NEW BEDFORD — The Portuguese School in New Bedford is beginning the new school year with new expectations and change.
When classes begin on Sept. 12, students will be welcomed at a school with a new name, a different approach … Read Full Story
During this year’s celebration of the Great Feast of the Holy Ghost of New England, the local Portuguese community will be represented by one of its successful businessmen.
Fernando Benevides, proprietor of Portugália Imports and Portugália Marketplace, has been invited … Read Full Story
The biggest Azorean feast in North America is reaching a milestone this year: the Great Feast of the Holy Ghost of New England, which attracts thousands to Kennedy Park in Fall River during the last weekend of August, is celebrating … Read Full Storyread more
PROVIDENCE — A first-generation college graduate and a second-generation Portuguese American, Jeffrey Mello is Rhode Island College’s new dean of the School of Management.
Mello said he considers himself “the luckiest man in the world” to be a dean at … Read Full Story
NEW BEDFORD — The 102nd annual Feast of the Blessed Sacrament ended under sunny skies Sunday
FALL RIVER — St. Michael the Archangel, accompanied by other saints, Jesus Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary, were carried around Fall River’s streets on Aug. 7.
The large plaster saint statutes were serenaded by five Portuguese bands from across … Read Full Storyread more
CRANSTON — Preferring to shy away from the limelight, Cranston Police Officer Brenton Medeiros will humbly tell you that he is no hero and just did what he was supposed to do.
But his police chief and a national law … Read Full Story
FALL RIVER — It has been 38 years since Felix Estrela left the Azores for America. His journey even occurred during the Northeast’s infamous Blizzard of 1978, the very same storm that covered his sister’s car with five feet of … Read Full Storyread more
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Forget the snarling traffic and unexpected rainstorms. Foreign spectators and athletes at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro have something else to get used to: The boisterous booing and sometimes thunderous taunts of Brazilian fans … Read Full Storyread more
Three people were killed on Tuesday in Funchal in the fires that broke out on Monday, the regional government said on Wednesday.
The fire broke out on Monday afternoon and so far it has also caused two serious injuries, displaced … Read Full Storyread more
PROVIDENCE — It may not be the only beautiful wine-growing region in the world, but Portugal’s Douro surely stands out for its unique history and distinct manner of embracing time, say the creators of the documentary “A Year in Port,” … Read Full Storyread more
While Portuguese soldiers were fighting in the former Portuguese colonies, technicians from the University of Porto, funded by the United States, were gathering daily information on nuclear tests conducted in several countries to help support U.S. weapon negotiations during the … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON (AP) – A digital list of the tens of thousands of men who embarked on whaling voyages out of New Bedford, from 10-year-old boys to a 70-year-old sailor who drank himself to death in South Africa, is a valuable … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON – This fall, Massachusetts voters will be able to head to a polling station and cast a ballot in person up to 10 days before Election Day.
As the Nov. 8 presidential election approaches, city and town clerks are … Read Full Story
The Feast of the Blessed Sacrament is a ritual performance which depends on the fulfillment of social and religious obligations. This year’s Feast President Paul Leconte, and his Vice-President Jim Gouveia, Treasurer Paul Sousa, Recording Secretary Paul K. Leconte and … Read Full Storyread more
NEW BEDFORD —Cristiana de Sousa, a gifted daughter of Madeira, has chosen New Bedford as the first port of call in her global artistic voyage.
Her gift is a fervent passion for music, art and Madeiran culture. Cristiana’s grandfather and … Read Full Story
Before heading to Aurora, Colo., where they will defend the U.S. Club Soccer National Cup title that they won last year, five local players won the tune up, the GPS Summer College Showcase Tournament, played last weekend in Lancaster, Mass.… Read Full Storyread more
FALL RIVER — It’s the day after the Fourth of July, and lifetime city resident Monica Sousa was on her first day on the job as the new Community Development Agency’s Community Development Outreach Coordinator, checking out what was also … Read Full Storyread more