Portugal’s ambassador visits R.I.

Portugal’s  ambassador visits R.I.

PROVIDENCE — The new ambassador of Portugal to the United States, Domingos Fezas Vital, said his priorities are to strengthen the bilateral ties and find ways to develop them on all fronts, while remaining in close touch with the Portuguese … Read Full Story

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Portugal’s fellow euro states keep wary eye on its budget

Portugal’s fellow euro states keep wary eye on its budget

BRUSSELS (AP) – Portugal’s fellow states in the 19-nation eurozone are keeping a wary eye on its new government’s plans to roll back budget austerity measures, with the bloc’s top executive and Germany both warning the country not to miss … Read Full Story

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Portuguese-American man wins best chef contest

Portuguese-American man wins best chef contest

HUDSON — When chef Christopher Anthony Bairos makes a classic dish, he likes to put his unique signature on it. A cheeseburger might become pork belly with a fried egg served on a Portuguese muffin, for example.
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Portugal lawmakers overturn veto on gay rights, abortion law

Portugal lawmakers overturn veto on gay rights, abortion law

LISBON, Portugal (AP) – Same-sex couples will soon be able to adopt children in Portugal after lawmakers voted to overturn a presidential veto, with parliament also removing some abortion restrictions Wednesday.

Left-of-center parties in the Portuguese parliament used … Read Full Story

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Former Santander Totta and Banif customers can transfer funds through Santander Bank

Former Santander Totta and Banif customers can transfer funds through Santander Bank

LISBON — Clients of the former U.S. branches of Portugal’s Santander Totta and Banif banks will be able to transfer money to Portugal at local Santander Bank branches, announced Santander Totta on Wednesday.
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Portuguese actress Kika Magalhães lands big break in the US

Portuguese actress Kika Magalhães lands big break in the US

NEW YORK — Portuguese actress Kika Magalhães is receiving high critical acclaim for her starring role in the thriller “The Eyes of My Mother” and being called a breakout star of this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
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Quintal takes the helm at Azorean Maritime Heritage Association

Quintal takes the helm at Azorean Maritime Heritage Association

NEW BEDFORD — Sara da Silva Quintal is the new president of the Azorean Maritime Heritage Society and the second female to hold that position in the organization’s history.
“I am honored… But [Founding President] Mary Vermette’s shoes are very … Read Full Story

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Azorean Government boosts BCC library with book donation

Azorean Government boosts BCC library with book donation

FALL RIVER — More than 200 books and dozens of CDs and DVDs on Azorean history, culture and literature being donated by the Regional Government of Azores to the Bristol Community College will greatly boost the Lusophone library at the … Read Full Story

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Hudson students return from life-changing Portugal trip

Hudson students return from life-changing Portugal trip

HUDSON – Returning from a week-long academic trip to Portugal, five Hudson High School students seemed to have just one word for their experience — “Amazing.”

Seniors Hannah Fuller, Olivia Banks and Jennifer Kallin and juniors Arianna Sequenzia and Olivia … Read Full Story

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Trip will mark the anniversary of Azores synagogue’s rebirth

Trip will mark the anniversary of Azores synagogue’s rebirth

FALL RIVER — The year after a large, prestigious delegation from Massachusetts crossed the Atlantic Ocean to São Miguel for an historic cultural dedication, the Azorean-Jewish Heritage Foundation recently announced an invitation for a one-week return voyage.

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Local Domestic Violence Service Providers Reach Out to Community in Peabody as They Mourn the Death of Elisete Benevides

Local Domestic Violence Service Providers Reach Out to Community in Peabody as They Mourn the Death of Elisete Benevides
Area organizations that provide advocacy and services addressing domestic violence expressed great sadness this week following the violent death of Elisete Benevides, a 51-year-old Brazilian woman who lived in Peabody. Elisete, or Liza as she was known, was allegedly stabbed
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Viva Portugal! coming to New Bedford

Viva Portugal! coming to New Bedford

NEW BEDFORD — A new celebration called Viva Portugal! is expected to transform a section of Downtown New Bedford into a big festa on May 7, announced Zeiterion Performing Arts Center officials and several Portuguese community leaders on Tuesday.

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Cape Verdean author wants to inspire others to live their dreams

Cape Verdean author wants to inspire others to live their dreams

NEW BEDFORD — Massachusetts native and retired federal State Department employee Eleanor Lopes Akahloun hopes her story will inspire others to chase their dreams and be resilient in making them come true.
In her memoir “The Magic of Dreams: An … Read Full Story

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Sen. Pacheco named Legislator of the Year

Sen. Pacheco named Legislator of the Year

BOSTON — Senate President Pro Tempore Marc R. Pacheco, D-Taunton, has been awarded the Massachusetts Association of Nurse Anesthetists’ 2016 Legislator of the Year award for his dedication to patient safety and leadership on health care issues.
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Portugal’s new president demands financial discipline

Portugal’s new president demands financial discipline

LISBON, Portugal (AP) – A center-right candidate scored a resounding victory in Portugal’s presidential election Sunday, warning he would use the largely ceremonial post to prevent the center-left anti-austerity government from worsening the debt-heavy country’s financial health.

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My Big Fat Portuguese Wedding?

My Big Fat Portuguese Wedding?

New romantic comedy puts spotlight on Portuguese culture

LOS ANGELES — The real story behind the soon-to-be-released film “A Date With Miss Fortune” started years ago when leading actress and screenwriter Jeannette Sousa met her husband and fellow actor and … Read Full Story

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Club Madeirense S.S. Sacramento installs officers, recognizes members’ efforts

Club Madeirense S.S. Sacramento installs officers, recognizes members’ efforts

NEW BEDFORD — The Clube Madeirense S. S. Sacramento hosted its 39th installation of officers banquet on Jan. 16 at White’s of Westport.
More than 400 associated members and guests were on hand to witness New Bedford City Council President … Read Full Story

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Immigrant domestic violence victims face many barriers to getting help

Immigrant domestic  violence victims face many barriers to getting help

For months, Patricia Frois feared her boyfriend and tried to escape a violent and increasingly threatening relationship.
By the time police knew there was a problem, Frois, 24, a Brazilian immigrant living and working in Marshfield in 2011, lay dying … Read Full Story

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