FALL RIVER — Fall River will take another symbolic and meaningful step in cementing its historic, cultural and religious ties, dating back centuries, with the Azores.
The Azorean Jewish Heritage Foundation proudly announced that Temple Beth El of Fall River … Read Full Story
DARTMOUTH — Portuguese actor Pedro Lacerda says one of the main roles of cinema should be to let viewers “see the wind in the trees,” as emphasis should not be put on obvious physical aspects, but rather on the characters’ … Read Full Storyread more
FALL RIVER — The Arte Institute of New York will be returning to the Narrows Center on Oct. 28 with a concert that intersects tradition and modernity and offers a fresh look at Fado through its fusion with Jazz, Bossa … Read Full Storyread more
LISBON, Portugal (AP) – Portugal’s center-left government is rolling back some more austerity measures, even while it pledges to keep cutting its budget deficit as part of an ongoing effort to reduce its huge national debt.
The government said Thursday … Read Full Story
ACUSHNET — When she was diagnosed with breast cancer a second time four years ago, Alda Coelho says it felt like she couldn’t breathe and the sting of death was at her door. But since then, she’s received many blessings, … Read Full Storyread more
NEW BEDFORD — To be an activist takes tenacity and dedication, and Tom Lopes was that and much more. Last Saturday, a sculpture was dedicated in honor of the first Cape Verdean-American elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives at … Read Full Storyread more
NEW BEDFORD — The oldest Portuguese fraternal benefit society in the United States is changing its name and brand look.
The Luso-American Life Insurance Society (LALIS) will now be known as the “Luso-American Financial – a Fraternal Benefit Society.”
According … Read Full Story
HYANNIS, Mass. (AP) — Once called “the saddest elementary school in Barnstable,” Hyannis West Elementary School has demographics that some experts say should doom it to a lower standardized test ranking.
Nearly half the children in the K-3 school are … Read Full Story
Although Election Day is still weeks away, Massachusetts voters will soon begin casting their ballots in person, joining their peers in three-dozen other states.
Following the state’s 2014 adoption of an early voting law, registered voters in Massachusetts will be … Read Full Story
UNITED NATIONS (AP) – Portugal’s former prime minister Antonio Guterres, who is virtually certain to be the next U.N. secretary-general, says he wants to be “an honest broker, a bridge-builder and someone who tries to create conditions for consensus.”
The … Read Full Story
NEW BEDFORD — A New Bedford man is facing charges of human trafficking, larceny, assault, and wage theft in connection with forcing a couple from Brazil to work for his cleaning company, Attorney General Maura Healey said Tuesday.
Donny Sousa, … Read Full Storyread more
NEW BEDFORD — Armand Fernandes, Jr., retired Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Trial Court, Probate and Family Court Department, will be honored as the Prince Henry Society, New Bedford chapter, Person of the Year.
Fernandes will receive the award at … Read Full Story
When Albert De Silva last visited the nation’s capital, World War II was going on, and he was in his 20s. “There were no monuments” except the Washington Monument, which he climbed, and the Lincoln Memorial.
Now he’s 97.
Although … Read Full Story
LISBON, Portugal (AP) – Soon after he was elected leader of Portugal’s center-left Socialist Party in 1992, Antonio Guterres added a red rose motif to the clenched, raised fist which was the party’s traditional symbol.
It was a political re-branding … Read Full Storyread more
NEW BEDFORD — New Bedford Free Public Library System Director Olivia Melo is looking forward to writing a new chapter in Casa da Saudade’s history.
As the city of New Bedford embarks in the development of a new strategic plan … Read Full Story
PROVIDENCE — The Institute for Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies at Rhode Island College will be commemorating its 10th anniversary on Oct. 21.
According to the institute’s director, the event will be as much about celebrating IPLWS’s successes as it … Read Full Story
FALL RIVER — A powerful historical drama that vividly retells the moving story of Aristides de Sousa Mendes, the Portuguese Consul General stationed in Bordeaux, France, during World War II, whose actions helped save thousands of Jews, will be shown … Read Full Storyread more
NEW BEDFORD — East Timor Prime Minister Rui Maria de Araújo and Minister Xanana Gusmão came to new Bedford last Sunday to “say thanks for the support received during their fight for Independence.”
“Thank you for your love, your solidarity, … Read Full Storyread more