Baking up success

Baking up success

Fall River native shines in Chicago

CHICAGO — Christopher Teixeira still has fond memories of playing with dough and flour at age 4 or 5, while his mother worked at George’s Lebanese Bakery in Fall River. Little did he know … Read Full Story

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Carnation Revolution´s strategist to visit region

Carnation Revolution´s strategist to visit region

DARTMOUTH — The man considered to be the chief strategist of the Carnation Revolution in Portugal in 1974 — which led to the establishment of democracy after 40 years of authoritarian rule — will be visiting Massachusetts in September.
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Feds nix Massachusetts immigrant shelter offer

Feds nix Massachusetts immigrant shelter offer

BOSTON (AP) – Massachusetts won’t be hosting unaccompanied children crossing the nation’s southern border after all.

Federal Health and Human Services officials informed Gov. Deval Patrick on Tuesday that due to an easing of the number of unaccompanied children apprehended … Read Full Story

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Portugal bank collapse hits French financial group

Portugal bank collapse hits French financial group

PARIS (AP) – Credit Agricole’s second-quarter profit was nearly cut in half as the French bank became the first major foreign shareholder to report its loss in Portugal’s biggest banking scandal.

In its second-quarter earnings report Tuesday, Credit … Read Full Story

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House member subpoenaed in 38 Studios case

House member subpoenaed in 38 Studios case

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – At least one member of the Rhode Island House is being subpoenaed to give testimony in the 38 Studios lawsuit, and the chamber’s top Democrat said he expects others will be too, he told lawmakers over … Read Full Story

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FIFA bans former Greece coach Fernando Santos for 8 matches

FIFA bans former Greece coach Fernando Santos for 8 matches

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA banned former Greece coach Fernando Santos for eight international games on Monday for verbally abusing match officials at the World Cup.

Santos was banished from the dugout after extra time of Greece’s second-round match against Costa … Read Full Story

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Portugal bank collapse and rescue raises questions

Portugal bank collapse and rescue raises questions

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A new Portuguese bank appeared Monday, born from the ruins of a collapsed business empire, and declared on its website that it was now “stronger and safer.”

Investors rattled by the eurozone’s latest financial drama will, however, need … Read Full Story

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Grand 100th celebration

Grand 100th celebration

NEW BEDFORD — Rain did not dampen spirits at the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament’s parade on Sunday afternoon.
The five-division parade stepped off just after 3 p.m. from Brooklawn Park, making its way down Acushnet Avenue towards the feast … Read Full Story

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New Bedford High School student wins congressional competition with new app

New Bedford High School student wins congressional competition with new app

NEW BEDFORD — Patricia Dias, a rising senior at New Bedford High School of Cape Verdean descent, did not think at the beginning of her junior year that she would be involved in the computer science program at her school. … Read Full Story

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Murals brighten New Bedford neighborhoods

Murals brighten New Bedford neighborhoods

NEW BEDFORD — The city with a rough and tumble reputation is trying to pretty itself up, one wall at a time.

“This (the Acushnet Ave. mural) is part of the Great Neighborhoods Project to make Acushnet Avenue as great … Read Full Story

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At age of 100, Fall River native proud to receive high school diploma

At age of 100, Fall River native proud to receive high school diploma

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Mary Moniz is apt to remind her grandchildren and great-grandchildren to do one thing: Stay in school to get an education.

Moniz, who was born in Fall River to a family of Azorean immigrants on the … Read Full Story

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Cape Verdean President to visit the U.S.

Cape Verdean President to visit the U.S.

QUINCY — The Consulate General of Cape Verde in the United States is announcing a visit by the President of Cape Verde, Dr. Jorge Carlos de Almeida Fonseca, from August 8 until August 11.

The purpose of the trip is … Read Full Story

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U.S. Ambassador´s wife promotes innovative mentoring program for Portuguese businesswomen

U.S. Ambassador´s wife promotes innovative  mentoring program for Portuguese businesswomen

NEW BEDFORD — Kim Sawyer, wife of the U.S. Ambassador to Portugal and successful businesswoman, said she plans to expand her mentoring of other U.S. women business proprietors to female business owners and entrepreneurs in Portugal.

Sawyer, who arrived in … Read Full Story

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MFF seeks local partners

MFF seeks local  partners

Madeira Film Festival begins U.S. tour in New Bedford

NEW BEDFORD — The Madeira Film Festival is expanding into new territory and is looking for partners in the United States to help them promote Portugal’s beauty and culture through film, … Read Full Story

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Bank scandal tarnishes powerful Portuguese family

Bank scandal tarnishes powerful Portuguese family

 — Portugal’s Espirito Santo family business survived wars, dictatorship, revolution and family feuds for almost 150 years. Now, one of Europe’s last banking dynasties is being stripped of its wealth and influence amid accounting irregularities, huge unreported … Read Full Story

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Feds’ immigration figures may not give full story

Feds’ immigration figures may not give full story

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 Story

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Fierce storm damages city north of Boston, possible tornado investigated

Fierce storm damages city north of Boston, possible tornado investigated

REVERE, Mass. (AP) – A powerful storm blew through Massachusetts on Monday, 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 Story

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‘The angels are singing’ as the Madeira wine arrives

‘The angels are singing’ as the Madeira wine arrives

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 Story

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