Hispanic Division: Back to 20th-Century Arrivals from Portugal Settle in Newark, NJ

Portuguese-American Newspaper Published in Newark, NJ

Ethnic-oriented newspapers have helped solidify immigrant communities. One such example, published in Newark, is the semi-weekly, Portuguese-American newspaper Luso-Americano. Founded in 1928, it is one of the oldest Portuguese-language newspapers in the United States and has one of the largest circulations. As the headlines featured on this front page from a recent issue indicate, the newspaper carries a mixture of national, state, and local news. Articles that are most directly related to the Portuguese-American community are stories about the Portuguese Heritage Scholarships totalling $40,000, a ribbon cutting initiating an airline flight between Newark and Lisbon, and the retirement of an Ironbound mailman (Mário Godinho), who may have travelled more than 86,000 miles during his career.
Luso-Americano newspaper
Luso-Americano. Newark, New Jersey, May 7, 1997. Newspaper. Gift of publisher. (27).


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