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.

Here are some images of the procession.  (Please click twice on each … Read Full Story

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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.
Founded in 1986, the Great Feast of the Holy Ghost of New England attracts thousands to Kennedy Park in Fall … Read Full Story

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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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Carnation Revolution´s strategist to visit region

Carnation Revolution´s strategist to visit region

DARTMOUTH — The man considered to be the chief strategist of the Carnation Revolution in Portugal in 1974 — which led to the establishment of democracy after 40 years of authoritarian rule — will be visiting Massachusetts in September.
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Portugal bank collapse and rescue raises questions

Portugal bank collapse and rescue raises questions

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A new Portuguese bank appeared Monday, born from the ruins of a collapsed business empire, and declared on its website that it was now “stronger and safer.”

Investors rattled by the eurozone’s latest financial drama will, however, need … Read Full Story

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Grand 100th celebration

Grand 100th celebration

NEW BEDFORD — Rain did not dampen spirits at the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament’s parade on Sunday afternoon.
The five-division parade stepped off just after 3 p.m. from Brooklawn Park, making its way down Acushnet Avenue towards the feast … Read Full Story

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U.S. Ambassador´s wife promotes innovative mentoring program for Portuguese businesswomen

U.S. Ambassador´s wife promotes innovative  mentoring program for Portuguese businesswomen

NEW BEDFORD — Kim Sawyer, wife of the U.S. Ambassador to Portugal and successful businesswoman, said she plans to expand her mentoring of other U.S. women business proprietors to female business owners and entrepreneurs in Portugal.

Sawyer, who arrived in … Read Full Story

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MFF seeks local partners

MFF seeks local  partners

Madeira Film Festival begins U.S. tour in New Bedford

NEW BEDFORD — The Madeira Film Festival is expanding into new territory and is looking for partners in the United States to help them promote Portugal’s beauty and culture through film, … Read Full Story

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