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Posted on: July 10, 2020

Councilor Pious Ali Denounces Violence Against Police Department

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Councilor Pious Ali held a press conference on Friday, June 10 to address recent violence against the Portland Police Department.

His remarks included the follow statements:

"Like many Portland residents, I was shocked waking up last Monday morning to ...

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City News
Posted on: July 10, 2020

Mayor & Councilors Issue Statements Denouncing Violence Against Police Officers

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Mayor Kate Snyder and several members of the City Council issued statements today denouncing recent violence against Portland Police officers.

Mayor Kate Snyder said, “As we work together as a community toward equity, the dismantling of systemic...

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City News
Posted on: July 6, 2020

City Makes $500,000 Available for Rent Assistance for Portlanders Affected by COVID-19

Covid-19 Updates Portland, Maine 04101

In response to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the City of Portland will make available up to three months of rent, and up to $250 in utility assistance to alleviate the housing burden for low income households that have lo...

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City News
Posted on: July 7, 2020

City Seeks Public Input on Peaks Island Ferry Landside Operations Study

Feedback Requested

The City of Portland is partnering with Casco Bay Lines to identify ways to improve the landside infrastructure on Peaks Island to enhance its safety, comfort and efficiency. This project, the Peaks Island Ferry Landside Operations Study, includes an effo...

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City News
Posted on: July 7, 2020

City Hires Bob Fowler as New Public Health Director

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The City of Portland is pleased to announce it has hired Bob Fowler as the city’s new Public Health Director after an extensive search and interview process. For the last six years, Fowler served as the Executive Director at Milestone Recovery. ...

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Posted on: June 23, 2020

Voting Information for the July 14, 2020 Election

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In-person early absentee voting is now underway for the July 14, 2020 State Primary and Municipal School Budget /Referendum Election. Voting is available during the City Clerk’s office hours -- Monday through Friday from 9:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M --...

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City News
Posted on: June 27, 2020

City Alerts Businesses that COVID-19 Reopening Guidelines Must Be Followed

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is reminding businesses that they must follow the State’s COVID-19 reopening guidelines for operation. Following multiple reports of violations from the public, the City will have two code enforcement officers plus the polic...

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City News
Posted on: June 19, 2020

City Halts Implementation of Property Revaluation

NEWS ALERT

The City’s Assessor’s Office has officially announced it is halting implementation of this year’s citywide property revaluation until 2021 citing the unknown real estate market and fiscal implications of the COVID-19 pandemic...

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City News
Posted on: June 18, 2020

More Parks & Rec Reopenings

Eastern Prom Courts

Basketball and volleyball courts are coming back! 

As of today, the parks crews are working on removing all chains on fence gates and putting back up basketball hoops at our various court locations. Your patience is greatly appreciated through thi...

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Posted on: June 17, 2020

City Offers Additional Help to Small Businesses

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Learning from the first round of the City’s COVID-19 Loan and Grant Programs that were launched May 19th, with applications due on June 4th, a couple of unanticipated issues made certain categories of small businesses that were in need of help i...

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City News
Posted on: June 17, 2020

Portland Farmer's Outdoor Market

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Portland Farmer’s Outdoor Market officially opened for the season on April 25 in Deering Oaks Park. View the changes made to the market in order to address public health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic here.  

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Posted on: June 17, 2020

City’s Marijuana Businesses Ordinance Goes Into Effect

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The City of Portland’s marijuana ordinance that establishes the types of marijuana businesses that can be licensed to operate in the city went into effect on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. The ordinance also establishes the rules of these businesses,...

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City News
Posted on: June 10, 2020

City Introduces After-Hours Vehicle Registration

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The City of Portland will temporarily extend Treasury Department hours of operation beginning tomorrow, June 11, to ensure residents are able to register autos and boats in compliance with Governor Mills’ Executive Order 53-A.

The Department will...

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Posted on: June 9, 2020

Update to Expanded Outdoor Dining & Retail Pilot Program

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The City of Portland wants to update the public on several aspects of its expanded outdoor dining and retail pilot program. More than 80 businesses  have now been permitted as part of the program, and Dana, Wharf, Exchange (Fore to Middle and Mid...

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City News
Posted on: June 9, 2020

City Hosts Blood Drive on June 30

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The City of Portland is proud to sponsor our next blood drive with the American Red Cross on June 30th 2020 at Portland Ocean Gateway.

An estimated 38 percent of Americans are eligible to give blood or platelets, but of those, less than 10 percent actually...

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Posted on: June 7, 2020

Mayor and City Councilors Hold Press Conference to Discuss Recent Demonstrations

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Mayor Kate Snyder and members of the Portland City Council held a press conference today at City Hall to discuss the recent demonstrations in Portland. They expressed support for the peaceful protests, the Black Lives Matter movement, as well as a commitm...

