Pedro Pauleta visited New Bedford and East Providence, raised tens of thousands of dollars for local organizations

Pedro Pauleta visited New Bedford and East Providence, raised tens of thousands of dollars for local organizations

Pauleta may open a soccer school in this area in near future

Former Portuguese International Pauleta, who for a few years was the all-time leading scorer for the Portuguese national team, spent two days in this area, accompanied by 14 … Read Full Story

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Summit Grove Holy Ghost Feast benefits area children

Summit Grove Holy Ghost Feast benefits area children

DARTMOUTH — Just off Route 6 in Dartmouth, nearly hidden from view in a wooded area, the Summit Grove Holy Ghost Children’s Club dedicates its fundraising and charity work to children and their families.
Last weekend, the organization held its … Read Full Story

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CDC awards $3.5 million to MAPS

CDC awards $3.5 million to MAPS

Grant to be used in HIV/STI prevention and screenings

CAMBRIDGE — The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded $3.5 million to the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) for a project designed to promote HIV/STI prevention … Read Full Story

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‘Madeira feast’: Family, neighborhood & community

‘Madeira feast’: Family,  neighborhood & community

Madeira Field hums like a beehive every hot and steamy summer during the middle of July.
You can hear the echo of the buzz saws bouncing off the pavilion roof. That’s just Joe Aguiar and his boys crafting the latest … Read Full Story

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Late Cape Verdean community leader Thomas D. Lopes honored with portrait unveiling at the library

Late Cape Verdean community leader Thomas D. Lopes honored with portrait unveiling at the library

NEW BEDFORD — The spacious third floor meeting room of the New Bedford Public Library was standing-room only last Saturday for the portrait unveiling ceremony of former Massachusetts State Representative and Publisher of Cape Verdean News Thomas D. Lopes, known … Read Full Story

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Massachusetts again debates tuition costs for immigrants

Massachusetts again debates tuition costs for immigrants

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts lawmakers are reviving a debate about whether immigrants in the country illegally should be eligible for in-state college tuition rates, and backers of both sides gathered at the Statehouse on Wednesday to testify at a public … Read Full Story

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Taunton family rallies behind 6-year-old with spinal muscular atrophy

Taunton family rallies behind 6-year-old with spinal muscular atrophy

TAUNTON — A mom with Taunton roots is fighting to give her 6-year-old daughter the best quality of life possible, despite a severe, progressive disease that prevents the little girl from eating, breathing, talking or walking on her own.
“In … Read Full Story

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Portugal’s prime minister cites Greece as warning for voters

Portugal’s prime minister cites Greece as warning for voters

LISBON, Portugal (AP) – Portugal’s prime minister is pointing to Greece’s troubles as he seeks to persuade voters to re-elect his center-right coalition government and reject anti-austerity proposals from the main opposition Socialist Party.

With elections three months away, Pedro … Read Full Story

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Ernest Moniz decorated at the Belém presidential palace

Ernest Moniz decorated at the Belém presidential palace

LISBON — The United States Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, a native of Fall River and grandchild of Azorean immigrants, was decorated at the Belém presidential palace in Lisbon on Friday, July 10.
President Aníbal Cavaco Silva, who awarded Moniz … Read Full Story

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Prince Henry the Navigator statue on Pope’s Island rededicated

Prince Henry the Navigator statue on Pope’s Island rededicated

NEW BEDFORD — The statue of Prince Henry the Navigator, which stands watch on Pope’s Island in New Bedford, was rededicated yesterday morning after being restored, as part of a series of events marking the visit of the tall ship … Read Full Story

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Thousands visit Sagres in New Bedford, next stop Boston

Thousands visit Sagres in New Bedford, next stop Boston

NEW BEDFORD — The memories came rushing back as Mateus Pires, of Uxbridge, Mass., took one look at the tall ship Sagres docked at the State Pier in New Bedford.
“I am overwhelmed with joy,” said Pires, a former crewmember … Read Full Story

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‘She was a leader, a woman beyond her years’

‘She was a leader, a woman beyond her years’

Maria Barroso, former Portuguese first lady, dead at 90

Those who knew former Portugal’s First Lady Maria Barroso Soares said her warmth, graciousness and leadership has left an indelible mark on those with whom she crossed paths during her visits … Read Full Story

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Community comes together to celebrate Cape Verdean’s independence

Community comes together to celebrate Cape Verdean’s independence

NEW BEDFORD — Crowds were lively Sunday as they watched the 43rd annual Cape Verdean Recognition Day Parade make its way through downtown New Bedford.
The event was especially important this year because it coincided with the 40th anniversary of … Read Full Story

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Portuguese Continental Union (P.C.U) awards Peter Francisco Award to Architect Albert Costa, Jr.

Portuguese Continental Union (P.C.U) awards Peter Francisco Award to Architect Albert Costa, Jr.

PROVIDENCE — More than 200 Luso-American Life Insurance Society members and Portuguese Continental Union members came together at the Marriott in downtown Providence last Saturday night to commemorate Albert Costa Jr. and all the works he has done for the … Read Full Story

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Holy Ghost Brotherhood of Charity turns 100

Holy Ghost Brotherhood of Charity turns 100

EAST PROVIDENCE — On July 10, 1915 a group of Portuguese friends formed the Holy Ghost Brotherhood of Charity [HGBC] in East Providence with the sole purpose of providing a continuation of their native tradition of faith and charity.
A … Read Full Story

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Santo Christo Church celebrates parish feast

Santo Christo Church celebrates parish feast

FALL RIVER — Despite the bad weather, hundreds of locals flocked to Columbia Street last weekend for the Santo Christo Parish Feast.

The annual event features Portuguese food, music and family activities.

On Sunday, a solemn procession took to the … Read Full Story

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P Town: P stands for Portuguese during 4-day annual festival

P Town: P stands for Portuguese during 4-day annual festival

PROVINCETOWN — More than 30,000 enjoy the Provincetown Portuguese Festival every year. Commercial Street becomes dressed with Portuguese flags and Barcelos roosters appear everywhere.
This year, dozens of activities —from Portuguese food, music and entertainment to exhibits and a parade … Read Full Story

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New TAP owners eye expansion in US

New TAP owners eye expansion in US

Boston among proposed destinations

LISBON — TAP Air Portugal’s new owners vowed Wednesday to expand operations to 10 more U.S. destinations, including Boston, Washington and Chicago. They also expressed their intention to add eight more destinations in Brazil.
David Neeleman, … Read Full Story

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