Parishioners go to Pope to save St. John’s Church

Parishioners go to Pope to save St. John’s Church

NEW BEDFORD — Although the Apostolic Signatura — the Vatican’s highest court — did reject an appeal by the Friends of St. John the Baptist to have the suppression of their parish repealed, the group says they’re not done yet.… Read Full Story

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Sheriff in Texas discussing border security

Sheriff in Texas discussing border security

Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson is one of six sheriffs from across the country who are visiting the Rio Grande Valley this week to discuss border security with federal and state law enforcement authorities.
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Spirited celebration planned for the 80th Feast of the Holy Ghost in Taunton

Spirited celebration planned for the 80th Feast of the Holy Ghost in Taunton

TAUNTON — The Holy Ghost Festa in East Taunton is celebrating its 80th anniversary this weekend, July 11 to 13.

This three-day celebration of faith is held on the second week in July each year and is organized by the … Read Full Story

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Cape Verdeans commemorate their independence

Cape Verdeans commemorate their independence

NEW BEDFORD — Last Saturday, July 5, was the 39th anniversary of Cape Verde’s independence from Portugal. Yet it was the 42nd anniversary of the Cape Verdean Recognition Parade, bringing thousands out into the streets to enjoy the festivities. The … Read Full Story

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Catholic court upholds decision to close New Bedford’s St. John the Baptist

Catholic court upholds decision to close New Bedford’s St. John the Baptist

NEW BEDFORD — The Catholic Church’s highest judicial body has rejected the final appeal of the parishioners to keep St. John the Baptist Church open.

The Apostolic Signatura’s secretary, Archbishop Frans Daneels, wrote to Bishop George Coleman in April to … Read Full Story

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Brazilian Bishop to lead F.R. Diocese

Brazilian Bishop to lead F.R. Diocese

Edgar Moreira da Cunha named to throne

FALL RIVER — The Diocese of Fall River is up for new leadership in September as Bishop George Coleman steps down and Bishop Edgar Moreira Da Cunha takes his place.

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LA police won’t heed immigration hold requests

LA police won’t heed immigration hold requests

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police say they will no longer hold immigrants simply on a request from federal immigration authorities.

The Police Department said Monday it will now only honor requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement to keep

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Double disappointment at the World Cup, First Portugal, then USA are sent home

Double disappointment at the World Cup, First Portugal, then USA are sent home

For most local fans, the enjoyment of watching their favorite team in the World Cup is now over. Portugal, considered an outside favorite before the tournament started, although most critics warned that the team was very dependent on mega star … Read Full Story

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Wareham celebrates rich 275-year history, diversity

Wareham celebrates rich 275-year history, diversity

WAREHAM — This year, the Wareham Summer Celebration will be celebrating the 275th anniversary of the town’ founding with a good helping of cachupa and linguiça.

“It’s basically about the establishment of our town 275 years ago,” said Rudy Santos, … Read Full Story

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New Bedford native ‘seeing the world’ from USS George Washington

New Bedford native ‘seeing the world’ from USS George Washington

PACIFIC OCEAN — Cape Verdeans were certainly in the United States when George Washington led the Continental Army and was the nations’ commander-in-chief. Now, the islands have some representation on the ship named after the man.

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New bilingual children´s book features Portuguese-American experience

New bilingual children´s book features Portuguese-American experience

SAN JOSÉ, Calif. — A couple years ago, Kate Morejohn had an idea for a children’s book featuring a Portuguese-speaking family living in California, and she ran with it.

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Immigration activists descend on Beacon Hill

Immigration activists descend on Beacon Hill

BOSTON — A number of individuals who lost relatives to deportation were joined last Saturday in Boston by dozens of activists  from various immigrant rights organizations and faith-based organizations for a march demanding an end to deportations and family separation.… Read Full Story

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Learning volumes about family history

Learning volumes about family history

UMD’s Portuguese American Archives receive microfilms of Azorean vital records

DARTMOUTH — Thanks to the donation of a collection of microfilmed reproductions of thousands of original birth, death and marriage records from Azores, the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese American Archives is taking … Read Full Story

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Portugal takes over Provincetown

Portugal takes over Provincetown

Over the weekend, Provincetown hosted the annual Provincetown Portuguese Festival. With the smell of bifanas in the air and the folkloric dances parading down the street, a great time was had by all.

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Horace Silver, pioneering jazz pianist, dies at 85

Horace Silver, pioneering jazz pianist, dies at 85

Horace Silver, a pianist, composer and band leader with a tireless inventiveness who influenced generations of jazzmen with his distinctive hard bop sound, has died. He was 85.

The Westchester County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed that Silver died Wednesday in

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US World Cup players buoyed by large audience

US World Cup players buoyed by large audience

SÃO PAULO (AP) — The last time the U.S. played in a World Cup in Brazil, just one American reporter was on hand, using vacation time and paying his own way.

Sixty-four years later, about 100 credentialed U.S. media members

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Hitting the books

Hitting the books

Language barrier is biggest hurdle in immigrants’ involvement in their kids’ education

PROVIDENCE — The students at the English for Action (EFA) facility, located on the Manton Avenue Flea Market, 122 Manton Ave., listen intently to Ana Ramirez in spite … Read Full Story

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Germany beats the United States 1-0 in Group G

Germany beats the United States 1-0 in Group G

RECIFE, Brazil (AP) — Thomas Mueller scored his fourth goal of the World Cup on Friday as Germany defeated the United States 1-0 to win Group G ahead of the Americans, who also advanced to the knockout stage of the … Read Full Story

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