NEW BEDFORD – The Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish held its annual feast last weekend. Despite the inclement weather,a large crowd lined the procession route on Sunday afternoon. Here are some images from the celebration. Please click twice on … Read Full Storyread more
100th Feast of the Blessed Sacrament to be held July 31 to Aug. 3
Madeira Field becomes a pilgrimage site where Portuguese families celebrate their heritage and culture every August.
The Feast of the Blessed Sacrament was established at the … Read Full Storyread more
NEW BEDFORD — The Schooner Ernestina, official ship of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that is currently docked in New Bedford harbor, is getting an upgrade thanks to $2 million in state capital funds.
“We’ve been working hard for the last … Read Full Storyread more
DARTMOUTH — For 10 years, Belchertown resident Joyce Harper has been meaning to get involved in UMass Dartmouth’s summer program in Portuguese language and culture.
Finally, at 71, and now retired, she has enough free time to do so.
“I … Read Full Story
NEW BEDFORD — Although the Apostolic Signatura — the Vatican’s highest court — did reject an appeal by the Friends of St. John the Baptist to have the suppression of their parish repealed, the group says they’re not done yet.… Read Full Storyread more
Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson is one of six sheriffs from across the country who are visiting the Rio Grande Valley this week to discuss border security with federal and state law enforcement authorities.
For the next three days, Hodgson … Read Full Story
When the new minimum wage increase goes into effect, areas of the state, including Taunton, may experience bigger economic impacts than others.
When the new minimum wage increase goes into effect, areas of the state including Taunton may experience bigger … Read Full Storyread more
Author pens books about Cape Verde, uses proceeds to purchase clothing, food, books for children there.
CENTRAL FALLS — Ever since she was 21, Candida Lomba has lived in Puerto Rico. Yet she never forgot her roots on the Cape … Read Full Storyread more
Fado expresses the soul of Portugal
DARTMOUTH — Rodrigo Costa Felix has been involved with fado ever since he was a young boy.
“My interest started very early on,” said the 42-year-old fadista. “My father had a Fado House.”
Felix, … Read Full Storyread more
TAUNTON — The Holy Ghost Festa in East Taunton is celebrating its 80th anniversary this weekend, July 11 to 13.
This three-day celebration of faith is held on the second week in July each year and is organized by the … Read Full Storyread more
NEW BEDFORD — Last Saturday, July 5, was the 39th anniversary of Cape Verde’s independence from Portugal. Yet it was the 42nd anniversary of the Cape Verdean Recognition Parade, bringing thousands out into the streets to enjoy the festivities. The … Read Full Storyread more
NEW BEDFORD — The Catholic Church’s highest judicial body has rejected the final appeal of the parishioners to keep St. John the Baptist Church open.
The Apostolic Signatura’s secretary, Archbishop Frans Daneels, wrote to Bishop George Coleman in April to … Read Full Storyread more
Edgar Moreira da Cunha named to throne
FALL RIVER — The Diocese of Fall River is up for new leadership in September as Bishop George Coleman steps down and Bishop Edgar Moreira Da Cunha takes his place.
“I express my … Read Full Storyread more
For most local fans, the enjoyment of watching their favorite team in the World Cup is now over. Portugal, considered an outside favorite before the tournament started, although most critics warned that the team was very dependent on mega star … Read Full Storyread more
SAN JOSÉ, Calif. — A couple years ago, Kate Morejohn had an idea for a children’s book featuring a Portuguese-speaking family living in California, and she ran with it.
“I usually go running in an area that looks a lot … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON — A number of individuals who lost relatives to deportation were joined last Saturday in Boston by dozens of activists from various immigrant rights organizations and faith-based organizations for a march demanding an end to deportations and family separation.… Read Full Storyread more
UMD’s Portuguese American Archives receive microfilms of Azorean vital records
DARTMOUTH — Thanks to the donation of a collection of microfilmed reproductions of thousands of original birth, death and marriage records from Azores, the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese American Archives is taking … Read Full Storyread more