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City News
Posted on: June 1, 2020

City Council Issues Proclamation Condemning Racism and Honoring Arbery, Taylor and Floyd

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Mayor Snyder and the Portland City Council issued a proclamation at their June 1, 2020 City Council meeting condemning racism and honoring Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd.

PROCLAMATION CONDEMNING RACISM AND HONORING AHMAUD ARBERY, BREONNA T...

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City News
Posted on: May 29, 2020

Portland Police Issue Open Letter to the Community

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An Open Letter to Our Portland Community from the Portland Police Department:

The Portland Police Department’s values are Integrity, Leadership and Service. These values guide us well as we go about our mission...

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City News
Posted on: June 2, 2020

Multiple Businesses Damaged and Twenty-Three Arrested

NEWS ALERT

The Portland Police Department assisted with what began as a peaceful demonstration starting around 7:00 PM on Monday night and ended with the arrest of 23 people.

“As I’ve said before, the City of Portland and the Portland Police Depar...

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City News
Posted on: May 29, 2020

City Updates Public on Phased Reopening Plan

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is updating the public on its phased reopening plan so citizens can plan how to take care of various municipal transactions. City employees will be returning to City Hall and City buildings on Monday, June 1. However, the majority of ...

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City News
Posted on: May 27, 2020

Parking Enforcement & Purple Trash Bags Back in Effect June 1

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The City of Portland wants to make sure citizens are aware that enforcement of parking meters and times zones as well as the requirement to use purple pay-as-you-throw trash bags will be back in effect on June 1, 2020.

Parking Enforcement:  

  • All en...
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City News
Posted on: May 18, 2020

City Offers Help to Small Businesses During Pandemic - Launches Three Grant & Loan Programs

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The City of Portland launched three emergency business assistance programs after receiving City Council approval of the programs at its May 4, 2020 meeting and final funding for them at its May 18, 2020 meeting.

The programs include the Business Assistanc...

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City News
Posted on: May 18, 2020

Mayor Snyder & City Manager Issue Letter to Citizens and Businesses Regarding Reopening Plans

Covid-19 Updates Portland, Maine 04101

Portland Mayor Kate Snyder and City Manager Jon Jennings issued a letter to citizens and businesses today recapping the City’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and outlining its reopening plans. You can read it at the link below. 

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

Portland’s Fourth of July Fireworks Cancelled

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Portland is cancelling the Fourth of July fireworks celebration, typically held on the Eastern Promenade. City Manager Jennings was forced to make the decision because large social gatherings are not permitted and...

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City News
Posted on: May 12, 2020

City Proposes Plan to Assist Restaurant & Retail Businesses with Reopening

NEWS ALERT

In conjunction with Governor Mills’ Restarting Maine’s Economy plan, which outlines the gradual stages of reopening, the City of Portland has put together a proposed plan that includes temporary street closures and permitting changes t...

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City News
Posted on: May 5, 2020

Council Approves Three COVID-19 Business Loan and Grant Programs

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The Portland City Council voted at its May 4, 2020 meeting to approve three business loan and grant programs designed by the Portland Development Corporation and the City’s Economic Development Department in response to the COVID-19 pan...

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City News
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Riverside Golf Course to Reopen May 5 to Walking Only

NEWS ALERT

In light of Governor Mills’ announcement that golf courses will be able to open with restrictions under the first phase of reopening the State starting May 1, the City of Portland has approved Riverside Golf Course to open for golf starting Tues...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Public Health Division to Provide Virtual Trainings in May

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With National Drug Take Back Day Postponed, the City of Portland Public Health Division is providing educational materials and virtual Narcan (naloxone) trainings throughout the month of May.

Beginning next week, the Substance Use Prevention and Harm Reduc...

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City News
Posted on: April 29, 2020

Portland Updates Stay at Home Guidance Based on Governor Mills' April 28 Announcement

Covid-19 Updates Portland, Maine 04101

In light of Governor Janet Mills’ April 28 announcement regarding her stay-at-home extension and safe and gradual plan to restart Maine’s economy, City officials want people and businesses in Portland to know that they should plan to f...

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City News
Posted on: April 21, 2020

City Manager Releases Recommendations for FY21 CDBG Allocations

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City Manager Jon Jennings released his recommendations to the City Council for FY21 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding today. More information is available on the City’s CDBG webpage. The City Council will hold two public hearings ...

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City News
Posted on: April 28, 2020

City Council Extends Stay at Home Emergency Order Until May 18

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The Portland City Council voted to extend the Stay at Home Emergency Order until May 18, 2020 at its April 27th meeting. The emergency order also includes a number of amendments including:

  • A temporary program to pay $1,000 to the owner of a non-ow...
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Posted on: April 17, 2020

City Clarifies Non-Essential Business Rules & Calls Emergency Council Workshop for April 20

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The City of Portland is seeking to clarify its rules for non-essential businesses related to the City’s emergency Stay at Home order, and as a result the Portland City Council will hold an emergency remote workshop on Monday, April 20 at 5:30 PM...

