Tenor Fernando Guimarães ready to tackle “Ulysses” demands

Tenor Fernando Guimarães ready to tackle “Ulysses” demands

BOSTON — The Odyssey will be coming to life at the Boston Conservatory next week. The only difference is that in this version Ulysses is Portuguese, not Greek, sort of.

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Bill to keep Lajes Air Field operational introduced in the House

Bill to keep Lajes Air Field operational introduced in the House

WASHINGTON — Cong. Devin Nunes (R-CA) has introduced a bill in the House of Representatives proposing to relocate AFRICOM’s headquarters from Germany to the United States and designate Lajes Air Field as AFRICOM’s forward operating base.

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Romeiros make journey of faith

Romeiros make  journey of faith

NEW BEDFORD — United in the simple purpose of faith, hundreds of Romeiros —wrapped in colorful shawls, while praying and singing hymns in Portuguese — took to the streets of New Bedford, Bristol and Pawtucket last weekend, remembering the rites … Read Full Story

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Six members of the community recognized at MAPS Awards Gala

Six members of the community recognized at MAPS Awards Gala

BOSTON — Last Saturday, the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) invited those who attended their annual gala to be ‘United by Passion.’ Those passions being soccer and helping out their community in this case.

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Romeiros make journey of faith

Romeiros make journey of faith

BRISTOL — Wrapped in colorful shawls, while praying and singing hymns in Portuguese, more than 40 men, women and children took to the streets of Bristol last Sunday to keep a centuries-old Azorean faith tradition alive in the New World.… Read Full Story

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Local relationship “strategic” for FLAD

Local relationship “strategic” for FLAD

DARTMOUTH — The new president of the Luso American Foundation, Dr. Vasco Rato, says his institution will not only continue to have an active role in this region under his leadership, but will also seek local input as it moves … Read Full Story

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“You cannot fight for science without being political,” says former Portuguese Science and Technology Minister at Brown

“You cannot fight for science without being political,”  says former Portuguese Science and Technology Minister at Brown

PROVIDENCE — Former Portuguese Minister of Science and Technology and Higher Education, José Mariano Gago, was at Brown Wednesday afternoon to speak to a room of 20 people about the necessity to make science accessible to the greater populace and … Read Full Story

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Feast for the senses

Feast for the senses

Nearly 400 people turned out  for the Gastronomic and Folklore Festival held last Sunday at the Centro Comunitário do Grupo Amigos da Terceira in  Pawtucket. The event for all the senses, featuring numerous Portuguese dishes and performances by several folkloric … Read Full Story

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Diman students’ work to be showcased at Logan airport, in national magazine

Diman students’ work to be showcased  at Logan airport, in national magazine

FALL RIVER — The Scholarship City is about to have its own place on the international scene. At least, in the International Terminal of the General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport in Boston.
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Former Guinea-Bissau president Kumba Yala dies

Former Guinea-Bissau president Kumba Yala dies

BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau (AP) — State media in the tiny West African nation of Guinea-Bissau has announced that former President Kumba Yala has died.

Yala, who was elected in 2000 and later ousted in a military coup three years later, died

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Prince Henry Society of Mass. honors 4 at annual awards banquet

Prince Henry Society of Mass. honors 4 at annual awards banquet

FALL RIVER — Emotions came out at the State Council of the Prince Henry Society annual awards banquet last Tuesday as some honorees took a trip down memory lane and shared their family memories or personal stories.

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Hundreds expected at the Mass. State House for Immigrants Day

Hundreds expected at the Mass. State House for Immigrants Day

BOSTON — The 18th Annual Immigrants Day at the State House will be happening April 8 and there is a full plate of demands that activists will be presenting to legislators during this celebration.

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The late Dr. da Silva to be honored with bust

The late Dr. da Silva to be honored with bust

BRISTOL — Dr. Manuel Luciano da Silva, a well-known physician, historian, author and activist in the Portuguese-American community who passed away in 2012, will become the first person to be memorialized with a bust in the town of Bristol, R.I.… Read Full Story

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Bishops seek immigration reform during border trip

Bishops seek immigration reform during border trip

PHOENIX (AP) — Less than a week after President Barack Obama discussed immigration reform in a meeting with Pope Francis, a delegation of Roman Catholic leaders is visiting the U.S.-Mexico border Tuesday to raise awareness about the plight of immigrants … Read Full Story

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Brazil police push into Rio de Janeiro slums

Brazil police push into Rio de Janeiro slums

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — More than 1,400 police officers and Brazilian Marines rolled into a massive complex of slums near Rio de Janeiro’s international airport before dawn Sunday in the latest security push ahead of this year’s World Cup.… Read Full Story

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Bridgewater State partners with university in Brazil to offer unique opportunities

Bridgewater State partners with university in Brazil to offer unique opportunities

BRIDGEWATER – Students at Bridgewater State University are taking advantage of a unique partnership with a university in Brazil.

That partnership was recently signed between Bridgewater State and the Federal University of Santa Catarina.

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‘US-EU trade treaty a great opportunity for the Azores’

‘US-EU trade treaty a great opportunity for the Azores’

DARTMOUTH — The European Union-U.S. free trade deal currently in the works would be “an important development opportunity for the Azores,” according to Duarte Freitas, member of the Regional parliament of the Azores and chairman of the Social Democratic Party … Read Full Story

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The 2014 IPMA winners are…

The 2014 IPMA winners are…

NEW BEDFORD — It was a near sellout crowd at the Zeiterion Theatre last Saturday as some of the biggest musical acts from worldwide lusophone diasporas were performed and honored during the 2nd Annual International Portuguese Music Awards (IPMA).

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