Democrat takes on Cianci for Providence mayor

Democrat takes on Cianci for Providence mayor

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The man taking on former mayor and twice-convicted felon Buddy Cianci in the race for mayor of Providence is a Harvard-educated law professor who grew up poor, the son of Guatemalan immigrants.

Democrat Jorge Elorza has … Read Full Story

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FLAD launches program to attract US college students

FLAD launches program to attract US college students

LISBON — Very few American students who decide to study abroad select Portuguese universities, and the Luso American Foundation (FLAD) of Lisbon is looking to change that trend.
According to the Institute of International Education’s annual report of 2011/2012, about … Read Full Story

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Rapoza, Pope discuss criminal justice issues

Rapoza, Pope discuss criminal justice issues

Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court Phillip Rapoza met yesterday morning with Pope Francis in a private audience held at the Vatican.

Judge Rapoza, who chairs the International Penal and Penitentiary Foundation (IPPF), was among five delegates from the … Read Full Story

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Monaco draws 0-0 against Benfica in Group C

Monaco draws 0-0 against Benfica in Group C

MONACO (AP) – Monaco failed to break down Benfica’s stubborn defense in a 0-0 draw and slipped to second place in Group C of the Champions League on Wednesday.

Benfica had defender Lisandro Lopez sent off in the … Read Full Story

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Champions League resumes with a flurry of goals; Porto wins, Sporting loses

Champions League resumes with a flurry of goals; Porto wins, Sporting loses

The Champions League returned on Tuesday with a 40-goal bonanza. Bayern Munich beat Roma 7-1 for its biggest victory on the road, and Luiz Adriano scored five times to lead Shakhtar Donetsk to a 7-0 victory at BATE Borisov.

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Raimondo, Fung spar over leadership in TV debate

Raimondo, Fung spar over leadership in TV debate

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Democrat Gina Raimondo and Republican Allan Fung went after each other’s leadership and decision-making in the first televised debate of the Rhode Island governor’s race, while voters also got an introduction to a wild-card Moderate Party … Read Full Story

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Portuguese-American Archives receive $500,000 donation

Portuguese-American Archives receive $500,000 donation

DARTMOUTH — The Ferreira Mendes Portuguese-American Archives at UMass Dartmouth celebrated its 5th anniversary with a $500,000 donation, which will help further develop the largest collection of historical material documenting the experience of Portuguese immigrants and their descendants in the … Read Full Story

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Portuguese Kids partner with non-profit to increase youth voting

Portuguese Kids partner with  non-profit to increase youth voting

LOWELL, Mass. – The Portuguese Kids’ latest video has a serious message — vote, or else!
The Public Service Announcement is a collaboration between The Portuguese Kids and the Portuguese American Citizenship Project (PACP), a non-profit organization working to increase … Read Full Story

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Breaking the silence and HIV stigma

Breaking the silence and HIV stigma

HIV positive for 30 years, Portuguese-American man says fear, ignorance still  a major risk for HIV, AIDS
CENTRAL FALLS — David J. Gonsalves says he lived in his “private prison” for nearly 25 years after being diagnosed with HIV.
“I … Read Full Story

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Candidates for governor joust in Boston debate

Candidates for governor joust in Boston debate

BOSTON (AP) – The candidates running for Massachusetts governor toughened their rhetoric Tuesday during their first Boston televised debate with Republican Charlie Baker and Democrat Martha Coakley battling over health care issues and how best to overhaul the … Read Full Story

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It’s Ronaldo vs. Messi in friendly at Old Trafford

It’s Ronaldo vs. Messi in friendly at Old Trafford

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) – It will be Lionel Messi vs. Cristiano Ronaldo when Argentina faces Portugal in a friendly on Nov. 18 in Manchester, England.

The Argentine Football Association says it is also trying to line up … Read Full Story

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Knee injury forces Coentrao out of Portugal games

Knee injury forces Coentrao out of Portugal games

LISBON, Portugal (AP) – Fabio Coentrao will miss Portugal’s upcoming games against France and Denmark because of a left knee injury.

In Coentrao’s absence, Malaga defender Antunes will likely make his ninth appearance.

Portugal plays France in a friendly Read Full Story

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Sporting signs strategic partnership with New England Revolution

Sporting signs strategic partnership with New England Revolution

Players on loan could arrive as early as January

 

During a press conference held on Wednesday at the Artur Agostinho Auditorium in the Estádio José de Alvalade, in Lisbon, Bruno de Carvalho, President of Sporting Clube de Portugal, announced … Read Full Story

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Revolution, Sporting announce strategic partnership

Revolution, Sporting announce strategic partnership

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Revolution and Portugal’s  Sporting Clube de Portugal (Sporting) have entered into a multiple-year strategic partnership.

Revolution club president Brian Bilello and general manager Michael Burns were in Lisbon on Wednesday for the announcement, which … Read Full Story

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Ellis Island hospital complex to open to visitors

Ellis Island hospital complex to open to visitors

NEW YORK (AP) – The crumbling old sick ward opens off a long hallway, separate from the rest of the Ellis Island hospital complex. Plaster peels from the walls. Broken porcelain light fixtures hang haphazardly above where beds once stood. … Read Full Story

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Ronaldo, Messi take aim at Raul’s CL goal record

Ronaldo, Messi take aim at Raul’s CL goal record

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) – The Champions League returns Tuesday and Wednesday with Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi competing for yet another prize as the rival stars take aim at the tournament’s all-time scoring record.

While the world’s … Read Full Story

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In your community

In your community

UMass Lowell lecture to focus on Crossing Cultures with the Portuguese in Asia, Africa, and the Americas

LOWELL — The Saab-Pedroso Center for Portuguese Culture and Research at UMass Lowell will be presenting a lecture on “A New Hybrid World: … Read Full Story

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The power of kale: Seniors learn to make nutritious meals

The power of kale: Seniors learn to make nutritious meals

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Kale was at the top of the menu recently at the Hazelwood Senior Center.
Seniors learned how to put a new spin on the leafy greens most often used in Portuguese soup as part of … Read Full Story

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