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City News
Posted on: April 16, 2020

City Releases FAQ for Businesses in Portland Related to Stay at Home Order

Covid-19 Updates Portland, Maine 04101

At its Tuesday, April 14 meeting, the Portland City Council discussed and approved an order Replacing the List of Essential Services in the Proclamation Declaring a Continued State of Emergency and Requirement to Stay Home (Order 156). To assist businesses...

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City News
Posted on: April 16, 2020

City’s Volunteer Shopping Program for Elders Set to Begin April 20

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The City of Portland’s Office of Elder Affairs has created a temporary volunteer program to provide grocery shopping and food delivery to elderly Portland residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is intended to help people aged 65 or ...

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City News
Posted on: April 10, 2020

City Council to Reschedule April 13 Remote Workshop & Meeting to April 14

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The Monday, April 13 City Council workshop and meeting will be rescheduled to Tuesday, April 14 due to concerns regarding connectivity because Portland is currently under a Wind Advisory from 12 PM until 10 PM tonight with wind gusts up to 51mph. Out of a...

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City News
Posted on: April 13, 2020

Portland Celebrates National Telecommunicators Week

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Every year during the second week of April, the telecommunications personnel in the public safety community are honored. In light of COVID-19, this group of professionals is under greater than usual pressure and anxiety for the first responders and citize...

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

Office of Elder Affairs Temporary Volunteer Program

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The Portland Office of Elder Affairs will implement a temporary volunteer serviceto provide grocery shopping and food delivery to elderly Portland residents whomay have difficulty accessing food during the Coronavirus pandemic. The serviceis intended to s...
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City News
Posted on: April 16, 2020

Virtual Events in the Portland Arts Community

Congress Square First Friday Art Walk Spring

Creative Portland announces a virtual events calendar to foster arts community bonds and to stay socially connected while physically apart. The calendar can be accessed on the First Friday Art Walk landing page of the Creative Portland website. Arts organ...

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City News
Posted on: April 7, 2020

Annual Spring Curbside Collection of Leaf Bags/Yard Waste Will Be Held April 27 - May 8

Curbside Leaf Yard Waste Collection

The annual curbside collection of leaf bags/yard waste will be held Monday, April 27 through Friday, May 8. The leaves must be in large, paper biodegradable leaf bags that can be purchased at most hardware stores. Place the biodegradable leaf bags curbsid...

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City News
Posted on: April 6, 2020

City Closes All Back Cove Trail Parking Lots During Stay At Home Emergency Order

Covid-19 Updates Portland, Maine 04101

The City of Portland is closing all parking lots associated with the Back Cove Trail due to the high usage of the trail and overcrowding concerns in light of the State of Maine and the City’s Stay at Home emergency orders requiring that individu...

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City News
Posted on: April 3, 2020

Mayor Snyder Adds Tenant & Landlord Resources to City’s COVID-19 Webpage

Covid-19 Updates Portland, Maine 04101

Building off of the City Council’s March 30th approval of an Emergency Order, Mayor Kate Snyder has compiled a comprehensive list of resources available to tenants and landlords in light of COVID-19. The Emergency Order requests landlords in Por...

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City News
Posted on: April 3, 2020

City Delays New Value Notices for 2020 Revaluation Project

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As the COVID-19 situation continues to unfold, the City has made the decision to delay the Value Change Notices that were scheduled to be sent to all taxpayers in May. Notices will be sent at a future date to be determined.

“Given the unknowns wi...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

DPW Solid Waste Putting Non-essential Residential Programs On Hold

Covid-19 Updates Portland, Maine 04101

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, with the exception of weekly curbside trash and recycling collection, ALL Public Works Solid Waste Programs at Riverside Recycling Facility are on hold until further notice. In support of the current State of Emergen...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

City of Portland Opens Additional Shelter for Clients Needing Quarantine Space

Covid-19 Updates Portland, Maine 04101

The City of Portland has opened an additional shelter for clients needing quarantine space in light of positive COVID-19 cases. The quarantine space is located at the James A. Banks, Sr. Exposition Building. The City is working with the Maine Department o...

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City News
Posted on: April 1, 2020

City Council to Hold Emergency Remote Workshop on April 1 at 5:00 PM

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The Portland City Council will hold an emergency remote workshop on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 5:00 PM. The City Manager requested the workshop to discuss the City’s shelter operations.

The workshop will be conducted remotely using Zoom. Instruc...

