AUA Award show strikes high note

AUA Award show strikes high note

FALL RIVER — The auditorium at B.M.C. Durfee High School was jam-packed for the 8th Annual Artistas Unidos da América (AUA) Awards Show last Saturday night.
The event aims to recognize the best songs/albums released by Portuguese-American artists during the … Read Full Story

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Mass. legislators ask Obama to find better alternative for Lajes

Mass. legislators ask Obama to find better alternative for Lajes

BOSTON — The Massachusetts State Legislature’s Portuguese American Legislative Caucus wrote a letter to President Barack Obama to express concern and call for action to find an alternative to the reduction of U.S military presence at Lajes Air Force Base … Read Full Story

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U.S. ambassador to Portugal to make local stops next week

U.S. ambassador to Portugal to make local stops next week

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — U.S. Ambassador to Portugal Robert Sherman will visit Rhode Island and Massachusetts next week as part of a New England tour to mark the first anniversary of his ambassadorship.
Sherman will appear at a town-hall style meeting … Read Full Story

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Miami schools chief, Portuguese immigrant, speaks at UMass about ed reform

Miami schools chief, Portuguese immigrant, speaks at UMass about ed reform

DARTMOUTH — In a nearly hourlong talk delivered to a packed room of area educators, elected officials and business leaders gathered in the Grand Reading Room of the Claire T. Carney Library at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Alberto Carvalho, … Read Full Story

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Romeiros make their journey of faith

Romeiros make their journey of faith

Singing hymns in Portuguese and wrapped in colorful shawls, 24 men are keeping a centuries-old Azorean faith tradition, embarking on an eight-day Lenten trek throughout southeastern Massachusetts. They walk 12 hours a day and visit dozens of churches along the … Read Full Story

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Cambridge-Somerville Portuguese School turns 30

Cambridge-Somerville Portuguese School turns 30

CAMBRIDGE — The Cambridge Somerville Portuguese School has worked hard for the last 30 years to teach the Portuguese language and culture to area youngsters — a battle that at times has been fought with much sacrifice and tenacity.
To … Read Full Story

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Reports suggest Cristiano Ronaldo plans to play in MLS in 3 years

Reports suggest Cristiano Ronaldo plans to play in MLS in 3 years

In an article published Tuesday on SI.com, Grant Wahl wrote that Portuguese mega soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo “would likely arrive (in MLS) on a free transfer in 2018 once his current contract ends.”
Later that day, during his appearance and … Read Full Story

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Remembering World War II veteran John J. Costa Sr.

Remembering World War II veteran John J. Costa Sr.

AVON – In 1943, John Costa had a front seat to the bombing raids in Italy when he joined Allied Forces in the invasion of Sicily during World War II.
The 29-year-old Army soldier wrote often to his wife about … Read Full Story

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3rd graders document their cultural communities, display their work

3rd graders document their cultural communities, display their work

PAWTUCKET — When International Charter School recently challenged third graders enrolled in the Portuguese-English strand to document their cultural communities, many chose to photograph or write about their loved ones.
Their cultural perspectives were on public display last Monday night … Read Full Story

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In Portuguese factory, echoes of Europe’s fight for jobs

In Portuguese factory, echoes of Europe’s fight for jobs

VILA NOVA DE GAIA, Portugal (AP) – A rusting yellow production line dangles from the ceiling of the cavernous Valadares factory, the long racks of ceramic sinks and toilets whose manufacture once provided jobs for 1,500 people gathering dust in … Read Full Story

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Gov. Raimondo unveils $8.63 billion state budget plan

Gov. Raimondo unveils $8.63 billion state budget plan

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Gov. Gina Raimondo called for greater spending on education, business tax credits and other job-creating initiatives in her first budget address to lawmakers Thursday.

The Democratic governor unveiled an $8.63 billion budget that seeks … Read Full Story

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U.S. Ambassador to Portugal to deliver talk at UMD

U.S. Ambassador to Portugal to deliver talk at UMD

DARTMOUTH — The United States ambassador to Portugal will visit UMass Dartmouth on March 31 at the invitation of the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture.
According to the Center, Ambassador Robert A. Sherman is expected to “engage in a … Read Full Story

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Taunton educators considering adding foreign language to middle, elementary school curriculums

Taunton educators considering  adding foreign language to middle,  elementary school curriculums

Taunton educators are considering expanding the foreign language curriculum to the city’s middle and elementary schools.
The Taunton School Committee heard from Lisa Machnik, curriculum supervisor for the foreign language department, and assistant headmaster Elizabeth Rodrigues, who are co-facilitators for … Read Full Story

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WWII veteran receives belated Bronze, Purple Heart

WWII veteran receives belated Bronze, Purple Heart

JOHNSTON, R.I. (AP) — Alfred Bettencourt was an 18-year-old private first class in the U.S. Army when he was wounded in combat in France during World War II. His military records were destroyed in a 1973 fire, according to officials, … Read Full Story

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US beats France 2-0 for 10th Algarve Cup title

US beats France 2-0 for 10th Algarve Cup title

Hope Solo stopped a late penalty kick to preserve her 81st international shutout and lead the United States over France 2-0 Wednesday night at Faro, Portugal, for its 10th Algarve Cup title

Julie Johnston and Christen Press scored for the … Read Full Story

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The euro’s tumbling — here’s why

The euro’s tumbling — here’s why

LONDON (AP) – The euro is notching one milestone after another as it drops against major currencies. On Wednesday, it hit a 12-year low against the dollar and many think its descent has further to go.

The fall … Read Full Story

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Tri-County Symphonic Band to present all-Portuguese concert

Tri-County Symphonic Band to present all-Portuguese concert

MARION, Mass. — The Tri-County Symphonic Band will take concertgoers on a musical journey through Portugal on March 15, visiting many regions and musical landscapes.
Philip E. Sanborn, music director for the 54-member band, said the “Viva Portugal!” concert will … Read Full Story

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Olivia Melo to lead New Bedford libraries

Olivia Melo to lead New Bedford libraries

NEW BEDFORD — Olivia Melo says she wants others to discover the same kind of magic she has found in a library since she arrived here from the Azores at age 9.
“I would go to Casa da Saudade [branch]… … Read Full Story

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