Somerset parades St. John of God

Somerset parades St. John of God

SOMERSET — There was plenty of food, music, games and a procession at the St. John of God Feast, this past weekend. Here are some images of the feast at the Portuguese parish.… Read Full Story

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Holy Ghost Brotherhood of Charity celebrates Holy Ghost

Holy Ghost Brotherhood of Charity celebrates Holy Ghost

EAST PROVIDENCE – The Holy Ghost Brotherhood of Charity held its annual feast last weekend. This year’s mordoma was its former president Lydia Alves. Here are some images from the celebration.… Read Full Story

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Our Lady of Light of Fall River celebrates Holy Ghost

Our Lady of Light of Fall River celebrates Holy Ghost

FALL RIVER — The Our Lady of Light of Fall River held its traditional Feast of the Holy Spirit Empire Saint Peter last weekend. This year’s mordomos were Maria and José Toledo. Here are some images from the feast procession.… Read Full Story

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6 South Americans refuse to return to Donetsk club

6 South Americans refuse to return to Donetsk club

MOSCOW (AP) — Six South Americans — five Brazilians and one Argentine — have refused to return to Ukraine to play for their football club in the troubled city of Donetsk, risking possible fines and suspensions for breach of contract.… Read Full Story

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Reports: Brazil to name Dunga as coach

Reports: Brazil to name Dunga as coach

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil is set to name its new national team coach, with reports suggesting Carlos Dunga is likely to return to the post.

Brazil will announce a coach on Tuesday to succeed Luiz Felipe Scolari, who

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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.
For the next three days, Hodgson … Read Full Story

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Minimum wage increase will affect cities like Taunton more than others

Minimum wage increase will affect cities like Taunton more than others

When the new minimum wage increase goes into effect, areas of the state, including Taunton, may experience bigger economic impacts than others.

When the new minimum wage increase goes into effect, areas of the state including Taunton may experience bigger … Read Full Story

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Going back to her roots

Going back to her roots

Author pens books about Cape Verde, uses proceeds to purchase clothing, food, books for children there.

CENTRAL FALLS — Ever since she was 21, Candida Lomba has lived in Puerto Rico. Yet she never forgot her roots on the Cape … Read Full Story

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Cliches are sometimes true

Cliches are sometimes true

Fado expresses the soul of Portugal

DARTMOUTH — Rodrigo Costa Felix has been involved with fado ever since he was a young boy.

“My interest started very early on,” said the 42-year-old fadista. “My father had a Fado House.”

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Global stocks rebound after Portuguese bank scare

Global stocks rebound after Portuguese bank scare

BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks rebounded Monday from jitters about a struggling Portuguese bank as investors looked ahead to a busy week of data releases in the U.S., China and Europe.

Oil fell but stayed above $100 after tumbling more

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Where, oh where has the beluga whale gone?

Where, oh where has the beluga whale gone?

Mystic Aquarium official says last reported sighting occurred a week ago in Fall River

Have you spotted the Taunton River beluga whale lately?

It seems no one has made a new sighting since the marine mammal was observed in Fall … Read Full Story

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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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Representative Cabral honors 2014 New Bedford Idol winner at the State House

Representative Cabral honors 2014 New Bedford Idol winner at the State House

BOSTON — The Massachusetts House of Representatives honored New Bedford Idol winner Seth Sweeney and runner up Micheyla Hardy recently at the State House. Seth and Micheyla were selected over 29 other talented contestants vying for this year’s title.

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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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Vatican bank’s profit takes big dip amid reform

Vatican bank’s profit takes big dip amid reform

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican bank on Tuesday reported a big drop in profits as Pope Francis presses reforms to make the scandal-tainted institution more transparent.

The bank, formally called Institute for Religious Works, said its net profit in

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Neymar injury sends host Brazil into somber mood

Neymar injury sends host Brazil into somber mood

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A somber mood spread over Brazil on Saturday as football fans came to grips with the loss of Neymar, the superstar striker who was knocked out of the World Cup with a fractured vertebra.

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