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.
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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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Rain did not stop Day of Portugal Parade in Somerville-Cambridge

Rain did not stop Day of Portugal Parade in Somerville-Cambridge

Cambridge — Day of Portugal Parade crowd and participants weren’t about to let a little rain dampen their spirits.
Hun-dreds of people marched from Somerville to Cambridge on Sunday afternoon adding a vibrant splash of color to the streets under … Read Full Story

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Thousands attend Day of Portugal celebration in Fall River

Thousands attend Day of Portugal celebration in Fall River

FALL RIVER — Thousands took part in the Day of Portugal celebration at the Gates of the City in Fall River from June 19 to 21.

Day of Portugal Committee member Floriano Cabral said the celebrations went on great, attracting … Read Full Story

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Former Portuguese First Lady Maria Barroso in a deep coma

Former Portuguese First Lady Maria Barroso in a deep coma

LISBON — Former Portuguese First Lady Maria Barroso has been hospitalized in Lisbon after suffering serious head injuries resulting from a fall.

According to Portuguese news reports, the wife of President Mário Soares is in a deep coma.

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Local teams to compete in International Azorean Whaleboat Regatta

Local teams to compete in International Azorean Whaleboat Regatta

NEW BEDFORD — Azorean Maritime Heritage Society President Tony Cruz says his organization’s rowing and sailing teams are looking to get good results at the VIII International Azorean Whaleboat Regatta in the Azores.
“We’re in this race to win,” he … Read Full Story

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Perfection earns Diman Business Tech student a trip to Florida

Perfection earns Diman Business Tech student a trip to Florida

FALL RIVER — Diman freshman Business Technology student Ivan Costa may not be perfect, but he is capable of perfection.
Costa earned a spot in the Microsoft Office Specialist PowerPoint National Competition when he notched a perfect score in the … Read Full Story

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Provincetown Portuguese Festival: ‘Perfect product, for a perfect place’

Provincetown Portuguese Festival: ‘Perfect product, for a perfect place’

PROVINCETOWN — More than 30,000 are expected to experience the sights, sounds and aromas of Portuguese culture next week, when Provincetown’s streets will come alive with a festival that pays homage to the town’s Portuguese roots and its fishing heritage.… Read Full Story

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Portuguese Continental Union to honor Architect Albert Costa, Jr.

Portuguese Continental Union to honor Architect Albert Costa, Jr.

PROVIDENCE — Albert Costa Jr., an architect from Newton, Mass., will be honored with the Portuguese Continental Union “Peter Francisco Award.”
Created in 1957, the award is currently granted every five years to an individual or institution whose acts and … Read Full Story

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Portugal beats Italy 1-0 in friendly for Conte’s 1st loss

Portugal beats Italy 1-0 in friendly for Conte’s 1st loss

GENEVA (AP) – Portugal beat Italy 1-0 in an international friendly in Geneva on Tuesday to inflict Antonio Conte’s first defeat as national team coach.

Eder netted his first goal for Portugal in the 52nd minute to help end a … Read Full Story

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People line the streets for St. Anthony’s procession in Cambridge

People line the streets for St. Anthony’s procession in Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE — Saint Anthony Church  held its patron feast last weekend featuring live performances, traditional foods and family activities.

The photo gallery below shows Sunday’s procession through the streets of Cambridge.

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Portuguese culture celebrated in New Bedford

Portuguese culture celebrated in New Bedford

NEW BEDFORD — Thousands took part in the Day of Portugal celebration in New Bedford.

The commemoration kicked off on Thursday, June 11, with a flag raising ceremony in front of City Hall.

On Friday, the festivities shifted to Acushnet … Read Full Story

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New Bedford Day of Portugal races/walk another success

New Bedford Day of Portugal races/walk another success

NEW BEDFORD — Three hundred and fifty individuals made their way through the finishing line at the New Bedford Day of Portugal 5k Road Race last Sunday morning.

Andy Sukeforth, 23, of Middleboro, won the race in 15 minutes 26 … Read Full Story

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Portuguese President recognizes four with local ties

Portuguese President recognizes four with local ties

SOUTHCOAST — Four individuals with local ties are among 32 people around the world who are being recognized by Portugal’s President Cavaco Silva as part of the official commemoration of the Day of Portugal, Camões and the Portuguese Communities.
U.S. … Read Full Story

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