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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80 Romeiros take to the streets of Pawtucket

80 Romeiros take to the streets of Pawtucket

PAWTUCKET —Wrapped in colorful shawls, while praying and singing hymns in Portuguese, around than 80 men, women and children took to the streets of Pawtucket last Sunday to keep a centuries-old Azorean faith tradition alive in the New World.

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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 — This past Saturday, the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) held their annual awards gala at the Boston Renaissance Hotel. Approximately 420 people attended the event, many with glittering soccer pins to reflect the theme of the night, … Read Full Story

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Romeiros make journey of faith

Romeiros make journey of faith

BRISTOL — Wrapped in colorful shawls, while praying and singing hymns in Portuguese, more than 40 men, women and children took to the streets of Bristol last Sunday to keep a centuries-old Azorean faith tradition alive in the New World.… Read Full Story

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Flamengo scores late to win Rio state title

Flamengo scores late to win Rio state title

SÃO PAULO (AP) — Flamengo scored in stoppage time to draw 1-1 with Vasco da Gama on Sunday and win the Rio de Janeiro state championship for a record 33rd time.

Midfielder Marcio Araujo scored the equalizer in the first

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Benfica wins 2-0 at Arouca to close in on title

Benfica wins 2-0 at Arouca to close in on title

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Benfica won 2-0 at Arouca on Sunday to close to within two points of its first Portuguese league title since 2010.

Forward Rodrigo Moreno scored Benfica’s first goal in first-half injury time, and Nicolas Gaitan sealed

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Sporting beats Gil Vicente 2-0 to stay in 2nd

Sporting beats Gil Vicente 2-0 to stay in 2nd

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Sporting Gijon beat Gil Vicente 2-0 at home on Saturday to close on securing a second-place finish in the Portuguese league and resulting automatic Champions League berth.

Sporting cut league leader Benfica’s advantage to four points

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Local relationship “strategic” for FLAD

Local relationship “strategic” for FLAD

DARTMOUTH — The new president of the Luso American Foundation, Dr. Vasco Rato, says his institution will not only continue to have an active role in this region under his leadership, but will also seek local input as it moves … Read Full Story

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“You cannot fight for science without being political,” says former Portuguese Science and Technology Minister at Brown

“You cannot fight for science without being political,”  says former Portuguese Science and Technology Minister at Brown

PROVIDENCE — Former Portuguese Minister of Science and Technology and Higher Education, José Mariano Gago, was at Brown Wednesday afternoon to speak to a room of 20 people about the necessity to make science accessible to the greater populace and … Read Full Story

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Diman students’ work to be showcased at Logan airport, in national magazine

Diman students’ work to be showcased  at Logan airport, in national magazine

FALL RIVER — The Scholarship City is about to have its own place on the international scene. At least, in the International Terminal of the General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport in Boston.
Carpentry students at Diman Regional Vocational Technical … Read Full Story

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Injured Ronaldo likely to miss Copa final

Injured Ronaldo likely to miss Copa final

MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is likely to miss Wednesday’s Copa del Rey final against Barcelona due to a leg injury.

Madrid says medical scans Thursday on the Portugal international revealed a muscle injury in his left

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Decree: Brazilian banks must be open during World Cup

Decree: Brazilian banks must be open during World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian banks will be required to stay open on working days during the World Cup, even when Brazil plays a match.

Brazil’s Central Bank said Wednesday that banks can reduce their opening hours to four … Read Full Story

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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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Coach Bento extends contract with Portugal

Coach Bento extends contract with Portugal

LISBON, Portugal (AP) – Paulo Bento has signed a contract extension that will see him remain in charge of the Portuguese national football team for an additional two years.

The Portuguese Football Federation announced Wednesday it is extending the 44-year-old coach’s contract … Read Full Story

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Former Guinea-Bissau president Kumba Yala dies

Former Guinea-Bissau president Kumba Yala dies

BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau (AP) — State media in the tiny West African nation of Guinea-Bissau has announced that former President Kumba Yala has died.

Yala, who was elected in 2000 and later ousted in a military coup three years later, died

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U-8 Fall River girls win Sherwood Tournament

U-8 Fall River girls win Sherwood Tournament

Add the U-8 Fall River girls to the list of local teams that have enjoyed success during the indoor season as they prepare to head outdoors and take on the challenges of a very competitive Spring.

The local side earned … Read Full Story

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Magician Jim Rainho retires after 66 years

Magician Jim Rainho retires after 66 years

MEDFORD —After 66 years as a professional magician and performing more than 20,000 shows, Jim Rainho hung up his wand after performing his last show at the Nahant Public Library.

“It was fitting doing my last show at the Nahant … Read Full Story

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New anthology celebrates Portuguese-American poets

New anthology celebrates Portuguese-American poets

PROVIDENCE — For almost 34 years, Gávea-Brown Publications has been capitalizing on the artistic talents of the Portuguese-American communities. In one of their most recent collections, “The Gávea-Brown Book of Portuguese-American Poetry,” editors Alice R. Clemente and George Monteiro sought … Read Full Story

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