Wareham celebrates rich 275-year history, diversity

Wareham celebrates rich 275-year history, diversity

WAREHAM — This year, the Wareham Summer Celebration will be celebrating the 275th anniversary of the town’ founding with a good helping of cachupa and linguiça.

“It’s basically about the establishment of our town 275 years ago,” said Rudy Santos, … Read Full Story

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New Bedford native ‘seeing the world’ from USS George Washington

New Bedford native ‘seeing the world’ from USS George Washington

PACIFIC OCEAN — Cape Verdeans were certainly in the United States when George Washington led the Continental Army and was the nations’ commander-in-chief. Now, the islands have some representation on the ship named after the man.

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Effort aims to make Fall River streets more walkable for seniors

Effort aims to make Fall River streets more walkable for seniors

FALL RIVER — Mass in Motion is looking out for new volunteers in its’ Walkable Fall River project.

“We’re trying to engage Fall River seniors and older adults to help make Fall River a more walkable city,” said Eric Andrade, … Read Full Story

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New bilingual children´s book features Portuguese-American experience

New bilingual children´s book features Portuguese-American experience

SAN JOSÉ, Calif. — A couple years ago, Kate Morejohn had an idea for a children’s book featuring a Portuguese-speaking family living in California, and she ran with it.

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Immigration activists descend on Beacon Hill

Immigration activists descend on Beacon Hill

BOSTON — A number of individuals who lost relatives to deportation were joined last Saturday in Boston by dozens of activists  from various immigrant rights organizations and faith-based organizations for a march demanding an end to deportations and family separation.… Read Full Story

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Learning volumes about family history

Learning volumes about family history

UMD’s Portuguese American Archives receive microfilms of Azorean vital records

DARTMOUTH — Thanks to the donation of a collection of microfilmed reproductions of thousands of original birth, death and marriage records from Azores, the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese American Archives is taking … Read Full Story

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Portugal takes over Provincetown

Portugal takes over Provincetown

Over the weekend, Provincetown hosted the annual Provincetown Portuguese Festival. With the smell of bifanas in the air and the folkloric dances parading down the street, a great time was had by all.

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Horace Silver, pioneering jazz pianist, dies at 85

Horace Silver, pioneering jazz pianist, dies at 85

Horace Silver, a pianist, composer and band leader with a tireless inventiveness who influenced generations of jazzmen with his distinctive hard bop sound, has died. He was 85.

The Westchester County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed that Silver died Wednesday in

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US World Cup players buoyed by large audience

US World Cup players buoyed by large audience

SÃO PAULO (AP) — The last time the U.S. played in a World Cup in Brazil, just one American reporter was on hand, using vacation time and paying his own way.

Sixty-four years later, about 100 credentialed U.S. media members

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Fall River U-8 girls finish season undefeated

Fall River U-8 girls finish season undefeated

The Fall River United U-8 girls just concluded a most successful season, finishing their campaign undefeated. But, at this age level there are no post-season tournaments as soccer officials believe that everyone is a champion as long as they keep … Read Full Story

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U14 Boys Fall River Youth Soccer Team crowned South Coast Soccer League champion

U14 Boys Fall River Youth Soccer Team crowned South Coast Soccer League champion

FALL RIVER — The U14 Boys Fall River Youth Soccer Team is heading to the Massachusetts Tournament of Champions (MTOC) this weekend in Lancaster, Mass., after defeating Dartmouth last Saturday in the South Coast Soccer League final match in Fairhaven.… Read Full Story

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Local boys represent Massachusetts in Region 1 Soccer Championships

Local boys represent Massachusetts in Region 1 Soccer Championships

A number of players from this area will represent the state of Massachusetts in the Region 1 Soccer Championships to be held this weekend at the campus of the University of Rhode Island (URI) when their GPS Crusaders Massachusetts Elite … Read Full Story

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Cape Verdean parade expected to draw thousands to Downtown New Bedford

Cape Verdean parade expected to draw thousands to Downtown New Bedford

NEW BEDFORD — July Fourth is not the big holiday in the Whaling City next week, at least according to Mary Ann Rogers, the President of the 42nd Cape Verdean Recognition Committee in that city.
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Hitting the books

Hitting the books

Language barrier is biggest hurdle in immigrants’ involvement in their kids’ education

PROVIDENCE — The students at the English for Action (EFA) facility, located on the Manton Avenue Flea Market, 122 Manton Ave., listen intently to Ana Ramirez in spite … Read Full Story

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Germany beats the United States 1-0 in Group G

Germany beats the United States 1-0 in Group G

RECIFE, Brazil (AP) — Thomas Mueller scored his fourth goal of the World Cup on Friday as Germany defeated the United States 1-0 to win Group G ahead of the Americans, who also advanced to the knockout stage of the … Read Full Story

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Ronaldo earns Portugal 2-1 win vs Ghana, both out

Ronaldo earns Portugal 2-1 win vs Ghana, both out

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo’s first goal of the World Cup earned Portugal a 2-1 win over Ghana but couldn’t prevent his team being eliminated from the tournament along with the Africans on Thursday.

Portugal finished level on four

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Portuguese celebrate heritage, culture with parade

Portuguese celebrate heritage, culture with parade

CAMBRIDGE — The red, green, and yellow of Portuguese pride was on display on Sunday afternoon in Somerville and Cambridge as hundreds celebrated the Portuguese culture with the Day of Portugal parade.

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Portugal match sets viewership marks in US

Portugal match sets viewership marks in US

NEW YORK (AP) – The United States’ 2-2 World Cup draw with Portugal is a key moment for soccer, ranking as the most-watched non-football telecast in ESPN history.

The Nielsen company said an average of 18.2 million viewers watched Read Full Story

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