LISBON, Portugal (AP) – Portugal’s president wants something from the Socialist Party before he lets it take power with the support of the Communist Party and radical Left Bloc: a formal commitment to eurozone financial rules and NATO defense agreements.… Read Full Storyread more
FALL RIVER —The highest judicial authority in the Catholic Church has upheld the decision to deconsecrate the Saint John the Baptist Church in New Bedford, announced the Fall River Diocese last week.
This decree rejects an appeal made by former … Read Full Story
FALL RIVER — When Shannon Raposo was out of work after undergoing a double mastectomy, she had many worries.
Did she choose the right treatment? How could she explain this to her young son? How long would she need to … Read Full Story
CAMBRIDGE — David Simas, a top advisor to President Barack Obama and human rights advocate who previously served under former Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick, heads the list of five individuals to be honored at the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese … Read Full Storyread more
MALDEN — After test-driving the PARCC exam for two years, Massachusetts will instead opt for a new hybrid exam beginning in 2017.
“This is going to be one of the most important policy decisions I think any group in the … Read Full Storyread more
Just in time for winter, Massachusetts has launched a new online tool to make it easier to shop around for a new electric provider.
“This new tool is part of DPU’s ongoing efforts to ensure that customers have ready access … Read Full Storyread more
PEABODY — For Retired Peabody Fire Chief José “Joe” Mendonça helping people in need has never been just a job, it was a commitment.
Fifteen years after he hung up his fire helmet, his passion to serve the community keeps … Read Full Story
LISBON, Portugal (AP) – Portuguese Socialist leader Antonio Costa says he is available to take power immediately following the center-right government’s collapse and promises to comply with the fiscal discipline required of countries like Portugal that use Europe’s shared euro … Read Full Storyread more
LISBON (LUSA) — The sale of a 61 percent stake in the Portuguese flagship carrier TAP was approved by the Council of Ministers on Thursday with the acting government deeming the sale an urgent and unavoidable need.
State Secretary for … Read Full Storyread more
LISBON, Portugal (AP) – Portugal is facing days of political and economic uncertainty as the eurozone nation waits to hear whether the anti-austerity lawmakers who forced the government’s resignation will take power – and how they intend to manage the … Read Full Storyread more
LISBON, Portugal (AP) – Anti-austerity lawmakers forced Portugal’s center-right government to resign Tuesday by rejecting its policy proposals at the start of what was supposed to be a second consecutive term in office – and four more years … Read Full Storyread more
Seventy years after World War II ended, veterans from that generation continue to offer vital lessons to younger Americans.
“I hope and pray the young fellows of today, if they’re called upon like the generation I was involved in, go … Read Full Story
NEW BEDFORD — The Marine Park at Pope’s Island in New Bedford will undergo a major transformation next spring, when Team Noah Foundation builds a state-of-the-art handicap accessible playground there.
City and foundation officials announced the plans at a press … Read Full Story
MEDFORD — With his new Boston Avenue restaurant Tasty on the Hill, António Pereira has officially accepted the role of sandwich ambassador for his native Portugal.
Tasty on the Hill, which replaced Tasty Gourmet at 321 Boston Ave., opened last … Read Full Story
Freshman City Councilor Jasiel Correia II has beaten incumbent Mayor Sam Sutter by an unofficial 51.81 to 47.75 percent margin.
FALL RIVER — In a stunning victory, freshman City Councilor Jasiel Correia II has beaten incumbent Mayor Sam Sutter by … Read Full Storyread more
Prodigy teen says his eclectic interests stem from his Brazilian and Taiwanese heritage
BOSTON (AP) – Moshe Kai Cavalin has two college degrees, but he’s too young to vote. He flies airplanes, but he’s too young to drive a car … Read Full Storyread more
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Paulo Orlando had returned home to Brazil last offseason when he flipped on the television to catch the news, and saw this strange report about the first Brazilian to play in the NFL.
The Royals … Read Full Story
CRANSTON — Portuguese singer, composer, guitarist and percussionist Sara Tavares will be performing at the Park Theatre in Cranston on Friday, Nov. 13.
Born in Lisbon to Cape Verdean parents, Sara Tavares, 37, belongs to an era of popular singers … Read Full Story