Revolution, Sporting announce strategic partnership

Revolution, Sporting announce strategic partnership

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Revolution and Portugal’s  Sporting Clube de Portugal (Sporting) have entered into a multiple-year strategic partnership.

Revolution club president Brian Bilello and general manager Michael Burns were in Lisbon on Wednesday for the announcement, which … Read Full Story

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Ellis Island hospital complex to open to visitors

Ellis Island hospital complex to open to visitors

NEW YORK (AP) – The crumbling old sick ward opens off a long hallway, separate from the rest of the Ellis Island hospital complex. Plaster peels from the walls. Broken porcelain light fixtures hang haphazardly above where beds once stood. … Read Full Story

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Ronaldo, Messi take aim at Raul’s CL goal record

Ronaldo, Messi take aim at Raul’s CL goal record

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) – The Champions League returns Tuesday and Wednesday with Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi competing for yet another prize as the rival stars take aim at the tournament’s all-time scoring record.

While the world’s … Read Full Story

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In your community

In your community

UMass Lowell lecture to focus on Crossing Cultures with the Portuguese in Asia, Africa, and the Americas

LOWELL — The Saab-Pedroso Center for Portuguese Culture and Research at UMass Lowell will be presenting a lecture on “A New Hybrid World: … Read Full Story

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The power of kale: Seniors learn to make nutritious meals

The power of kale: Seniors learn to make nutritious meals

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Kale was at the top of the menu recently at the Hazelwood Senior Center.
Seniors learned how to put a new spin on the leafy greens most often used in Portuguese soup as part of … Read Full Story

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Nicalas Fernandes wins silver at world kickboxing championships

Nicalas Fernandes wins silver at world kickboxing championships

BROCKTON — Nicalas Fernandes was in Italy earlier this month competing against kids from more than 60 countries for the title of best kickboxer in the world.
Yet the 12-year-old Brockton boy was not nervous. In fact, just the opposite.… Read Full Story

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Santos hired as Portugal coach, replacing Bento

Santos hired as Portugal coach, replacing Bento

LISBON, Portugal (AP) – Fernando Santos is taking over as Portugal coach, despite his eight-game international ban for misconduct at the World Cup.

The former Greece coach replaces Paulo Bento, who quit two weeks ago after a run of poor … Read Full Story

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Bishop Edgar da Cunha hopes to bring new life to Fall River diocese

Bishop Edgar da Cunha hopes to bring new life to Fall River diocese

FALL RIVER — Like many members of his new flock in southeastern Massachusetts, Bishop Edgar da Cunha immigrated to the United States, knowing very little English.

“It was a huge adjustment,” da Cunha said as he recalled the cold late … Read Full Story

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Portuguese Discovery Monument rededicated

Portuguese Discovery Monument rededicated

NEWPORT — In helping rededicate the Portuguese Discovery Monument at Brenton Point in Newport last Friday, Portugal’s Ambassador Nuno Brito recalled how he fell “instantly in love with it” when he visited it shortly after it was inaugurated by Presi-dent … Read Full Story

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Portugal’s Minister of Agriculture and Sea to visit Massachusetts

Portugal’s Minister of Agriculture and Sea to visit Massachusetts

WOODS HOLE, Mass. — Portugal’s Minister of Agriculture and Sea Assunção Cristas does not hide her country’s ambition to play a key role in shaping the global agenda to address the challenges facing the oceans.
“Portugal is a sea country … Read Full Story

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Bracelet program is a real lifesaver

Bracelet program is a real lifesaver

SWANSEA — Debbie and John Furtado gave $2,000 to the police department to buy what is called a “search receiver with antenna,” a gift for their son, Jack.
Jack, 17, is on the autism spectrum with a tendency to wander. … Read Full Story

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Baptista and de Sousa among those to be recognized by PALCUS

Baptista and de Sousa among those to be recognized by PALCUS

WASHINGTON — Longtime community volunteer Liliana de Sousa and Rádio Voz do Emigrante director Frank Baptista will be among the six individuals and one organization that will be honored Oct. 11 at the 18th Annual Portuguese-American Leadership Council of the … Read Full Story

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Silva seeks grassroots Brazil reform

Silva seeks grassroots Brazil reform

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Front-running presidential candidate Marina Silva says the key to her support among millions of Brazilians who joined in anti-government protests last year is her understanding that reforming a broken political system will come from the … Read Full Story

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Brazil election may change diplomatic direction

Brazil election may change diplomatic direction

SAO PAULO (AP) – More than a decade of Workers Party rule has seen Brazil prioritize ties with its leftist regional neighbors, from helping muscle socialist Venezuela into the Mercosur trade bloc to financing a billion-dollar transformation of an industrial … Read Full Story

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Zenit wins 2-0 at Benfica in Champions League

Zenit wins 2-0 at Benfica in Champions League

LISBON, Portugal (AP) – Hulk and Axel Witsel scored first-half goals to give Zenit St. Petersburg a 2-0 win against 10-man Benfica in their opening Champions League Group C game Tuesday.

Hulk put Zenit ahead in the fifth … Read Full Story

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Fall River man honored for his bravery

Fall River man honored for his bravery

A Fall River man who left his car and rushed into a burning building to alert residents to a fire was honored Sept. 11 with a civilian bravery award.

BOSTON — Michael DeSousa was presented with the Madeline Amy Sweeney … Read Full Story

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Jasiel Correia II: ‘I’m a product of Fall River’

Jasiel Correia II: ‘I’m a product of Fall River’

Currently in this first year serving on the Fall River City Council, Jasiel Correia II has been making headlines recently for his allegation that Mayor Will Flanagan tried to intimidate him during a late-night meeting. But a look into his Read Full Story

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Dartmouth and Nordeste sign Sister City Accord

Dartmouth and Nordeste sign Sister City Accord

DARTMOUTH — The town of Dartmouth and the municipality of Nordeste in the Azores inked a sister city agreement on Monday committing themselves to identify activities that can generate new initiatives to further social, cultural, sportive and commercial relationships.
The … Read Full Story

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