Old tradition for a new generation

Old tradition for a new generation

CAMBRIDGE — The Festival of Senhor Santo Cristo saw a large crowd of people take part in a procession through the streets of Cambridge this past Sunday afternoon, May 22.

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Immigration fee increase proposed

Immigration fee increase proposed

WASHINGTON — Immigrant advocates are expressing mixed feelings over the Department of Homeland Security’s announced plans to adjust immigration and naturalization fees in order to recover costs for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
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Senate OKs amendment making changes to drivers licenses

Senate OKs amendment making changes to drivers licenses

BOSTON (AP) – The Massachusetts Senate has approved an amendment that aims to bring the state into compliance with REAL ID, a federal program that sets new requirements for driver’s licenses and other identification cards.

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Portuguese-American Douglas Hood wins RIC´s Justice Studies Award

Portuguese-American Douglas Hood wins RIC´s Justice Studies Award

EAST PROVIDENCE – For Douglas Hood, entering into the life of a police officer was a natural choice.
“There wasn’t anything particular that sparked my interest,” said Hood, a third-generation Portu-guese-American and East Providence native. “Ever since I was young … Read Full Story

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Portuguese Festival fundraiser in Provincetown captures the art of fishing

Portuguese Festival fundraiser in Provincetown captures the art of fishing

PROVINCETOWN — The Provincetown Portuguese Festival honors the century-long affinity between Provincetown’s fishermen and its artists annually as part of its June celebration.
For the past 15 years David Silva, Philip Mossy and Sean Burke, owners of the Red Inn, … Read Full Story

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Learning Portuguese culture through fun and games

Learning Portuguese culture through fun and games

LOWELL – Celebrating its Fourth Annual Portuguese-American Youth Event, the Boston Portuguese Festival decided this year that it would be a good idea to move its celebration outside the Boston area.

This year’s event took place at the Portuguese-American Youth … Read Full Story

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New interactive center to honor Portuguese legacy and culture

New interactive center to honor Portuguese  legacy and culture

NEW BEDFORD — The newly built space where the former Casa dos Botes once stood on Water Street has been bustling with activity this week as New Bedford Whaling Museum officials, carpenters, painters and other skilled professionals make sure everything … Read Full Story

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Cordeiro sworn in as new police chief

Cordeiro sworn in as new police chief

NEW BEDFORD — Half a century after arriving in the United States from the Azores at age two, Joseph C. Cordeiro has been sworn-in as Chief of Police in the City of New Bedford.
“[It’s] really surreal,” Cordeiro told O … Read Full Story

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Theresa Agonia heading to Miss USA competition

Theresa Agonia heading  to Miss USA competition

CUMBERLAND — The past few days have been a whirlwind of emotions for 24-year-old first generation Portuguese-American Theresa Agonia as she prepares to compete at the Miss USA pageant in Las Vegas on June 5 representing the state of Rhode … Read Full Story

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99th anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima

99th anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima

Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims celebrated today the 99th anniversary of the appearance of the Virgin Mary to three shepherd children, at the Catholic shrine of Fatima in Portugal.

Among the pilgrims next year could be Pope Francis, who has … Read Full Story

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Tiverton students return from life-changing trip to Portugal

Tiverton students return from life-changing trip to Portugal

TIVERTON — There seems to be a general consensus among the Tiverton High School students who took part in a week-long academic trip to Portugal over spring break: they say the experience was amazing.
“We are very fortunate,” said Marissa … Read Full Story

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Viva Portugal! festa livens up downtown New Bedford

Viva Portugal! festa livens up downtown New Bedford

NEW BEDFORD — Live music, folklore performances, cooking demonstrations, Madeiran floats, an Azorean whaleboat, art exhibitions and a comedy show livened up Downtown New Bedford around the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center last Saturday as Portuguese organizations came together for the … Read Full Story

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Hundreds turn out for Portuguese Language Day at BCC

Hundreds turn out for Portuguese Language Day at BCC

FALL RIVER — Hundreds of students from area high schools and middle schools gathered at Bristol Community College on Thursday for its annual celebration of Portuguese Language Day.
“Falar português é fixe, não é? (Speaking Portuguese is cool, is it … Read Full Story

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BCC plans to expand LusoCentro programs

BCC plans to expand LusoCentro programs

FALL RIVER — Bristol Community College is using a Mass Humanities planning grant to expand its LusoCentro programs to students and to the community.
“We have a lot of activities,” said Ana Gaillat, associate vice president of Academic Affairs. “We … Read Full Story

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Local author honors Cape Verdean culture through poetry collection

Local author honors Cape Verdean culture through poetry collection

DARTMOUTH — Drawing from memories and lived experience, West Falmouth author Jarita Davis has published a collection of poems offering a window into the culture of her Cape Verdean ancestors and a reflection of their sense of identity, often shaped … Read Full Story

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From Brazilian rhythms to Fado

From Brazilian rhythms to Fado

Event series blends ‘Cultures of the Portuguese-Speaking World’

NEW BEDFORD — The melodious sounds of Portuguese Fado and classical rhythms of Brazil came together in a pairing of cultures and tones last Saturday evening at the New Bedford Whaling Museum.… Read Full Story

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FLAD promotes dialogue between Portugal and Luso-American legislators

FLAD promotes dialogue between Portugal and Luso-American legislators

FALL RIVER — Massachusetts was heavily represented at the II Luso-American Legislator’s Dialogue event hosted by the Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) in Lisbon to promote private talks between Portuguese political representatives and U.S. policy makers of Portuguese descent.
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Ambassador’s wife hopes her own life challenges inspire others to succeed

Ambassador’s wife hopes her own life challenges inspire others to succeed

PROVIDENCE — It was fitting that Kim S. Sawyer, wife of the U.S. Ambassador to Portugal Robert Sherman, spoke at an event targeted at creating a network to help future Portuguese Studies graduates at Rhode Island College on Friday, April … Read Full Story

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