PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Former House Speaker Gordon Fox was charged and agreed to plead guilty to bribery, wire fraud and filing a false tax return following an investigation that included a dramatic federal raid on the Statehouse, according to … Read Full Storyread more
MANCHESTER-by-the-SEA, Mass. (AP) – A Massachusetts man has found a way to profit from the several feet of snow in his yard: He’s shipping it to people in warmer climates for the bargain price of $89 for six pounds.
Kyle … Read Full Storyread more
LISBON — American officials plan to join their Portuguese counterparts in “intensified consultations” aimed at ensuring the decision to streamline the U.S. presence at Lajes is implemented as “thoughtfully as possible,” according to a prepared statement released Feb. 13 by … Read Full Storyread more
Fourteen Carnaval troupes will travel throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island on Feb. 14 and 15 to perform at 15 different organizations.
The following organizations will welcome the Carnaval troupes on Saturday starting at 4 p.m. and Sunday starting at 1 … Read Full Storyread more
Report: Portuguese-language enrollment in U.S. colleges and universities doubled from 1990 to 2013
Enrollments in foreign-language courses at American colleges have declined after nearly 20 years of growth, but the demand for Portuguese is growing.
While foreign-language enrollments fell 6.7 … Read Full Story
BOSTON — Phillip Rapoza, the chief justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court and a Dartmouth native, will be leaving his post at the end of June.
Rapoza, in a letter to Gov. Charlie Baker, said he will retire on June … Read Full Storyread more
Stroke experts are reporting a major advance: Stents similar to the ones used to open clogged heart arteries also can be used to clear a blood clot in the brain, greatly lowering the risk a patient will end up disabled.… Read Full Storyread more
WASHINGTON (AP) – In a landmark event that could have many holding their breath, Pope Francis has agreed to address a joint meeting of Congress this fall. That sets the stage for an oration by an outspoken pontiff whose views … Read Full Storyread more
Legislator meets with U.S. ambassador to Portugal and president of the Regional Government of Azores
TAUNTON — Taking advantage of his trip to Portugal to attend a gathering of individuals of Portuguese ancestry who hold public office around the world … Read Full Storyread more
HUDSON — A group of five Hudson students learned a lot after a recent trip to Portugal, but the biggest lessons they took home weren’t the global ones, but those of culture closer to home.
Headed by science teacher Peter … Read Full Story
WASHINGTON (AP) – Senate Democrats have blocked action on legislation that provides funding for the Department of Homeland Security and rolls back President Barack Obama’s steps to shelter millions of immigrants living illegally in the U.S. from deportation.
The vote … Read Full Storyread more
LISBON, Portugal (AP) – Portugal’s government on Thursday approved a law granting citizenship rights to the descendants of Jews it persecuted 500 years ago, following Spain’s adoption of similar legislation last year.
Cabinet spokesman Luis Marques Guedes said the government … Read Full Storyread more
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration has ordered immigration agents to ask immigrants they encounter living in the country illegally whether they might qualify under President Barack Obama’s plans to avoid deporting them, according to internal training materials obtained by … Read Full Storyread more
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo says the state is continuing its preparations for what she says could be “a very severe and dangerous weather event.”
The state is under a blizzard warning beginning 7 p.m. Monday … Read Full Storyread more
Local groups hold information sessions on Obama´s executive order on immigration
Local immigrant advocates are warning the public of recent reports of scams targeting recent immigrants, and cautioning people about individuals who promise to help them cut to the front … Read Full Storyread more
The last time we heard from the GPS-MA NPL Elite U15 boys team, it had just captured the Massachusetts U15 state title, to earn a spot in the Region 1 Soccer Championships, which were held at the campus of the … Read Full Storyread more
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Republican U.S. House voted Wednesday to overturn President Barack Obama’s key immigration policies, approving legislation that would eliminate new deportation protections for millions and expose hundreds of thousands of younger immigrants to expulsion.
The 236-191 vote … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON (AP) – The Boston Red Sox have promoted Raquel Ferreira to vice president of baseball administration, making her the third woman to be a VP in a major league baseball operations department.
Ferreira is a native of Rhode Island … Read Full Storyread more