Carriages that carried kings get 21st-century home in Lisbon

Carriages that carried kings get 21st-century home in Lisbon

LISBON, Portugal (AP) – One of Lisbon’s most popular tourist attractions has a new home for its 110th birthday. But what’s on display inside has been turning heads for centuries.

The National Coach Museum, which offers a glimpse of the … Read Full Story

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Small steps, big accomplishments

Small steps, big accomplishments

RIC graduate offers shining example for others to follow

PAWTUCKET — Bruno Ramos has spent most of his life climbing the ladder to his dream of becoming a physician.
His journey to America at the age of 16 and then … Read Full Story

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First-year teacher asked to address Curry College’s graduating class

First-year teacher asked to address Curry College’s graduating class

Nilza Grassa left a career in finance to become a teacher in the school where she attended kindergarten

BROCKTON – A third-grade English immersion teacher at the Davis K-8 School addressed Curry College’s graduating class on Sunday before receiving her … Read Full Story

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Main floor of St. Anne’s Church ordered closed by Fall River building inspector

Main floor of St. Anne’s Church ordered closed by Fall River building inspector

FALL RIVER — The main floor of Saint Anne’s Church on South Main Street is closed until further notice after a piece of plaster fell off a wall during Mass.
Parishioners will be forced to attend services in the downstairs … Read Full Story

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SATA appoints new U.S. general manager

SATA appoints new U.S. general manager

Duarte Nuno Carreiro replaces Nuno Puim at Azores Express

FALL RIVER — After 25 years at the helm of Azores Express, Nuno Puim is no longer the general manager of the tour operator in the United States for the Azores-based … Read Full Story

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Portuguese-American legislator pushes for immigration study

Portuguese-American legislator pushes for immigration study

BOSTON — House Judiciary Chairman John Fernandes has pushed for a study of the impacts of illegal immigration, both positive and negative, at a State House hearing.
In the current legislative session, Fernandes, D-Milford, filed a resolve aimed at commissioning … Read Full Story

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Atlantic Wind Symphony concert to assist scholarship fund

Atlantic Wind Symphony concert to assist scholarship fund

FALL RIVER — The Prince Henry Society Greater Fall River Chapter Spring Concert scholarship fundraiser was music to the ears of its organizers.
The event held last Saturday at the Jackson Arts Auditorium of Bristol Community College raised funds for … Read Full Story

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Diogo Morgado now plays the devil

Diogo Morgado now plays the devil

NEW YORK (AP) — Diogo Morgado, who played Jesus in the History channel’s 2013 miniseries “The Bible,” has a new TV series. This time he plays a version of the devil known as The Man.

On The CW’s “The Messengers” … Read Full Story

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Fátima, a journey to the altar of the world

Fátima, a journey to the altar of the world
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Plenty of fun and learning at BCC´s Portuguese Language Day

Plenty of fun and learning at BCC´s Portuguese Language Day

FALL RIVER — Tuesday was Cinco de Maio and a perfect reason for Bristol Community College to celebrate Portuguese Language Day.

“Established in Cape Verde in June 2009, the date is dedicated to celebrating the common linguistic and cultural ties … Read Full Story

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Museum captures history of once-forgotten Azorean synagogue

Museum captures  history of once-forgotten Azorean synagogue

PONTA DELGADA  – It’s called the memorial wing of the restored, early 19th century Sahar Hassamain Synagogue.
It’s a small museum with documents, photos and religious artifacts and Jewish-Azorean history dating for more than a century, that had been strewn … Read Full Story

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Serving up nutrition, culture

Serving up nutrition, culture

BROCKTON – Angelo School Principal Marcia Andrade Serpa recently earned points when she donned a black chef coat and ladled out 550 servings of homemade soup to students and staff as part of a lesson on nutrition and heritage.

The … Read Full Story

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Portuguese travelers turn into aid agency after Nepal quake

Portuguese travelers turn into aid agency after Nepal quake

ICHANGU NARAYAN, Nepal (AP) – They arrived in Nepal as backpackers a day before a deadly earthquake that flattened large swaths of this impoverished Himalayan nation. In the days since the disaster, they’ve transformed themselves into a two-man amateur aid … Read Full Story

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Spoof of Nuno Bettencourt’s ‘More than Words’ on ‘The Tonight Show’

Spoof of Nuno Bettencourt’s ‘More than Words’ on ‘The Tonight Show’

If imitation is the highest form of flattery, a spoof by Jimmy Fallon and Jack Black is a flattery gold medal.
On Monday night, a Hudson native turned rock star got the gold.
On Monday, “The Tonight Show” featured a … Read Full Story

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Multi-lingual police connect with immigrant community

Multi-lingual police connect with  immigrant community

MILFORD — In 2000, Rafael Faria had no intention of becoming a police officer. The 16-year-old had just arrived in the U.S., where he eventually became a restaurant manager until his Bridge Program, designed to improve relationships between the Marlborough … Read Full Story

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Workplace deaths mourned in Boston, several Portuguese among victims

Workplace deaths mourned in Boston, several Portuguese among victims

BOSTON — Cries of “Si, se puede” rang out from the Statehouse steps Tuesday afternoon as more than 100 people gathered to mourn those who lost their lives at work last year.
The slogan, Spanish for “Yes, we can,” was … Read Full Story

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FC Porto will play in Conn. and N.J. in July

FC Porto will play in Conn. and N.J. in July

Portuguese power FC Porto, currently in second place in the Portuguese League, will be participating in the 2015 International Champions Cup North America.
Each team will play four matches and the club with the most points at the end of … Read Full Story

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Soccer legends from Portugal and Greece to battle it out in Mass.

Soccer legends from Portugal and Greece to battle it out in Mass.

Lawrence — The Legends Cup match-up between Portugal and Greece will be coming to Lawrence to face off at Veterans Memorial Stadium on June 12 at 7 p.m.

Legendary stars expected from Portugal include Nuno Gomes, Maniche, Fernando Couto, Rui … Read Full Story

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