CHICAGO (AP) – Recent data released by the federal government may reflect only a fraction of how many unaccompanied children apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border are in Illinois, with at least one top elected official saying hundreds more could be … Read Full Storyread more
REVERE, Mass. (AP) – A powerful storm blew through Massachusetts , causing extensive building damage in Revere, a coastal city north of Boston.
Revere Deputy Fire Chief Mike Viviano said the department received dozens of calls reporting … Read Full Storyread more
For nearly 10 years, the Madeiran festeiros have referred to the arrival of the oak barrels of Madeira wine as “the angels.” This expression dates back to the 2005 committee, led by David Lúcio, the current First Vice President of … Read Full Storyread more
The 100th celebration of the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament will open with ceremonial tributes to the ancestors. The customary opening ritual at the Memorial Stone, on the southwest corner of Madeira Field, will include the unveiling of four polished, … Read Full Storyread more
The Museum of Madeiran Heritage is the pearl of the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament. The white stucco shrine, located at the bottom of Madeira Field, was completed by the Clube Madeirense S.S. Sacramento, Inc. in 1999. The museum grounds … Read Full Storyread more
Make a point of visiting the Museum of Madeiran Heritage during the festive centennial weekend, that’s where you can purchase a souvenir edition of their first major publication, “Festa do Santíssimo Sacramento 100 Anos – 100 Years Feast of the … Read Full Storyread more
Madeira Field has evolved into a living legacy to Manuel D’Agrela, Manuel D’Agrela Coutinho, Manuel Santana Duarte and Manuel Sebastião (aka Santinho), the founders of the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament in New Bedford. Descendants of the first three Manuels, … Read Full Storyread more
Larry Abreu Jacques and David Lúcio at the helm of the 100th Feast of the Blessed Sacrament
Larry Abreu Jacques and David Lúcio have forged a working relationship that is woven tighter than a Madeiran wicker basket.
They initially teamed … Read Full Storyread more
100th Feast of the Blessed Sacrament to be held July 31 to Aug. 3
Madeira Field becomes a pilgrimage site where Portuguese families celebrate their heritage and culture every August.
The Feast of the Blessed Sacrament was established at the … Read Full Storyread more
NEW BEDFORD — The Madeira Film Festival is crossing the Atlantic to present 10 short Portuguese films at the New Bedford Whaling Museum on Tuesday, July 29.
“Madeira Film Festival: On the Road in New Bedford” will start with a … Read Full Storyread more
NEW BEDFORD — The Schooner Ernestina, official ship of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that is currently docked in New Bedford harbor, is getting an upgrade thanks to $2 million in state capital funds.
“We’ve been working hard for the last … Read Full Storyread more
DARTMOUTH — For 10 years, Belchertown resident Joyce Harper has been meaning to get involved in UMass Dartmouth’s summer program in Portuguese language and culture.
Finally, at 71, and now retired, she has enough free time to do so.
“I … Read Full Story
FALL RIVER — Samantha Botelho, valedictorian of the SER-Jobs for Progress, said earning her General Educa-tional Development certificate wasn’t just for her, but also for her soon-to-arrive daughter and her family.
Botelho told a crowd of graduates and their families … Read Full Storyread more
NEW BEDFORD — Although the Apostolic Signatura — the Vatican’s highest court — did reject an appeal by the Friends of St. John the Baptist to have the suppression of their parish repealed, the group says they’re not done yet.… Read Full Storyread more
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 read more
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 read more
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 Storyread more
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 Storyread more