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City News
Posted on: April 1, 2020

Mayor Snyder Issues Statement in Response to Governor Mills' Stay at Home Order

Covid-19 Updates Portland, Maine 04101

The following is a statement from Portland Mayor Kate Snyder in response to the stay at home order that Governor Mills issued for the state of Maine

“I’d like to thank Governor Mills for enacting these extra mandates to furth...

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City News
Posted on: March 30, 2020

City Council Votes to Extend Stay at Home Emergency Order Until April 27

Covid-19 Updates Portland, Maine 04101

The Portland City Council voted tonight to extend the State of Emergency and Stay at Home order until April 27. The vote extends the Emergency Order originally issued by the City Manager on March 24 and replaces it with this Emergency Order

The ...

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City News
Posted on: March 27, 2020

India Street Clinic to Resume Clinical Services & Needle Exchange Program

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The India Street Public Health Center will resume its clinical services and Needle Exchange Program on Monday, March 30. This comes after a two week closure due to widespread staff exposure to COVID-19. The City had no other choice but to cease operations...

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City News
Posted on: March 26, 2020

City Council to Host Remote Meeting on Monday, March 30 at 5:00 PM

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On Monday, March 30, 2020, at 5:00 PM, the Portland City Council will conduct its first virtual workshop and meeting using emergency legislation, Sec. G-1 MRSA §403-A, that allows cities and towns to conduct meetings online. The meeting includes ...

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City News
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) Reminds Mainers Of What Not To Flush

Covid-19 Updates Portland, Maine 04101

Properly functioning sewer systems are extremely important for the protection of public health and to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).To help keep these systems functioning properly, the Department of Environmental Protection is re...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Portland Issues COVID-19 Related Updates for City Services

Covid-19 Updates Portland, Maine 04101

The City of Portland is issuing the following updates related to the COVID-19 response and resources.

City Hall & City Buildings Closed to External Visitors Until April 13

City Hall and all City buildings will now remain closed to external visitors unt...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

City Announces Stay at Home Emergency Order Effective Wednesday, March 25 at 5:00 PM

Covid-19 Updates Portland, Maine 04101

City Announces Stay at Home Emergency Order Effective Wednesday, March 25 at 5:00 PM

Restricts all non-essential personal and business services

Mayor Kate Snyder and Portland City Manager Jon Jennings announced today at a 3:00 PM press conference that the C...

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City News
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Social Services Office Closed To The Public

Covid-19 Updates Portland, Maine 04101

For the safety of the public, our 196 Lancaster Street location will be closed to public entry until further notice. The window under our awning to the left of the office entrance is open for clients to drop off documents and our staff will continue to as...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Mayor Snyder Issues Guidance to Keep People Housed During COVID-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Updates Portland, Maine 04101

Portland Mayor Kate Snyder issued the following guidance to help keep people housed during the COVID-19 pandemic given the need for safe housing during this public health and economic crisis. The courts are currently closed at this time and no evictions a...

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COVID-19 Resources & Information City News
Posted on: March 20, 2020

City Exempts Stores from Charging Five-Cent Fee for Single-Use Carry Out Shopping Bags

Covid-19 Updates Portland, Maine 04101

Portland City Manager Jon Jennings issued an emergency proclamation on Friday, March 20, 2020 that exempts stores from having to charge the five-cent fee for single-use carry out shopping bags. The proclamation is in place until April 30, 2020 an...

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City News
Posted on: March 20, 2020

City Committed to Caring for Homeless Populations During COVID-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Updates Portland, Maine 04101

The City of Portland has been working on the front lines in direct contact with its most vulnerable community members for more than 30 years with one of the most dedicated and professional staffs. Each and every decision the City makes is with their best ...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

City Announces Temporary Changes to Parking Enforcement In Light of Ongoing Pandemic

Covid-19 Updates Portland, Maine 04101

Last Friday, March 13, Portland’s City Manager directed the Parking Division to no longer issue parking tickets for time zones and expired meters for the foreseeable future. Enforcement will continue for illegal parking, which includes blocking ...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Governor Mills’ New Executive Order Expands & Extends Portland’s Emergency Proclamation

Covid-19 Updates Portland, Maine 04101

In light of the action Governor Janet Mills took today in response to the evolving COVID-19 global pandemic, the Portland City Council’s emergency remote meeting scheduled for March 19 to consider extending the 5-day emergency proclamation that ...

