U.S. faces Brazil star-studded roster Tuesday at Gillette Stadium

U.S. faces Brazil star-studded roster Tuesday at Gillette Stadium

U.S. Head coach Jurgen Klinsmann is utilizing this weekend’s window for international competitions to take a look at some new players by scheduling two exhibition games, tomorrow at RFK Stadium in Washington, against Peru, and then on Tuesday, at Gillette … Read Full Story

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Theresa Agonia crowned 2016 Miss RI USA

Theresa Agonia crowned 2016 Miss RI USA

PROVIDENCE — Theresa Agonia, 23, was crowned Miss RI USA 2016 last Sunday.
Agonia, the daughter of Portuguese immigrants, will now be representing the Ocean State at the Miss USA Pageant next year.
“I’m so honored and humbled to have … Read Full Story

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Bodo de Leite: Colorful display of Portuguese heritage

Bodo de Leite: Colorful display of Portuguese heritage

FALLR IVER — It was the perfect day for a parade and thousands took advantage of the bright sunny Saturday to watch the hours-long procession on the fourth day of the 29th annual Great Feast of the Holy Ghost.

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Sunday’s solemn finale a reminder that Fall River’s Holy Ghost feast is more than just a party

Sunday’s solemn finale a reminder that Fall River’s Holy Ghost feast is more than just a party

FALL RIVER — The Great Feast of the Holy Ghost wasn’t just a big weekend-long party in Kennedy Park.
Sunday’s itinerary, which included a solemn Mass of coronation in the St. Anne’s Church basement shrine and a procession, was a … Read Full Story

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N.Y. Portuguese Short Film Festival coming to New Bedford Sept. 10

N.Y. Portuguese Short Film Festival coming to New Bedford Sept. 10

NEW BEDFORD — The lack of opportunities for Portuguese filmmakers to bring their work to American audiences inspired actor/producer Ana Ventura Miranda to establish the NY Portuguese Short Film Festival four years ago.
Today, the festival is not only showcasing … Read Full Story

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Portuguese Consulate to provide services in Taunton

Portuguese Consulate to provide services in Taunton

TAUNTON — The Consulate of Portugal in New Bedford will be providing consular services in the city of Taunton once a month.
As a result of the project called “Permanências Consulares,” Portuguese citizens residing in the Taunton area will no … Read Full Story

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Local players help GPS-MA Elite team win National Championship

Local players help GPS-MA Elite team win National Championship

Now focus their sights on high school season

Six players from the greater Fall River-New Bedford area helped the GPS-MA Elite U15 team win the U.S. Club Soccer National Cup that was played recently in Westfield, Indiana.
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PALCUS to hold leadership awards gala in Mass.

PALCUS to hold leadership awards gala in Mass.

WASHINGTON — The Portuguese-American Leadership Council of the United States is bringing its Annual Leadership Awards Gala to Massachusetts on Oct. 24, for only the second time in the event’s 19-year history.
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‘Ironing out’ the last details for the Great Feast

‘Ironing out’ the last details for the Great Feast

Azorean govt to unveil Holy Ghost Feast portal during the feast

FALL RIVER — Holy Ghost feasts around the world will soon be a click away thanks to a project from the Azorean government that will be launched in Fall … Read Full Story

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Great Feast of the Holy Ghost of N.E. expands to six-day celebration

Great Feast of the Holy Ghost of N.E. expands to six-day celebration

Sopas distributed for the first time

The Great Feast of the Holy Ghost of New England will bring next week visitors to Fall River from as far away as Portugal and Canada for the event, which has been compared to … Read Full Story

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Happy 50th

Happy 50th

In its 50th celebration, the Our Lady of Rosary Parish Feast in Providence drew large crowds last weekend and the milestone was marked with fireworks.

Here are some images taken during last Sunday’s procession.

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Immigrants’ Assistance Center fundraiser draws out wave of support

Immigrants’ Assistance Center fundraiser draws out wave of support

NEW BEDFORD — More than 300 people turned out for the Immigrants’ Assistance Center fundraiser held Aug. 6 at the Museum of Madeiran Heritage, helping the agency raise about $15,000 to provide much needed services to local immigrants.
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City Councilor David Alves not seeking reelection

City Councilor David Alves not seeking reelection

NEW BEDFORD — After serving nearly 25 years on the City Council, David Alves announced Wednesday that he will not be seeking reelection this fall.
Alves said it has been an extraordinary experience, but after much thought and consideration he … Read Full Story

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Clube Madeirense S.S. Sacramento Charitable Foundation awards $42,000 in scholarships

Clube Madeirense S.S. Sacramento Charitable Foundation awards $42,000 in scholarships

NEW BEDFORD — Clube Madeirense S.S. Sacramento Charitable Foundation recently awarded a total of $42,000 to 42 graduating high school seniors.
The recipients were featured in the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament Parade on Sunday and after the parade they … Read Full Story

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‘They Also Faced the Sea’ exhibit gets bright new look at Fisherman’s Wharf in Provincetown

‘They Also Faced the Sea’ exhibit gets bright new look at Fisherman’s Wharf in Provincetown

PROVINCETOWN — The swapping out of the well-weathered images of Portuguese women that make up the exhibit known as “They Also Faced the Sea,” mounted on the walls of the old fishhouse at the end of Fisherman’s Wharf, went off … Read Full Story

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31 become U.S. citizens at New Bedford ceremony

31 become U.S. citizens at New Bedford ceremony

NEW BEDFORD — A naturalization ceremony held last Friday was extra special because of the location.
Thirty-one immigrants became U.S. citizens in the same room at the Immigrants’ Assistance Center (IAC) where many have taken citizenship classes or learned English.… Read Full Story

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Cambra named Espírito Santo School principal

Cambra named Espírito Santo School principal

FALL RIVER — Jeanine Cambra is looking forward to the future at Espírito Santo School. She has just taken over as the school’s new principal, and has dived right in. She’s already had numerous meetings with various teachers and families, … Read Full Story

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Pedro Pauleta visited New Bedford and East Providence, raised tens of thousands of dollars for local organizations

Pedro Pauleta visited New Bedford and East Providence, raised tens of thousands of dollars for local organizations

Pauleta may open a soccer school in this area in near future

Former Portuguese International Pauleta, who for a few years was the all-time leading scorer for the Portuguese national team, spent two days in this area, accompanied by 14 … Read Full Story

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