FALL RIVER —The highest judicial authority in the Catholic Church has upheld the decision to deconsecrate the Saint John the Baptist Church in New Bedford, announced the Fall River Diocese last week.
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TAUNTON — Two Taunton firefighters are among a group of firefighters from 22 cities and towns in the commonwealth who next Monday will be honored by Gov. Charlie Baker and state Fire Services officials for heroism and professionalism in responding … Read Full Storyread more
Azorean Cultural Society to feed the needy at Thanksgiving
FALL RIVER — The Azorean Cultural Society will once again host its annual Thanksgiving dinner for those people who find themselves in need in these difficult times.
The event will be … Read Full Story
FALL RIVER — When Shannon Raposo was out of work after undergoing a double mastectomy, she had many worries.
Did she choose the right treatment? How could she explain this to her young son? How long would she need to … Read Full Story
CAMBRIDGE — David Simas, a top advisor to President Barack Obama and human rights advocate who previously served under former Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick, heads the list of five individuals to be honored at the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese … Read Full Storyread more
The City of Fall River is participating in a Community Electricity Aggregation Program. The office of Mayor Sam Sutter provided O Jornal with an informational video translated into Portuguese about the program. Click here to see it.
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MALDEN — After test-driving the PARCC exam for two years, Massachusetts will instead opt for a new hybrid exam beginning in 2017.
“This is going to be one of the most important policy decisions I think any group in the … Read Full Storyread more
FALL RIVER — Fall River Municipal Credit Union employees participated in the Junior Achievement Bowl-A-Thon held on Saturday, Nov. 7.
The event was held at the Somerset Lanes in Somerset, Mass.
“We always look forward to the JA Bowl-A-Thon. This … Read Full Storyread more
FRAMINGHAM – The Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers is expanding service at its Framingham office.
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Beginning Nov. 16, the office will offer expanded hours. It will be open on Mondays from 1 to 6 p.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9
PEABODY — For Retired Peabody Fire Chief José “Joe” Mendonça helping people in need has never been just a job, it was a commitment.
Fifteen years after he hung up his fire helmet, his passion to serve the community keeps … Read Full Story
NEW BEDFORD — The Portuguese fishermen who fished for cod on the Grand Banks will be focus of The Dock-U-Mentaries Film Series on Friday, Nov. 20, with the showing of the The Lonely Dorymen, a 1968 National Geographic program.
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NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — Specially trained volunteers, who speak Portuguese among other languages, will help qualified immigrants apply for U.S. citizenship during a free clinic to be held Saturday, Nov. 14 at the Saint Anthony of Padua Church in New … Read Full Storyread more
FALL RIVER — Christian McCloskey learned an important lesson from his friend, Clayton Walker.
Walker bragged that he was the second person through the door when Mesa 21, 21 Lindsey St., opened in 2007.
Second? A guy admitting being second?… Read Full Story
Portuguese Historian to offer new perspective on the role Madeira wine had in U.S. society, present book in New Bedford
NEW BEDFORD — Portuguese Historian Duarte Barcelos Mendonça will offer a new perspective on the world-famous Madeira wine — once widely praised and consumed in the United States —at the Clube Madeirense S.S. Sacramento on Monday, Nov. 23.
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DARTMOUTH — Sérgio Paulo Guimarães de Sousa, professor visitante na Universidade de Massachusetts em Dartmouth, titular da cátedra “Hélio and Amélia Pedroso/Luso-American Endowed Chair in Portuguese Studies,” proferirá uma palestra sobre a obra do escritor brasileiro Raduan Nassar.
Intitulada “O olhar como … Read Full Story
Organizers of New Bedford’s Veterans Day Parade today announced that nearly one dozen veterans’ organizations and seven different bands, including the award-winning New Bedford High School Whaler Marching Band and Dartmouth High School marching bands, as well as the Portuguese-American … Read Full Storyread more
Seventy years after World War II ended, veterans from that generation continue to offer vital lessons to younger Americans.
“I hope and pray the young fellows of today, if they’re called upon like the generation I was involved in, go … Read Full Story
BOSTON — Caitlin Pestana of Bridgewater had a memorable experience while attending her first Celtics’ game at the TD Garden on Oct. 28.
The 13-year-old eighth-grader made an appearance on the parquet floor during the Celtics’ opener against the Philadelphia … Read Full Story