Southcoast players help GPS teams win state titles

Southcoast players help GPS teams win state titles

Just as they did last season, six players from the greater Fall River-New Bedford area helped their Global Premier Soccer (GPS)-MA NPL teams win the New England Massachusetts Premier State Cup. Some of these boys had been on the team … Read Full Story

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PHS awards $14,000 in scholarships

PHS awards $14,000 in scholarships

SWANSEA — The Prince Henry Society of Fall River [PHS] has given over $400,000 in scholarships to area students since its inception in 1980. Last Saturday, 14 more students were recognized for their academic achievement at the organization’s annual Scholarship … Read Full Story

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UNIDOS Portuguese immersion program launched in Brockton

UNIDOS Portuguese immersion program launched in Brockton

BROCKTON — Excitement was in the air as parents, teachers, students and even representatives from foreign governments came together June 16 for the official launching of Brockton Public Schools’ Unidos Portuguese Immersion Program at the Oscar F. Raymond School.
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Organ from former Saint John the Baptist Church ‘resurrected’

Organ from former Saint John the Baptist Church ‘resurrected’

DARTMOUTH — The organ of the former St. John the Baptist Church in New Bedford, rooted in the Portuguese community’s history, has found a new home.
The instrument fell into great disrepair after the Fall River Diocese decided to close … Read Full Story

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Euro2016: Portugal moves on to the round of 16

Euro2016: Portugal moves on to the round of 16

LYON, France (AP) – Cristiano Ronaldo erupted from his scoring slump by netting his first two goals of the European Championship on Wednesday, helping Portugal earn a 3-3 draw with Hungary and sending both teams into the round of … Read Full Story

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Somerville and Cambridge splashed with Portuguese colors

Hundreds came together to celebrate Portuguese culture and to march in the Day of Portugal Parade that took place Sunday in Somerville and Cambridge.

The parade kicked off around 2 p.m. at Portuguese Square on Concord Avenue in Somerville. From … Read Full Story

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Thousands attend Day of Portugal festivities in Fall River

FALL RIVER — Thousands of people descended upon the Gates of the City plaza last weekend to take part in the Day of Portugal festival, which featured local and international musical acts, traditional foods, some soccer and activities for the … Read Full Story

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Memories of loss will fill Provincetown’s Portuguese Square this year

Memories of loss will fill Provincetown’s Portuguese Square this year

PROVINCETOWN — The loss of the fishing vessel Patricia Marie off Nauset Beach in October 1976 left an indelible mark on this town, and remains a symbol of the hazards of the fishing life. In the decade afterward, there were … Read Full Story

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Journey through alcohol abuse

Journey through alcohol abuse

FALL RIVER – Alberta Sequeira, an author and speaker of the affects of alcoholism on families, said that her pain has also been rewarding in a way.
“It’s funny how we don’t really sit back and look at ourselves,” said … Read Full Story

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Day of Portugal Parade brings color, music to Providence

Day of Portugal Parade brings color, music to Providence

Providence came alive on Sunday with the colors of Portugal and the sound of traditional Portuguese music as the Day of Portugal Parade made its way through downtown streets. The parade was preceded by a speaking program outside of the … Read Full Story

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U.S. Ambassador to Portugal wagers friendly Euro2016 bet

U.S. Ambassador to Portugal wagers friendly Euro2016 bet

U.S. Ambassador to Portugal Robert Sherman has made a friendly wager with US Ambassadors to Iceland, Austria and Hungary that Portugal will be the winner of Euro2016 Group F. Check it out here

 

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New Bedford Day of Portugal 5K Road Race/Walk hailed as a sucess

New Bedford Day of Portugal 5K Road Race/Walk hailed as a sucess

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

Last year’s winner Andy Sukeforth, 24, of Middleboro, won the race again … Read Full Story

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BCC, Camões Institute sign protocol

BCC, Camões Institute sign protocol

FALL RIVER — Bristol Community College and Portugal´s Camões Institute for Cooperation and Language signed a protocol of cooperation Wednesday at the college’s LusoCentro, agreeing to work together to support the dissemination of the Portuguese language and Lusophone culture.
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18 honored at Heritage Day of Portugal at the State House in Boston

18 honored at Heritage Day of Portugal at the State House in Boston

BOSTON – For the 32nd year in a row, Luso-Americans were celebrated at the Massachusetts State House during the Heritage Day of Portugal on June 7.
Following an opening benediction by one of this year’s honorees, Father Walter Carreiro of … Read Full Story

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Académica’s revival to cost $2 million, fundraiser planned

Académica’s revival to cost $2 million, fundraiser planned

FALL RIVER — Junior Paquette says it will take about $2 million to bring the Associação Académica back to life.

The interior of the multi-storey club, located at 627 S. Main St., had to be completely gutted as a result … Read Full Story

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Peter Pereira, Helena DaSilva Hughes honored by Portuguese government

Peter Pereira, Helena DaSilva Hughes honored by Portuguese government

NEW BEDFORD — Award-winning Standard-Times photographer Peter Pereira and Helena DaSilva Hughes, executive director of the Immigrants’ Assistance Center, were honored Thursday night by the Portuguese government.

Pereira was awarded the Order of Prince Henry the Navigator, officer level, one … Read Full Story

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Ronaldo back for Portugal with 2 goals in 7-0 win vs Estonia

Ronaldo back for Portugal with 2 goals in 7-0 win vs Estonia

LISBON, Portugal (AP) – Cristiano Ronaldo’s two first-half goals in 10 minuteshelped Portugal to a 7-0 demolition of Estonia on Wednesday in the hosts’ last warmup game before the European Championship.

Ronaldo marked his return to the Portugal squad … Read Full Story

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Principal Garcia brings a world of experience to Mass. high school

Principal Garcia brings a world of experience to Mass. high school

REVERE, Mass. — Cape Verde native Lourenço Garcia has come a long way since his days on the island of Fogo and in a family farm in Angola, growing up in a family of 10 children. Six years ago, he … Read Full Story

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