City councilor accuses Fall River mayor of threatening him; mayor denying claims

City councilor accuses Fall River mayor of threatening him; mayor denying claims

FALL RIVER — City Councilor Jasiel Correia II claims Mayor Will Flanagan attempted to intimidate him using scare tactics that involved a gun two days after the freshman councilor signed a recall petition — a threat the mayor denies.

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BPI fined $125,000 for money laundering violations in the U.S.

BPI fined $125,000 for money laundering violations in the U.S.

WASHINGTON — The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has imposed a civil money penalty of $125,000 against BPI, Inc. — a money services business (MSB) owned by Portugal-based bank BPI — for “willfull and repeated violations” of the Bank Secrecy … Read Full Story

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St. Anthony’s Band going strong at 110

St. Anthony’s Band going strong at 110

FALL RIVER — St. Anthony’s Band of Fall River may be the oldest Portuguese marching band around, but its leaders proudly point out that it remains very vibrant and young at heart as it turns 110 years.
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Problems abound with health law immigration papers

Problems abound with health law immigration papers

MIAMI (AP) – More than 200,000 immigrants who bought insurance through President Barack Obama’s health care initiative could lose their coverage this month if they don’t submit proof this week they are legally in the country, but language barriers and … Read Full Story

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Sheriff´s Department holds donation drive to aid hospice program in the Azores

Sheriff´s Department holds donation drive  to aid hospice  program in the Azores

DARTMOUTH — The Azores are turning to the local region for support and donations for their new end of life care program.
“We are looking for support in the Portuguese communities so that we may continue to help families in … Read Full Story

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More than 500 attend Great Feast closing banquet

More than 500 attend Great Feast closing banquet

SWANSEA — More than 500 people associated with local Brotherhoods, organizations and music bands gathered at the Venus de Milo in Swansea last Monday night for the Closing Banquet of the Great Feast of the Holy Ghost of New England.… Read Full Story

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Holy Ghost parade a feast for the eyes

Holy Ghost parade a feast for the eyes

FALL RIVER — Thousands of people lined the route of the ethnographic parade from Ponta Delgada Boulevard to the grounds of Kennedy Park on the third day of the 28th annual Great Feast of the Holy Ghost on Saturday morning.… Read Full Story

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Holy Ghost crowning procession draws large crowd

Holy Ghost crowning procession draws large crowd

FALL RIVER — Thousands of people lined the route of the Crowning Procession of the annual Great Feast of the Holy Ghost of New England on Sunday afternoon.

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Three Democratic gubernatorial candidates tackle gambling, medical marijuana, host of other issues in forum

Three Democratic gubernatorial candidates tackle gambling, medical marijuana, host of other issues in forum

EASTON — Treasurer Steve Grossman clashed with Attorney General Martha Coakley on a few occasions Tuesday night, while Don Berwick painted himself as the outsider.
The trio of Democratic candidates for governor discussed a wide array of issues at a … Read Full Story

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Portuguese Discovery Monument glows again amid restoration

Portuguese Discovery Monument glows again amid restoration

NEWPORT — After falling into major disrepair for about a decade, the Portuguese Discovery Monument at Brenton Point has been replaced with an expanded and refined version of the original 1988 structure, which will be dedicated on Sept. 12.
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Keeping Vila da Franca do Campo tradition alive in New Bedford

Keeping Vila da Franca do Campo tradition alive in New Bedford

NEW BEDFORD — Portuguese immigrants almost never forget their roots, and most carry on homeland traditions of long ago, including many Catholic rituals.
Maria da Conceição Barbosa, who lived on Eugenia Street, shared her wish to see her sons take … Read Full Story

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Holy Ghost Museum ‘not a dead issue’

Holy Ghost Museum ‘not a dead issue’

FALL RIVER — For years, the Grandes Festas have wanted to build a museum at the former site of the St. Louis Church, 440 Bradford Ave., Fall River. The project has been plagued by a series of false starts and … Read Full Story

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Ricardo Farias named Community Representative

Ricardo Farias named Community Representative

During this year’s celebration of the Great Feast of the Holy Ghost of New England, the local Portuguese community will be represented by one of its most visible younger faces.
Ricardo Farias, anchor of Telejornal on Channel 20 and radio … Read Full Story

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Great Feast of the Holy Ghost of New England starts Aug. 21

Great Feast of the Holy Ghost of New England starts Aug. 21

FALL RIVER — The Holy Ghost feast is regarded as the one element that truly binds all Azoreans together culturally.
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Portugalia earns preservation award

Portugalia earns preservation award

FALL RIVER — Even before the Benevides family bought the old Norbert Manufacturing building on Bedford Street to convert it into the European-style Portugalia Marketplace, Michael Benevides envisioned using the space in a way that would preserve all of its … Read Full Story

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Ronaldo double clinches Super Cup for Real Madrid

Ronaldo double clinches Super Cup for Real Madrid

CARDIFF, Wales (AP) – Moving on from a frustrating World Cup, Cristiano Ronaldo began the new season as the last one ended for Real Madrid – with goals and a trophy.

The Portugal forward netted both goals as the European … Read Full Story

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Case Junior High Principal wins state honor

Case Junior High Principal wins state honor

Association awards Silveira as middle school leader of year

SWANSEA — Joseph Case Junior High School Principal Robert Silveira has been named the 2015 Edmund K. Fanning Middle School Principal of the Year by the Massachusetts Secondary School Administrators Association.… Read Full Story

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Baking up success

Baking up success

Fall River native shines in Chicago

CHICAGO — Christopher Teixeira still has fond memories of playing with dough and flour at age 4 or 5, while his mother worked at George’s Lebanese Bakery in Fall River. Little did he know … Read Full Story

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