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.
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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.
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Monumental occasion

Monumental occasion

Bust in honor of the late Dr. Manuel Luciano da Silva unveiled in Bristol, R.I.

BRISTOL — Sylvia da Silva sat quietly watching speaker after speaker talking about her late husband’s accolades, but seldom looking at the bust that was … Read Full Story

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Portugal coach Bento leaves after poor results

Portugal coach Bento leaves after poor results

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal coach Paulo Bento has quit because of poor results, including a 1-0 shock defeat against Albania.

Bento’s departure was by mutual agreement, and his replacement would be announced soon, the Portuguese Football Federation said in a statement on … Read Full Story

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More than 500 attend Great Feast closing banquet

More than 500 attend Great Feast closing banquet

SWANSEA — More than 500 people associated with local Brotherhoods, organizations and music bands gathered at the Venus de Milo in Swansea last Monday night for the Closing Banquet of the Great Feast of the Holy Ghost of New England.… Read Full Story

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UMD and UA launch new exchange program

UMD and UA launch new exchange program

DARTMOUTH — As the world has become a “global village,” UMass Dartmouth’s College of Nursing Assistant Professor Maryellen Brisbois maintains that it is more important than ever that nurses are culturally competent to care for all types of patients.
Starting … Read Full Story

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White House preps legal case for immigration shift

White House preps legal case for immigration shift

WASHINGTON (AP) – With impeachment threats and potential lawsuits looming, President Barack Obama knows whatever executive actions he takes on immigration will face intense opposition. So as a self-imposed, end-of-summer deadline to act approaches, Obama’s lawyers are carefully crafting a … Read Full Story

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Mass. Democratic Attorney General Candidates Healey Tolman tangle at debate

Mass. Democratic Attorney General Candidates Healey Tolman tangle at debate

BOSTON — Democrats Warren Tolman and Maura Healey, locked in one of the fiercest primary struggles of this year’s election cycle, clashed Tuesday in a feisty debate in which Healey accused Tolman of trying to gloss over his record as … Read Full Story

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Massachusetts licenses spurned by feds

Massachusetts licenses spurned by feds

BOSTON (AP) – Massachusetts residents are finding that their state driver’s license is no longer good enough an ID to gain access to some federal facilities.

Authorities say that’s because Massachusetts is one of nine states that have not fully … Read Full Story

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