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Jon Faria/TSM

No Escaping Malasadas For Day Of Portugal Celebration

For the weekend, vehicle traffic on part of Acushnet Ave will be replaced with people, vendors, and of course, malasadas.

New Bedford's Day of Portugal celebration began on Friday with city officials cutting the ribbon, and joining the fun

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Day Of Portugal Celebration Weekend Kicks Off

This year's Day of Portugal celebration kicked off Thursday night with a flag raising ceremony outside New Bedford City Hall.

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Ferreira, Garcia/Facebook
Ferreira, Garcia/Facebook

Southcoast Men Honored at Heritage Day of Portugal

Heritage Day of Portugal was celebrated in Boston today Tuesday.

During a statehouse ceremony, State Representative Antonio Cabral awarded two Southcoast men with the Heritage Day of Portugal Award

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Feast Of The Blessed Sacrament Comes To An End

Despite the soggy weather, thousands flocked to the final day of the 100th Feast of the Blessed Sacrament Sunday.

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Portuguese Feast/Facebook
Portuguese Feast/Facebook

100th Feast Of The Blessed Sacrament Begins Thursday Night

An event that's sure to draw tens of thousands, if not more, into New Bedford gets it's start this Thursday night.

The 100th annual Feast of the Blessed Sacrament, also known as the Portuguese Feast, will feature a wide variety of entertainment, and all of the food that has been associated with the feast for an entire century

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Manuel Garcia Courtesy of Ed Camara
Manuel Garcia Courtesy of Ed Camara

Portuguese Feast Kitchen Manager Dies

Members of the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament Committee are remembering 85-year-old Manuel Garcia of Onset, who was found in waters off Onset on Tuesday. He was pronounced dead at Tobey Hospital.

For many years, Garcia was the kitchen manager at the feast, and spokesman Edward Camara tells WBSM News, Garcia will be hard to replace

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Steve Lopes/Facebook
Steve Lopes/Facebook

Westport Firefighter, Local Comedian Remains Hospitalized

A Westport firefighter remains hospitalized after tumbling 30 feet off a roof Thursday night.

According to EastBayRI.com, volunteer firefighter Steven Lopes has been upgraded to serious condition from critical, after falling f

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@cakecatcate,instagram

New Bedford Feast of the Blessed Sacrament 2013 Day One Photos

The 99th Portuguese Feast kicked off on Thursday night, and despite some rainy conditions, the people of the Southcoast and beyond came out to sample to food, the fun and the feast!

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Feast President Jeff Coutinho - TSM
Feast President Jeff Coutinho - TSM

99th Portuguese Feast Underway

The smells of cacoila, linguica, malasadas and more are wafting through the North End of New Bedford as the 99th annual Feast of the Blessed Sacrament is underway.

The Portuguese Feast opened with traditional ceremonies Thursday night, with area politicians, feast committee members and more providing remarks

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Getty Images

Everclear To Headline 2013 Feast of the Blessed Sacrament in New Bedford

New Bedford's Feast of the Blessed Sacrament is one of the biggest - if no the biggest - Portuguese food festival and celebration of culture in our area. They have named their 2013 headliner as Everclear. 

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