FLAD promotes dialogue between Portugal and Luso-American legislators

FLAD promotes dialogue between Portugal and Luso-American legislators

FALL RIVER — Massachusetts was heavily represented at the II Luso-American Legislator’s Dialogue event hosted by the Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) in Lisbon to promote private talks between Portuguese political representatives and U.S. policy makers of Portuguese descent.
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Ambassador’s wife hopes her own life challenges inspire others to succeed

Ambassador’s wife hopes her own life challenges inspire others to succeed

PROVIDENCE — It was fitting that Kim S. Sawyer, wife of the U.S. Ambassador to Portugal Robert Sherman, spoke at an event targeted at creating a network to help future Portuguese Studies graduates at Rhode Island College on Friday, April … Read Full Story

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International Charter School students return from trip to Azores

International Charter School students return from trip to Azores

PAWTUCKET — Returning from a 10-day trip to the Azores, 15 students and five teachers from the International Charter School (ICS) in Pawtucket said the experience not only was great to explore the country’s culture but also to put to … Read Full Story

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IPMA 2016: And the Winners are…

IPMA 2016: And the Winners are…

The stars were out in force Saturday night as the fourth International Portuguese Music Awards (IPMA) were held at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center in New Bedford.

Fado Singer Nathalie Pires dominated the event by winning four trophies. The 2016 … Read Full Story

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U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz discusses Iran deal and global security at Brown

U.S. Secretary  of Energy Ernest Moniz discusses Iran deal and global security at Brown

PROVIDENCE — Native son of Fall River and U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz spoke at Brown University on Monday on his role during the Iranian nuclear negotiations last year. But he didn’t talk about that before receiving a good … Read Full Story

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Looking at Portuguese, Brazilian life through the lens of Prof. Dário Borim

Looking at Portuguese, Brazilian life through the lens of Prof. Dário Borim

DARTMOUTH — Dr. Dário Borim is often identified as a professor, but that’s too simplistic to define his many talents.
Along with being a Professor of Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies and Theory at UMass Dartmouth, he is also a blogger, a concert … Read Full Story

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Prince Henry Society honors Portuguese-Americans of the Year

Prince Henry Society honors Portuguese-Americans of the Year

NORWOOD, Mass. — A member of each chapter of the Prince Henry Society — New Bedford, Fall River and Taunton — was recently honored as Portuguese-American of the Year.

The awards aim to recognize the individuals’ commitment to their respective … Read Full Story

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A woman’s search for her Portuguese father

A woman’s search for her Portuguese father

FALL RIVER — With her laptop perpetually open to ancestry.com and her dining room wall covered in index cards that bear the names of close and distant relatives, Laura Flanagan is trying to solve a mystery.

She’s enlisted modern technology, … Read Full Story

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MAPS honors 5

MAPS honors 5

CAMBRIDGE — White House political director David Simas says that every single day he walks through the gates at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to report to work he tells himself the same thing: “Remember who you are and what you represent.”… Read Full Story

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Hundreds gather at the State House

Hundreds gather at the State House

BOSTON — More than 600 immigrants and supports congregated at the Massachusetts State House on Monday to demonstrate a united voice for legislation they say would facilitate economic, social, linguistic and civic integration of immigrants into the fabric of the … Read Full Story

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Fernandes plans to leave House

Fernandes plans to leave House

BOSTON — Milford Democrat Rep. John Fernandes will not seek a sixth term in the House in November, deciding in recent days after taking steps to gear up for re-election that it would be better for himself and his family … Read Full Story

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AMIGOS returns to Roosevelt

AMIGOS returns to Roosevelt

NEW BEDFORD — A program that helps lower the language barrier between school staff and students and their immigrant families is back at Roosevelt Middle School.
Viewed as a success after it was piloted at the school in 2009, the … Read Full Story

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Students and faculty from the University of Azores visit this region

Students and faculty from the University of Azores visit this region

DARTMOUTH — UMass Dartmouth is welcoming eight students and three faculty members from the University of the Azores through the “Bridging the Atlantic” student nursing exchange program.
The group arrived on March 29 and since then has been visiting healthcare … Read Full Story

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Cristina Branco cancels show, replaced by Nathalie Pires and Marco Rodrigues

Cristina Branco cancels show, replaced by Nathalie Pires and Marco Rodrigues

NEW BEDFORD — Cristina Branco has pulled the plug on her May 7 concert in New Bedford, but fado fans will be happy to know that the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center was able to book two new performers — Portugal’s … Read Full Story

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Launch of podcast dedicated to the Portuguese experience

Launch of podcast dedicated to the Portuguese experience

NEW BEDFORD — Cookbook Author Maria Lawton and Entrepreneur Angela Simões live on opposite coasts, but the two were immediately drawn together by their shared passion for Portuguese culture when they met last year while working on a webinar.
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Forum aims to end the stigma of suicide

Forum aims to end the stigma of suicide

FALL RIVER — Tracey Medeiros was first attacked by her molester when she was just 7 or 8 years old.
“I was too scared to tell anybody,” Medeiros admitted to a roomful of about 40 people at a public forum … Read Full Story

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Show exhibit draws attention to Massachusetts´s child abuse woes

Show exhibit draws attention to Massachusetts´s child abuse woes

BOSTON — Kids shoes, 772 of them in all, neatly lined step after step of the Grand Staircase on Thursday as Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito and child protection advocates sought to draw attention to the average of 772 confirmed … Read Full Story

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Immigrant group, DeLeo differ on his influence on bill

Immigrant group, DeLeo differ on his influence on bill

For more than five hours Thursday a small group of immigrant rights activists camped outside Speaker Robert DeLeo’s office, saying they wanted a meeting with the top House Democrat whose influence they believe is blocking a bill they support.

At … Read Full Story

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