesário: Great Feast is ‘undoubtedly  a very special moment for our community’

The Portuguese Secretary of State for the Communities José Cesário will be this year’s guest of honor at the Great Feast of the Holy Ghost of New England.
“We always try to bring someone from Portugal so that we can … Read Full Story

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Great Feast of the Holy Ghost of N.E. expands to six-day celebration

Great Feast of the Holy Ghost of N.E. expands to six-day celebration

Sopas distributed for the first time

The Great Feast of the Holy Ghost of New England will bring next week visitors to Fall River from as far away as Portugal and Canada for the event, which has been compared to … Read Full Story

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Addict amnesty: Police give heroin addicts support, rehab

Addict amnesty: Police give heroin addicts support, rehab

GLOUCESTER, Mass. (AP) – The young woman nursing a fresh black eye has come to the police station in this old fishing city for help. But she’s not looking to report a crime or seek someone’s arrest. She wants help … Read Full Story

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Events in your community

Events in your community

New Bedford Cultural Council to hold informational session on Grant Guidelines
NEW BEDFORD – The New Bedford Cultural Council (NBCC) will hold an information session on Wednesday, Aug. 19 at 5:30 p.m. in the 3rd floor Meeting Room of the … Read Full Story

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Happy 50th

Happy 50th

In its 50th celebration, the Our Lady of Rosary Parish Feast in Providence drew large crowds last weekend and the milestone was marked with fireworks.

Here are some images taken during last Sunday’s procession.

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Local author hopes to inspire others to find their voice

Local author hopes to inspire others to find their voice

FALL RIVER — Local author Gilda Arruda says her new book “Then Came Heaven” is “a voice for the voiceless” and she hopes it will serve as a source of inspiration and guidance for others to find new perspectives on … Read Full Story

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Immigrants’ Assistance Center fundraiser draws out wave of support

Immigrants’ Assistance Center fundraiser draws out wave of support

NEW BEDFORD — More than 300 people turned out for the Immigrants’ Assistance Center fundraiser held Aug. 6 at the Museum of Madeiran Heritage, helping the agency raise about $15,000 to provide much needed services to local immigrants.
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Do you live in Mass. 5th Congressional District and want to see Pope Francis in person?

Do you live in Mass. 5th Congressional District and want to see Pope Francis in person?

CAMBRIDGE — Cong. Katherine Clark (D-Mass.) is looking for a resident in her district who would like to accompany her to hear Pope Francis’ address to Congress in September.
Pope Francis will deliver the first-ever address by a leader of … Read Full Story

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City Councilor David Alves not seeking reelection

City Councilor David Alves not seeking reelection

NEW BEDFORD — After serving nearly 25 years on the City Council, David Alves announced Wednesday that he will not be seeking reelection this fall.
Alves said it has been an extraordinary experience, but after much thought and consideration he … Read Full Story

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