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City News
Posted on: March 16, 2020

City Announces Curfew for Establishments & Other COVID-19 Recommendations

Covid-19 Updates Portland, Maine 04101

Portland City Manager Jon Jennings announced today he is instituting a mandated curfew for establishments where groups gather from 6:00 AM to 2:00 AM on Tuesday, March 17-18 and then daily from 8:00 PM until 2:00 AM on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sat...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

City Officials Provide Update on Coronavirus COVID-19 Response

Covid-19 Updates Portland, Maine 04101

As things continue to rapidly evolve with the coronavirus (COVID-19), Mayor Snyder, City Council members, and City Manager Jon Jennings held a press conference on Friday to provide the public and media with the latest information related to the number of ...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

City Cancels Events at Merrill Auditorium, Portland Expo & Ocean Gateway

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland has decided to cancel all events scheduled for the next 30 days at Merrill Auditorium, Portland Expo and Ocean Gateway in order to help practice social distancing in order to reduce the number of large gatherings and help slow the spr...

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City News
Posted on: March 3, 2020

City of Portland Following CDC Guidelines Regarding Coronavirus Precautions

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The City of Portland is actively engaged and monitoring guidance from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Maine CDC regarding Coronavirus COVID-19 preparations and precautions. The City’s emergency management team is...

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City News
Posted on: March 12, 2020

City Cancels March 16 Council Meeting & Suspends All Public Meetings

NEWS ALERT

Out of an abundance of caution and for preventative reasons only, the Portland City Council is cancelling its March 16 meeting and March 23 workshop. Both will be rescheduled at dates to be determined.  

Additionally, the City is suspending all co...

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City News
Posted on: March 5, 2020

City Clerk Releases Official Results from March 3 Election

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The City Clerk has posted the official results from the March 3 Presidential Primary, Special State and Municipal Referendum Election. 

View the Presidential Primary results here.View the Referendum results here.  

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City News
Posted on: March 2, 2020

Finalist for MLK Memorial to Present Redesign Proposal

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One finalist will present their redesign proposal for a memorial to honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to the public and the MLK Memorial Selection Committee during a meeting tomorrow night, Tuesday, March 3, at 5:30 PM in Room 209 of City Hall.&n...

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City News
Posted on: January 29, 2020

City to Offer Weekly Overdose Response Trainings & Naloxone

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The City’s Public Health Division recently merged the Substance Use Prevention and Needle Exchange programs to form the Substance Use Prevention and Harm Reduction Services program. The program, coordinated by Zoe Brokos, will continue to provid...

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City News
Posted on: February 21, 2020

2019 Maine Hire-A-Vet Campaign

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The City of Portland is proud to announce that it hired seven veteran employees as part of the 2019 Maine Hire a Vet campaign. In total during the 2019 campaign, 283 veterans were hired in Maine. The veterans hired by the City of Portland are now working ...

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City News
Posted on: February 14, 2020

City Council to Discuss Opportunity for Portland to Join Solar Consortium

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The Portland City Council will discuss an opportunity for the City to join a renewable energy consortium at its Wednesday, February 19, 2020 Council meeting. Joining the consortium would help achieve several of the City’s climate action goals an...

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City News
Posted on: February 6, 2020

Absentee Voting Begins in Portland

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Citizens can begin requesting absentee ballots by mail, phone or in person and vote absentee in person in the City Clerk’s Office, Room 203, City Hall for the upcoming March 3, 2020 election. The March 3 election consists of a state primary, pre...

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City News
Posted on: January 30, 2020

Police Citizen Review Subcommittee Hosts Informational Meeting

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The City’s Police Citizen Review Subcommittee will host an informational meeting - open to the public - regarding the Police Citizens Review Subcommittee’s work on Wednesday, February 12 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM in the Library at P...

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City News
Posted on: February 4, 2020

City Awards Funds to 11 Community Partners from Asylum Seeker Donations

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is pleased to announce it has awarded 11 community partner organizations with more than $140,000 as part of an initial round of funding from the asylum seeker donations the City received. The funds are reimbursement for the assistance...

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Posted on: January 28, 2020

City Manager Presents FY2021 Recommended CIP Budget

NEWS ALERT

The Finance Committee will begin its discussion of the City Manager’s Recommended FY21 Capital Improvement Plan budget the Finance Committee’s January 28 meeting

The CIP presents the City’s capital needs in the curr...

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City News
Posted on: January 28, 2020

Portland Launches Natural Helpers Program

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The City of Portland’s Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) is honored to announce the inaugural cohort of the Natural Helpers program. Forty-five (45) community leaders from 18 different countries of origin applied to serve as helpers. Fifteen ...

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Posted on: January 27, 2020

Councilor Duson Appointed to Serve on National League of Cities’

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Portland City Councilor Jill Duson has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2020 Energy, Environment and Natural Resources (EENR) federal advocacy committee. This committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC&rsquo...

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

Portland Neighborhood Volunteers Needed

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The Age-Friendly Portland Steering Committee is looking for volunteers willing to shovel snow for an elderly neighbor this winter. Neighborhood volunteer coordinators are also needed, to help match Portland residents aged 65+ with local volunteer groups a...

