More than 500 attend Great Feast closing banquet

More than 500 attend Great Feast closing banquet

SWANSEA — More than 500 people associated with local Brotherhoods, organizations and music bands gathered at the Venus de Milo in Swansea last Monday night for the Closing Banquet of the Great Feast of the Holy Ghost of New England.… Read Full Story

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UMD and UA launch new exchange program

UMD and UA launch new exchange program

DARTMOUTH — As the world has become a “global village,” UMass Dartmouth’s College of Nursing Assistant Professor Maryellen Brisbois maintains that it is more important than ever that nurses are culturally competent to care for all types of patients.
Starting … Read Full Story

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White House preps legal case for immigration shift

White House preps legal case for immigration shift

WASHINGTON (AP) – With impeachment threats and potential lawsuits looming, President Barack Obama knows whatever executive actions he takes on immigration will face intense opposition. So as a self-imposed, end-of-summer deadline to act approaches, Obama’s lawyers are carefully crafting a … Read Full Story

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Mass. Democratic Attorney General Candidates Healey Tolman tangle at debate

Mass. Democratic Attorney General Candidates Healey Tolman tangle at debate

BOSTON — Democrats Warren Tolman and Maura Healey, locked in one of the fiercest primary struggles of this year’s election cycle, clashed Tuesday in a feisty debate in which Healey accused Tolman of trying to gloss over his record as … Read Full Story

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Massachusetts licenses spurned by feds

Massachusetts licenses spurned by feds

BOSTON (AP) – Massachusetts residents are finding that their state driver’s license is no longer good enough an ID to gain access to some federal facilities.

Authorities say that’s because Massachusetts is one of nine states that have not fully … Read Full Story

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Ronaldo seals Madrid’s 2-0 win to open league

Ronaldo seals Madrid’s 2-0 win to open league

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) – Cristiano Ronaldo scored from long range to seal Real Madrid’s 2-0 victory over the promoted Cordoba on Monday as the European champions made a winning start to the Spanish league.

Karim Benzema headed in the opening … Read Full Story

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NFL, FIFA join forces to evaluate concussions

NFL, FIFA join forces to evaluate concussions

NEW YORK (AP) – Medical officials from the NFL, FIFA and other sports organizations are banding together to look into better ways to identify, manage and treat concussions.

The “think tank,” funded by an educational grant from the NFL, was … Read Full Story

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Holy Ghost parade a feast for the eyes

Holy Ghost parade a feast for the eyes

FALL RIVER — Thousands of people lined the route of the ethnographic parade from Ponta Delgada Boulevard to the grounds of Kennedy Park on the third day of the 28th annual Great Feast of the Holy Ghost on Saturday morning.… Read Full Story

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Holy Ghost crowning procession draws large crowd

Holy Ghost crowning procession draws large crowd

FALL RIVER — Thousands of people lined the route of the Crowning Procession of the annual Great Feast of the Holy Ghost of New England on Sunday afternoon.

Here are some images of the procession.  (Please click twice on each … Read Full Story

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Revolution sign player who spent four seasons in Portugal

Revolution sign player who spent four seasons in Portugal

In desperate need of a spark on offense, the New England Revolution acquired former U.S. Under-20 and Under-23 National Team forward Tony Taylor on Monday via a weighted lottery.

The Revs and the Portland Timbers, who ironically had squared off … Read Full Story

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New Fall River Bishop is a gift from Pope Francis

New Fall River Bishop is a gift from Pope Francis

There are few people who do not like to receive gifts. Whenever they come, or for whatever occasion they are presented, they are gratefully received.
It is in this context I would like to suggest that we have, as a … Read Full Story

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Three Democratic gubernatorial candidates tackle gambling, medical marijuana, host of other issues in forum

Three Democratic gubernatorial candidates tackle gambling, medical marijuana, host of other issues in forum

EASTON — Treasurer Steve Grossman clashed with Attorney General Martha Coakley on a few occasions Tuesday night, while Don Berwick painted himself as the outsider.
The trio of Democratic candidates for governor discussed a wide array of issues at a … Read Full Story

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Portuguese Discovery Monument glows again amid restoration

Portuguese Discovery Monument glows again amid restoration

NEWPORT — After falling into major disrepair for about a decade, the Portuguese Discovery Monument at Brenton Point has been replaced with an expanded and refined version of the original 1988 structure, which will be dedicated on Sept. 12.
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Keeping Vila da Franca do Campo tradition alive in New Bedford

Keeping Vila da Franca do Campo tradition alive in New Bedford

NEW BEDFORD — Portuguese immigrants almost never forget their roots, and most carry on homeland traditions of long ago, including many Catholic rituals.
Maria da Conceição Barbosa, who lived on Eugenia Street, shared her wish to see her sons take … Read Full Story

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Program – Great Feast of the Holy Ghost of New England

Program – Great Feast of the Holy Ghost of New England

AUG. 21 (Thursday)

7:00 PM  — Opening of the festivities at Kennedy Park.
7:15 PM — Entertainment by local community entertainers:
7:30 PM — 2FK
7:30 – 8 PM — Geana Soares
8 – 8:30 PM — Catia Ferreira
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‘I hope everyone comes out to support the Great Feast,’ says feast president

‘I hope everyone comes out to support the Great Feast,’ says feast president

José Silva says the Holy Ghost has touched his life in many ways.
“It’s always been in my heart, and it has always been an integral part of my life,” said Silva, who is at the helm of this year’s … Read Full Story

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Newly naturalized citizens celebrate America

Newly naturalized citizens celebrate America

By  Michael Gagne
GateHouse Media Massachusetts

FALL RIVER — New Bedford resident Josseline Moreira did not hold back her joy. She was all smiles.
Two years ago, she became a U.S. citizen. On Friday morning, she got to watch as … Read Full Story

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Brazilian rodeo in Brockton

Brazilian rodeo in Brockton

BROCKTON —  The Brockton Fairgrounds hosted “Barretos na America 2014,” a Brazilian rodeo and concert, on Sunday, Aug. 10.
Thousands of people turned out for the event that featured live music, rodeo events and Brazilian cuisine. Photos by Scott Eisen, … Read Full Story

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