A business like no other

A business like no other

PAWTUCKET — In the United States, there is only one place where you can go if you want to see the curing process for codfish in action.

“We’re the only place in the U.S. that dries codfish,” said Manuel Rodrigues, … Read Full Story

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Tenor Fernando Guimarães ready to tackle “Ulysses” demands

Tenor Fernando Guimarães ready to tackle “Ulysses” demands

BOSTON — The Odyssey will be coming to life at the Boston Conservatory next week. The only difference is that in this version Ulysses is Portuguese, not Greek, sort of.

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Statement by the President on the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing

Statement by the President on the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing

A year ago, tragedy struck at the 117th Boston Marathon.  Four innocent people were killed that week, and hundreds more were wounded.  Today, we remember Krystle Campbell, Lingzi Lu, Martin Richard, and Sean Collier.  And we send our thoughts … Read Full Story

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Six members of the community recognized at MAPS Awards Gala

Six members of the community recognized at MAPS Awards Gala

BOSTON — Last Saturday, the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) invited those who attended their annual gala to be ‘United by Passion.’ Those passions being soccer and helping out their community in this case.

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DHS secretary reevaluating deportation priorities

DHS secretary reevaluating deportation priorities

WASHINGTON (AP) – Homeland Security Secretary Jeh  Johnson says he’s re-evaluating the Obama administration’s deportation priorities to make sure they’re focused on national security, public safety and border security.

Johnson spoke Wednesday after a closed-door meeting with Latino members of Congress who’ve … Read Full Story

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Lajes Air Field subject of discussion at the Pentagon

Lajes Air Field subject of discussion at the Pentagon

WASHINGTON — Lajes Air Base was one of the main issues brought to the table as Portuguese Minister of Defense José Pedro Aguiar-Branco was welcomed to the Pentagon by U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel last Tuesday.

Although he declined to … Read Full Story

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Job creation a top priority, says new U.S. ambassador to Portugal: Rhode islanders rub elbows with Ambassador Robert Sherman at meet and greet event

Job creation a top priority, says new U.S. ambassador to Portugal: Rhode islanders rub elbows with Ambassador Robert Sherman at meet and greet event

EAST PROVIDENCE — Social, political and academic leaders were at the Brightridge Club on Saturday afternoon in order to simultaneously welcome and bid adieu to the newly appointed U.S. Ambassador to Portugal, Robert Sherman, a prominent Obama bundler and Boston … Read Full Story

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Hundreds expected at the Mass. State House for Immigrants Day

Hundreds expected at the Mass. State House for Immigrants Day

BOSTON — The 18th Annual Immigrants Day at the State House will be happening April 8 and there is a full plate of demands that activists will be presenting to legislators during this celebration.

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US fans buy most World Cup tickets outside Brazil

US fans buy most World Cup tickets outside Brazil

FIFA says people in the United States have bought more than three times more World Cup tickets than any other nation except for tournament host Brazil.

Football’s governing body said Tuesday that of the 2,577,662 tickets allocated for this year’s

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Bishops seek immigration reform during border trip

Bishops seek immigration reform during border trip

PHOENIX (AP) — Less than a week after President Barack Obama discussed immigration reform in a meeting with Pope Francis, a delegation of Roman Catholic leaders is visiting the U.S.-Mexico border Tuesday to raise awareness about the plight of immigrants … Read Full Story

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‘US-EU trade treaty a great opportunity for the Azores’

‘US-EU trade treaty a great opportunity for the Azores’

DARTMOUTH — The European Union-U.S. free trade deal currently in the works would be “an important development opportunity for the Azores,” according to Duarte Freitas, member of the Regional parliament of the Azores and chairman of the Social Democratic Party … Read Full Story

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Superman artwork of JFK makes it to his library

Superman artwork of JFK makes it to his library

BOSTON (AP) — Superman has finally soared into the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston.

Legendary comic book artist Al Plastino thought he donated the 10 hand-drawn comic strips of Superman teaming up with John F. Kennedy

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Ambassador to Portugal enjoying his new assignment

Ambassador to Portugal enjoying his new assignment

FALL RIVER — The new ambassador to Portugal, Robert Sherman, told a crowd at the Academica Club on Wednesday that his priorities are to create jobs on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.

“I’m the United States ambassador and my … Read Full Story

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Immigrant activists push to stop deportations

Immigrant activists push to stop deportations

DENVER (AP) — President Barack Obama’s surprise announcement last week that his administration would change its deportation policy to become more “humane” shows how the immigration battle has narrowed after months of congressional deadlock.

As recently as last year, immigrant

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Kennedy Center to highlight the cultures of Portugal and Spain

Kennedy Center to highlight the cultures of Portugal and Spain

WASHINGTON  — Artists from Portugal and Spain will be a centerpiece of the Kennedy Center’s next season, along with a first for the performing arts giant: its own new musical.

The 2014-2015 season, announced Tuesday, includes an ambitious slate of … Read Full Story

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MAPS to honor six local community activists

MAPS to honor six local community activists

BOSTON — The 2014 Awards Gala of the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) will be bringing far flinging cultures from all over the world with the theme of the event being “United by Passion.” That passion happens to be … Read Full Story

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Volunteers help revamp Cape Verde legal system

Volunteers help revamp Cape Verde legal system

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — David Soares was honored to receive the chance to provide service to his country of birth, Cape Verde.

“It was an incredible honor and I have just been so impressed with the enthusiasm that I

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Immigration detainees continue hunger strike

Immigration detainees continue hunger strike

TACOMA,Wash. (AP) — A hunger strike at the Northwest Detention Center entered a third day Sunday as hundreds of detainees protested their treatment and called for an end to deportations.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said a lockdown announced

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