LISBON, Portugal (AP) – Portugal’s government on Thursday approved a law granting citizenship rights to the descendants of Jews it persecuted 500 years ago, following Spain’s adoption of similar legislation last year.
Cabinet spokesman Luis Marques Guedes said the government … Read Full Storyread more
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration has ordered immigration agents to ask immigrants they encounter living in the country illegally whether they might qualify under President Barack Obama’s plans to avoid deporting them, according to internal training materials obtained by … Read Full Storyread more
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo says the state is continuing its preparations for what she says could be “a very severe and dangerous weather event.”
The state is under a blizzard warning beginning 7 p.m. Monday … Read Full Storyread more
Local groups hold information sessions on Obama´s executive order on immigration
Local immigrant advocates are warning the public of recent reports of scams targeting recent immigrants, and cautioning people about individuals who promise to help them cut to the front … Read Full Storyread more
The last time we heard from the GPS-MA NPL Elite U15 boys team, it had just captured the Massachusetts U15 state title, to earn a spot in the Region 1 Soccer Championships, which were held at the campus of the … Read Full Storyread more
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Republican U.S. House voted Wednesday to overturn President Barack Obama’s key immigration policies, approving legislation that would eliminate new deportation protections for millions and expose hundreds of thousands of younger immigrants to expulsion.
The 236-191 vote … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON (AP) – The Boston Red Sox have promoted Raquel Ferreira to vice president of baseball administration, making her the third woman to be a VP in a major league baseball operations department.
Ferreira is a native of Rhode Island … Read Full Storyread more
Chances are few people ever travel to the other side of the world for a vacation. And what are the chances of an American couple wanting to adopt four orphan children from an obscure place called Kutet or Oecusse in … Read Full Storyread more
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) —A Rhode Island man is trying to sue Cristiano Ronaldo in a dispute over an underwear line, but he can’t get to the international soccer star.
Christopher Renzi sued the Real Madrid forward and a Danish underwear … Read Full Story
Game will be part of the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup
Although the New England Revolution saw their season come to a disappointing end two weeks ago, when they fell 2-1 in the second over-time period to new MLS champion Los … Read Full Storyread more
It’s a billion-dollar industry that continues to grow, but is it gambling?
With an estimated 41.5 million players in the United States, fantasy sports are seemingly everywhere. The recent explosion of new variations of the games, however, raises questions for … Read Full Storyread more
HUDSON – For the fifth time in as many years, Hudson High School students and science teacher Peter Vacchina have been invited to represent America at the prestigious UNESCO science conference in Portugal this January.
“It makes our community and … Read Full Story
BOSTON (AP) – With a month to go before he’s sworn in as Massachusetts’ 72nd governor, Republican Charlie Baker is facing an array of challenges – from narrowing a stubborn racial achievement gap in the schools to assuming oversight of … Read Full Storyread more
SEATTLE (AP) – At a time when millions of immigrants want to stay in the United States, Yury Decyatnik just wants to leave, but can’t.
He has been under a final order of removal from the United States for over … Read Full Storyread more
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Former Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates has been detained by police as part of an investigation into corruption, money-laundering and tax fraud, Portugal’s Attorney-General’s office said Saturday.
Socrates, who was Portugal’s prime minister from 2005… Read Full Story
Charles Crowley, a former Taunton mayor and city councilor, died Thursday night in a Boston hospital after undergoing a triple-bypass heart surgery, according to Taunton Mayor Thomas Hoye Jr.
Crowley was 60.
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“Charlie personified what’s great about this community,” Hoye
My fellow Americans, tonight, I’d like to talk with you about immigration.
For more than 200 years, our tradition of welcoming immigrants from around the world has given us a tremendous advantage over other nations. It’s kept us youthful, dynamic, … Read Full Storyread more
Group helps veterans apply for V.A. benefits
NEW BEDFORD — Larry Costa, a Vietnam-era veteran, says he has been “lost” trying to navigate the Veteran Administration’s maze of websites and veterans information centers in search of healthcare and other benefits.… Read Full Storyread more