By Michael Fix
Every few years, the issue of birthright citizenship flares briefly but brightly, unleashing a wave of news articles, pronouncements by politicians and pundits, and bills to repeal the guarantee of citizenship bestowed on virtually every single baby … Read Full Storyread more
Living in Fall River has its advantages because we enjoy many colorful activities from different cultures and languages. Each one of us has our favorite event depending on one’s background.
This month alone, our city is celebrating the 50th anniversary … Read Full Story
SEATTLE (AP) – The Seattle Sounders have signed Brazilian midfielder Thomas Jaguaribe Bedinelli, who will be eligible to play immediately.
Seattle announced the signing of the 22-year-old on Monday; he goes simply by Thomas. The Sounders have already … Read Full Storyread more
Five of the biggest banks in the world pleaded guilty last week to criminal charges and essentially admitted they defrauded their customers. What’s significant about this settlement – beyond the $5.6 billion in fines the banks must pay – is … Read Full Storyread more
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Immigrant Entrepreneur of the Year nominations sought
CAMBRIDGE — The fourth annual Immigrant Entrepreneur of the Year awards dinner will be held Thursday, May 7, at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge.
Presented by the Immigrant Learning Center, these awards … Read Full Story
FALL RIVER — A Casa dos Açores da Nova Inglaterra (CANI) levou a efeito no sábado passado, na sua sede em Fall River, a cerimónia de tomada de posse dos seus novos corpos dirigentes.
“Hoje é um dia especial para … Read Full Story
BOSTON (AP) – Gov. Deval Patrick has unveiled his official state portrait.
Patrick hosted an open house Sunday at the Statehouse as he prepares to turn the governor’s office over to Gov.-elect Charlie Baker. The highlight of the … Read Full Storyread more
SAO PAULO (AP) – Three people charged with killing at least two women, eating parts of their bodies and using their flesh to make and sell stuffed pastries went on trial Thursday in northeastern Brazil.
The man, his wife and … Read Full Storyread more
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Rhode Island is getting more than $445,000 in federal funds to improve the quality of the state’s unemployment insurance program.
The funding from the U.S. Labor Department is part of more than $87 million awarded to … Read Full Storyread more
11th Annual Conference on Portuguese Language Education
DARTMOUTH — On Sept. 19, the Department of Portuguese at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth will host the 11th Annual Conference on Portuguese Language Education.
The conference will take place at the Star … Read Full Story
We, the members of the Massachusetts Coastal Caucus, recently learned that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued new regulations for the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan. Recognizing that the regulations would unnecessarily impose significant, negative consequences on our … Read Full Storyread more
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse hosted U.S. Ambassador-designate Robert Sherman in his Washington, D.C. office Tuesday to discuss issues important to Rhode Island’s Portuguese community and the Portuguese people.
“I appreciated the opportunity to talk with Ambassador-designate Sherman,” said … Read Full Storyread more
The gap between the wealthiest residents in Massachusetts and its poorest is the 10th largest in the nation, and one study found the gap is widening here at a faster pace than anywhere else.
Last week, the Massa-chusetts Senate voted … Read Full Storyread more
BRASILIA, BRAZIL (AP) – Results from Brazilian football:
Brazil Serie A
Botafogo 1, Atletico Mineiro 0
Cruzeiro 5, Criciuma 3
Bahia 1, Atletico Paranaense 1
Corinthians 1, Santos 1
Internacional 2, Sao Paulo 3
Ponte Preta … Read Full Storyread more
BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) – Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick in the space of 15 minutes to boost Portugal’s hopes of qualifying for the World Cup with a 4-2 win at nine-man Northern Ireland, while Russia trounced Luxembourg 4-1 … Read Full Storyread more
Madeira Field is a pilgrimage site where families gather every August to celebrate the Portuguese heritage of New Bedford at the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament.
The scent of bayberry leaves affixed to the decorative arches collides with the tangy … Read Full Story
Beginning in 2009, the Senate leadership team reached out to the small businesses in our state and took action to address the concerns they raised. Working in bipartisan cooperation with our partners in the House of Representatives and the Carcieri … Read Full Storyread more