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City News
Posted on: November 22, 2019

City Planners Seek Feedback on ReCode Portland Effort

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The City of Portland’s Planning & Urban Development Department is pleased to announce that it is now seeking feedback from the public on the first four draft articles of its ReCode Portland effort. The effort is the first rewriting of the Ci...

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City News
Posted on: January 14, 2020

Public Health Department Releases Inaugural Health of Portland Report

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The City of Portland’s Public Health Division is pleased to share the inaugural Health of Portland Report (HOP). The HOP provides a wide variety of descriptive information about the health status and factors influencing Portland residents. For e...

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Posted on: December 1, 2019

City Reminds Residents of Winter Storm Operations Information

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In advance of what appears to be the first significant snow storm of the season, the City would like to remind residents of winter storm operations information. The Department of Public Works is ready for the winter storm season, in which they care for mo...

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City News
Posted on: January 14, 2020

Councilor Pious Ali Elected to National League of Cities

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Portland City Councilor Pious Ali has been elected to serve on the National League of Cities (NLC) 2020 Race, Equity and Leadership (REAL) Council. These councils provide space for local leaders to connect with other municipal officials represent...

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City News
Posted on: January 3, 2020

Portland Trails & City of Portland Create Accessible Trail in Canco Woods for Nearby Seniors

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In the fall of 2019, Portland Trails made significant upgrades to a trail in Canco Woods to create the first wheelchair-accessible forested trail in Portland. With support from the City and generous funding from an AARP Community Challenge grant, Portland...

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Posted on: January 8, 2020

Portland Police Recognized for Mental Health Response

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The City of Portland is pleased to announce that the Portland Police Department is the second police agency in the state of Maine to have been recognized by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) as having attained the requirements of th...

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Posted on: January 3, 2020

Human Trafficking Awareness Day of Remembrance and Resiliency

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In celebration of the strength and resiliency of people who have experienced human trafficking, the City of Portland and Preble Street Anti-Trafficking Services are partnering to host Human Trafficking Awareness Day of Remembrance and Resiliency....

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City News
Posted on: December 20, 2019

Rebecca Gagnon Named New Barron Center Administrator

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The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has hired Rebecca Gagnon as the new Administrator of the Barron Center, the City’s skilled rehabilitation/nursing and long-term care facility. The Barron Center has provided skilled nursing and...

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Posted on: December 13, 2019

Firefighters Receive New Boots, Thanks to Grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation

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The Portland Fire Department distributed its new boots to firefighters at Bramhall Fire Station, 784 Congress Street, on Friday, December 13 at 1:00 PM. The new boots are thanks to a grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. 

On Mond...

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City News
Posted on: December 11, 2019

City Seeks Nominations for Boards and Committees Vacancies

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The City Clerk is seeking applications for several vacancies on various boards and committees. The vacant positions are described below. Deadline for submission is December 28, 2019. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Appointme...

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City News
Posted on: December 10, 2019

City Honors Five Local Businesses at Annual Business Awards

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Five local Portland businesses/organizations will be recognized on Wednesday, December 11 by the City of Portland and the Portland Development Corporation (PDC) at this year’s annual awards ceremony for their role in expanding the city’s economic vitality...

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City News
Posted on: December 13, 2019

Barron Center Opens Short-Term Skilled Rehabilitation Unit

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that the Barron Center has now reopened its short-term skilled nursing unit. Patients of the unit can expect high quality skilled nursing care and outstanding post-acute rehabilitation services; including physic...

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City News
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Portland Youth Council Set to Begin Its Work

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The City of Portland has set the membership for the Portland Youth Council, which will connect, engage, and empower Portland's diverse youth population through government and civic participation. The Youth Council consists of 13 youth who reside in Portla...

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Posted on: December 9, 2019

Public Meeting - Overset Road and Hope Street Parking

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Representatives with the City of Portland will be presenting and seeking public input on neighborhood concerns about parking associated with use of the Portland trails access to the Presumpscot River in the Overset Road/ Hope Street Neighborhood. This is ...

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City News
Posted on: November 26, 2019

City Launches Application Process for Community Partner Reimbursements from Asylum Seeker Donations

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The City of Portland is pleased to announce it has launched an application process for community partners to request reimbursement for the assistance they provided while the City managed an unprecedented influx of asylum seekers this past summer. The City...

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City News
Posted on: November 19, 2019

Portland Earns a 94 on Human Rights Campaign’s MEI 2019 Scorecard

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The City of Portland is proud to announce that it earned seven extra points this year on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Municipal Equality Index (MEI), with a total score of 94, the highest score in Maine. The City has now increased its score...

