Local players head to Colorado to defend their national title this weekend

Local players head to Colorado to defend their national title this weekend

Before heading to Aurora, Colo., where they will defend the U.S. Club Soccer National Cup title that they won last year, five local players won the tune up, the GPS Summer College Showcase Tournament, played last weekend in Lancaster, Mass.… Read Full Story

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Meet Monica Sousa, Fall River´s new community outreach coordinator

Meet Monica Sousa, Fall River´s new community outreach coordinator

FALL RIVER — It’s the day after the Fourth of July, and lifetime city resident Monica Sousa was on her first day on the job as the new Community Development Agency’s Community Development Outreach Coordinator, checking out what was also … Read Full Story

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Diplomats:Ex-Portuguese minister tops poll for next UN chief

Diplomats:Ex-Portuguese minister tops poll for next UN chief

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – Portugal’s former prime minister Antonio Guterres topped the first informal poll to succeed Ban Ki-moon as the next U.N. secretary-general on Jan. 1 followed by Slovenia’s former president Danilo Turk.

Two diplomats, speaking on condition of … Read Full Story

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Bill offers new approach to ELL education

Bill offers new approach to ELL education

A pending bill on Beacon Hill could significantly alter the way educators teach children who arrive at school speaking little or no English.
“As a whole, we wanted to have more flexibility,” said state Sen. Sal DiDomenico, D-Everett. “Every kid … Read Full Story

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Provincetown puts Portuguese pride on display

Provincetown puts Portuguese pride on display

The Provincetown Portuguese Festival was nothing short of pride and excitement last weekend, as Commercial Street became dressed with Portuguese flags and Barcelos roosters.
Committee member Liliana de Sousa says “the festival is a wonderful way to share Portuguese heritage … Read Full Story

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A Madeiran toast to America

A Madeiran toast to America

As the Founding Fathers did in 1776 after signing the Declaration of Indepen-dence, Portugal’s ambassador to the United States and Portuguese consuls across the region are raising a glass of Madeira wine this week in a “Toast to America.”
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Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley decorated by Portuguese president

Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley decorated  by Portuguese president

LISBON — Boston Archbishop Sean Patrick O’Malley was decorated by the Portuguese President in Lisbon on Tuesday.
President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, who awarded O’Malley the Great Cross of the Order of Prince Henry, praised the cardinal for “mentoring and … Read Full Story

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Immigration rhetoric motivating more to become U.S. citizens

Immigration rhetoric motivating more to become U.S. citizens

In the first quarter of the year, citizenship application rates in Massachusetts and around the country have skyrocketed. Local experts have tied the rise, in part, to the presidential campaign and the divisive immigration rhetoric of Donald Trump.
From January … Read Full Story

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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.
“Children … Read Full Story

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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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