Multi-lingual police connect with immigrant community

Multi-lingual police connect with  immigrant community

MILFORD — In 2000, Rafael Faria had no intention of becoming a police officer. The 16-year-old had just arrived in the U.S., where he eventually became a restaurant manager until his Bridge Program, designed to improve relationships between the Marlborough … Read Full Story

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Workplace deaths mourned in Boston, several Portuguese among victims

Workplace deaths mourned in Boston, several Portuguese among victims

BOSTON — Cries of “Si, se puede” rang out from the Statehouse steps Tuesday afternoon as more than 100 people gathered to mourn those who lost their lives at work last year.
The slogan, Spanish for “Yes, we can,” was … Read Full Story

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FC Porto will play in Conn. and N.J. in July

FC Porto will play in Conn. and N.J. in July

Portuguese power FC Porto, currently in second place in the Portuguese League, will be participating in the 2015 International Champions Cup North America.
Each team will play four matches and the club with the most points at the end of … Read Full Story

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Soccer legends from Portugal and Greece to battle it out in Mass.

Soccer legends from Portugal and Greece to battle it out in Mass.

Lawrence — The Legends Cup match-up between Portugal and Greece will be coming to Lawrence to face off at Veterans Memorial Stadium on June 12 at 7 p.m.

Legendary stars expected from Portugal include Nuno Gomes, Maniche, Fernando Couto, Rui … Read Full Story

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Music and glamour take center stage at IPMA Awards

Music and glamour take center stage at IPMA Awards

NEW BEDFORD — The International Portuguese Music Awards brought an extra dose of Hollywood glamour and glitz to Downtown New Bedford last Saturday night as the stars came out and the red carpet was rolled out for the sold-out ceremony … Read Full Story

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Rededication of synagogue marks milestone for Azorean Jewish heritage

Rededication of synagogue marks milestone for Azorean Jewish heritage

PONTA DELGADA, Azores — The expulsion of Jews from Portugal at the outset of the Inquisition in 1496 gained a significant and symbolic reversal with the rededication Thursday of the oldest synagogue in this country.

People of multiple cultures and

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Glamour meets generosity at MAPS Awards Gala

Glamour meets generosity at MAPS Awards Gala

Five individuals recognized for contributions to the Lusophone communities

BOSTON — Paulo Pinto, executive director of Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers, could not help but smile last Saturday as he watched people being photographed and walking on the red carpet … Read Full Story

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LALIS wants to be closer to the community, boost membership

LALIS wants to be closer to the community, boost membership

LEXINGTON — Anthony Pio has covered a lot of ground since moving here from California to take on the duties of Director of Fraternal Services and Public Relations for the Luso-American Life Insurance Society on the East Coast 10 months … Read Full Story

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Lisbon’s Farra Fanfarra to bring energetic performance to the region

Lisbon’s Farra Fanfarra to bring energetic performance to the region

FALL RIVER — Don’t let the name fool you. Farra Fanfarra is not your traditional Portuguese band — not by a long shot.

The Lisbon-based hip brass band has been turning heads all over Portugal for several years with its … Read Full Story

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Kerry meets with Portugal’s Foreign Minister

Kerry meets with Portugal’s Foreign Minister

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry welcomed Portuguese Minister of State and Foreign Affairs Rui Machete to the State Department today.

“I’m delighted to be able to have a chance to talk with him about important issues between … Read Full Story

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Locals head to the Azores for synagogue inauguration

Locals head to the Azores for synagogue inauguration

80-plus member delegation to arrive in Ponta Delgada on Wednesday

PONTA DELGADA — After nearly 60 years of silence, the Shaar Hashomayum Synagogue in Ponta Delgada, Azores, will once again be filled with the sounds of prayers and hymns, when … Read Full Story

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Study: Cape Verde could nearly eradicate HIV by 2021

Study: Cape Verde could nearly eradicate HIV by 2021

PROVIDENCE — Cape Verde could nearly eradicate HIV by 2021 if it can scale up four prevention strategies already underway on the archipelago, according to a new Brown University study.

Using computer simulations of epidemics that can model individual behaviors … Read Full Story

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Hundreds attend Gastronomy and Folklore Festival

Hundreds attend Gastronomy and Folklore Festival

CENTRAL FALLS — Several hundred people turned out April 12 for the Festival of Gastronomy and Folklore at the Club Sport União Madeirense.

Between bites of bacalhau, alcatra and other traditional dishes made by various organizations, festivalgoers enjoyed the lively … Read Full Story

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RIC Portuguese Honor Society inducts new members, announces Lima Scholarship winners

RIC Portuguese Honor Society inducts new members, announces Lima Scholarship winners

PROVIDENCE —Rhode Island College’s Portuguese Studies Program inducted three students and three honorary members into the Sigma Chapter of the Phi Lambda Beta Portuguese Honor Society on Wednesday, April 8. The ceremony also included recognition of the 2015 recipients of … Read Full Story

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Immigrants find education and opportunity in Greater Taunton

Immigrants find education and opportunity in Greater Taunton

TAUNTON — As immigrant families come to Taunton, one of the first people they often meet is Carmen Maldonado, the community liaison for the city’s public school system.
Maldonado helps introduce them to the school system, but also tries to … Read Full Story

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Quaresma gets 2 as Porto beats Bayern 3-1 in Champs League

Quaresma gets 2 as Porto beats Bayern 3-1 in Champs League

PORTO, Portugal (AP) – Two goals from Ricardo Quaresma in the first 10 minutes helped FC Porto to a surprise 3-1 win over Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal on Wednesday.

Bayern, a five-time European … Read Full Story

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UMass Dartmouth, Azorean nursing students share experiences

UMass Dartmouth, Azorean nursing students share experiences

DARTMOUTH — UMass Dartmouth nursing students who recently visited the Azores as part of a new exchange program say the experience has impacted them in ways that will stick with them for life.

“We went there for specific reasons, but … Read Full Story

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Fall River U-10 team competes in soccer tournament in the Azores

Fall River U-10 team competes in soccer tournament in the Azores

During five days, 13 youngsters from Fall River United — a U-10 team from the Fall River Youth Soccer Association — lived the dream of competing in an international tournament as they travelled to São Miguel, Azores, to play in … Read Full Story

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