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City News
Posted on: November 26, 2019

4-Miler Road Race on Thursday and Tree Lighting Ceremony, Friday

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More than 1,500 runners are expected to take part in the 38th  Thanksgiving Day 4-Miler road race in Portland on November 28 starting at 9:00 AM and resulting in multiple road closures. The kids run begins at 8:30 AM. 

The following roads...

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City News
Posted on: November 19, 2019

44th Annual Great American Smokeout

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November 21, 2019 is the 44th Annual Great American Smokeout. Since 1976, the American Cancer Society has hosted the Great American Smokeout, a national public awareness event encouraging people to quit smoking, even if it is just for one day. 

Qu...

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Posted on: November 19, 2019

Tree to arrive in Monument Square

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The tree that signals the start of the holiday season in Portland will arrive in Monument Square on Thursday, November 21 around 9:00am.

Crews from the Forestry Section of Portland’s Parks, Recreation & Facilities Department will prepare the ...

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City News
Posted on: November 15, 2019

Washington Avenue New Signal Equipment

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Due to systems testing and installations along Washington Avenue and Auburn Street today, November 15 through Monday, November 18, in association with new signal equipment, motorists will experience a delay along the corridor. The work is part of the inst...

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City News
Posted on: November 15, 2019

Winter Storm Reminders

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The City would like to remind residents of winter storm operations information. The Department of Public Works is ready for the winter storm season, in which they care for more than 560 lane miles of road, and the City’s Parks & Facilities D...

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Posted on: November 15, 2019

City to Test Extended Hours in Treasury Office

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The City of Portland, in an effort to better serve its customers, is testing new operating hours for the Treasury Office. Beginning November 20, the office will stay open until 6:30 PM twice a month in December, January, February, and March. The Treasury ...

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City News
Posted on: November 7, 2019

Three Finalists for MLK Memorial in Portland to Unveil Designs to the Public on November 14

You're Invited

The three finalists chosen to move forward to the RFP phase to create a memorial to honor Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Portland will present their final designs during a November 14 meeting. The finalists include Robert Katz, Augusta, ME; TJD&A...

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City News
Posted on: October 29, 2019

Emerald Ash Borer Emergency Order in Place

Ash Borer Quarantine Area

In early October, a single adult emerald ash borer was recovered from a trap which was deployed by the City of Portland in cooperation with the Maine Forest Service in Payson Park.  The city is responsible for over 600 ash trees and thousands of ...

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Posted on: October 29, 2019

Overnight closures of Warren Avenue and turnpike mainline stoppages (10/30 & 10/31)

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On Wednesday, October 30 and Thursday, October 31, 2019, Warren Avenue in Portland will be closed overnight for the removal of structural steel on the northbound bridge that carries turnpike mainline traffic over the city street. The closures are...

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City News
Posted on: October 28, 2019

Public Health Division’s Minority Health Program Receives $20k Grant

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The City of Portland Public Health Division’s Minority Health Program is pleased to announce that the Maine Health Access Foundation has awarded it $20,000 grant to assist efforts in increasing the number of Portland residents enrolled in the Ma...

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City News
Posted on: November 5, 2019

Important Election Day Information for Tuesday, November 5

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Election Day is Tuesday, November 5, 2019, and all local polling places are open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Voters can check online to locate their polling place by visiting www.portlandmaine.gov/elections. Portland residents can register to vote on electio...

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Posted on: October 24, 2019

National Drug Take Back Day

National Drug Take Back Day

Please visit any of these sites to safely dispose of expired or unused/unwanted medications. The disposal service is FREE and anonymous. Please note that needles, asthma inhalers, and illicit drugs are not accepted.

ACCEPTING VAPING DEVICES & CARTRIDGE...

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City News
Posted on: October 24, 2019

Council Reschedules Joint Economic Development & Health and Human Services Committee Meeting

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The Portland City Council has rescheduled its joint Economic Development and Health & Human Services and Public Safety Committee meeting for Tuesday, November 26 at 5:30 PM in Council Chambers. The meeting, which will focus on proposed retail marijuan...

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Posted on: October 23, 2019

City Re-Launches Façade Improvement Program

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The City of Portland’s Economic Development Department is re-launching the Façade Improvement Program. The Program is focused on commercial storefronts on Washington Avenue (from Congress Street to Gould Street Common) and St. John St...

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Posted on: October 18, 2019

City Opens Two Emergency Warming Shelters for Residents Still Without Power

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is opening two warming shelters for those residents who are still without power and need a warm place to visit, charge electronics, or sleep overnight. The warming shelters will be located at the Reiche Community Center at 166 Bracket...

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City News
Posted on: October 16, 2019

Fall Curbside Leaf & Yard Waste Collection Will Be Held Monday, October 28 - Friday, November 22

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The City of Portland is pleased to announce that fall curbside leaf and yard waste bag collection will occur October 28 - November 22.  

