Once in a lifetime

Once in a lifetime

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.

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100 Years of Madeiran Devotion

100 Years of Madeiran Devotion

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.

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Madeira Film Festival comes to New Bedford

Madeira Film Festival comes to New Bedford

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.

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Ernestina to receive $2 million in state funds to be restored

Ernestina to receive $2 million in state funds to be restored

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.

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Portuguese culture, language come alive in UMD summer program

Portuguese culture, language come alive in UMD summer program

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.
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38 Ser-Jobs for Progress grads celebrate triumph over adversity

38 Ser-Jobs for Progress grads celebrate triumph over adversity

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.

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Parishioners go to Pope to save St. John’s Church

Parishioners go to Pope to save St. John’s Church

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highest court — did reject an appeal by the Friends of St. John the Baptist to have the suppression of their parish repealed, the group says they’re not done yet.… Read Full Story

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Somerset parades St. John of God

Somerset parades St. John of God

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.

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Holy Ghost Brotherhood of Charity celebrates Holy Ghost

Holy Ghost Brotherhood of Charity celebrates Holy Ghost

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.

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Our Lady of Light of Fall River celebrates Holy Ghost

Our Lady of Light of Fall River celebrates Holy Ghost

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 Story

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6 South Americans refuse to return to Donetsk club

6 South Americans refuse to return to Donetsk club

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 Story

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Reports: Brazil to name Dunga as coach

Reports: Brazil to name Dunga as coach

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil is set to name its new national team coach, with reports suggesting Carlos Dunga is likely to return to the post.

Brazil will announce a coach on Tuesday to succeed Luiz Felipe Scolari, who

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Sheriff in Texas discussing border security

Sheriff in Texas discussing border security

Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson is one of six sheriffs from across the country who are visiting the Rio Grande Valley this week to discuss border security with federal and state law enforcement authorities.
For the next three days, Hodgson … Read Full Story

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Minimum wage increase will affect cities like Taunton more than others

Minimum wage increase will affect cities like Taunton more than others

When the new minimum wage increase goes into effect, areas of the state, including Taunton, may experience bigger economic impacts than others.

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Going back to her roots

Going back to her roots

Author pens books about Cape Verde, uses proceeds to purchase clothing, food, books for children there.

CENTRAL FALLS — Ever since she was 21, Candida Lomba has lived in Puerto Rico. Yet she never forgot her roots on the Cape … Read Full Story

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Cliches are sometimes true

Cliches are sometimes true

Fado expresses the soul of Portugal

DARTMOUTH — Rodrigo Costa Felix has been involved with fado ever since he was a young boy.

“My interest started very early on,” said the 42-year-old fadista. “My father had a Fado House.”

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Global stocks rebound after Portuguese bank scare

Global stocks rebound after Portuguese bank scare

BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks rebounded Monday from jitters about a struggling Portuguese bank as investors looked ahead to a busy week of data releases in the U.S., China and Europe.

Oil fell but stayed above $100 after tumbling more

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Where, oh where has the beluga whale gone?

Where, oh where has the beluga whale gone?

Mystic Aquarium official says last reported sighting occurred a week ago in Fall River

Have you spotted the Taunton River beluga whale lately?

It seems no one has made a new sighting since the marine mammal was observed in Fall … Read Full Story

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