Important: The leaves must be in the large, paper biodegradable leaf bags that can be purchased at most hardwa...

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Posted on: October 10, 2019

City to Host Commercial & Residential Forums Regarding Revaluation Process

You're Invited

Commercial property owner forum on November 1 at 11:30 AM - Residential property owner forum on November 25 at 5:00 PM

As part of the City’s revaluation process, the Assessor’s Office will be hosting two upcoming forums to furt...

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Posted on: October 8, 2019

Portland Continues to Create Housing for All Age & Income Groups Despite Market Obstacles

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2,300 housing units approved from 2014 - August 2019;Report outlines remaining challenges and issues

City of Portland staff issued a draft of its 2019 biennial housing report ahead of the Housing Committee’s October 9 meeting, in which the report...

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Posted on: October 7, 2019

The Search is On! Portland Seeks Tree for Monument Square

Monument Square Holidays

Donors can submit their tree for consideration at portlandmaine.com/tree 

It’s hard to believe, but it’s that time of year again. Portland Downtown and the City of Portland are seeking the next “perfect tree” to grace Monument Square. The tree wil...

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Posted on: September 27, 2019

Traffic Alert: Fore Street, Eastern Prom, and Franklin Street

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Starting on Tuesday, October 8th, 2019, The Department of Public Works will begin conducting test pit utility explorations in Fore Street and the Eastern Prom Road between Mountfort and Morning Street and in Franklin Street between Marginal Way and Commer...

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City News
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Baxter Boulevard Closed Sunday, October 6 for Maine Marathon

Race Traffic Alert

Baxter Boulevard will be closed to motorists this Sunday, October 6 to make way for 3,500-plus Maine Marathon participants. The Baxter Boulevard closure for the Maine Marathon will be in effect from 5:00 AM to 3:00 PM from Preble Street to Washington Aven...

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

Straw Ordinance Will Go to City Council for Vote

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On Wednesday, September 18th, the Sustainability and Transportation Committee approved the proposed Straw Ordinance 3-0 and the vote will now go before the full Council. The proposed ordinance utilizes a phased approach to discourage, and then ban the use...

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City News
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Portland Fire Museum to Celebrate 17th Annual Open House

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On Saturday, October 12, 2019, the Portland Veteran Firemen’s Association and the Portland Fire Department will be holding the 17th annual Open House at the Portland Fire Museum, which is located in the 1837 firehouse at 157 Spring Street from 1...

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City News
Posted on: September 30, 2019

Baxter Boulevard Closed Sunday

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Baxter Boulevard will be closed to motorists this Sunday, October 6 to make way for 3,500-plus Maine Marathon participants. The Baxter Boulevard closure for the Maine Marathon will be in effect from 5:00 AM to 3:00 PM from Preble Street to Washington Aven...

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

UPDATE - MANDATORY CDBG APPLICANT MEETING

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Our office has received many requests to change the date and time of the Mandatory Meeting for a variety of reasons. We are able to accommodate a time change, but due to limited large meeting space applicants will only have 4 weeks to complete their appli...

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City News
Posted on: September 27, 2019

Washington Avenue Sewer Separation Project – NOTICE OF PAVING

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Washington Avenue Sewer Separation Project – NOTICE OF PAVING 

Paving on Washington Avenue from Eastern Prom Road to Oxford Street is currently scheduled for Wednesday, October 2, 2019 and October 3, 2019.  Paving on North Street from Mel...

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City News
Posted on: September 23, 2019

TRAFFIC ALERT: Forest Avenue, Bedford Street Intersection

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On Saturday morning, September 28, 2019, the City’s contractor, Shaw Brothers Construction, will be reducing Forest Avenue to one lane in the inbound and outbound direction from 7am to 7pm.  The lane closures are required to install pavement with...

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Posted on: September 27, 2019

Traffic Alert: Fore and Franklin Street

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Starting on Monday, September 30, 2019, The Department of Public Works will begin conducting test pit utility explorations in Fore Street between Mountfort and Morning Street and in Franklin Street between Marginal Way and Commercial Street.  Thi...

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City News
Posted on: September 20, 2019

Drive Less, Do More celebrates multimodal lifestyle in Portland

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Portland Downtown, the City of Portland, and local transit organizations are throwing a Launch Party for a new multimodal transportation marketing campaign – Drive Less, Do More – from 8am to 10am on Tuesday, September 24th in Monument Square. The celebra...

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City News
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Portland Harvest Festival at Deering Oaks Park on September 29

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Portland Harvest Festival is a non-profit event celebrating our city and the coming of Fall. Join Us, September 29, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm, at Deering Oaks Park, for a time of food, live music and activities for the whole family! We will have games, free famil...

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City News
Posted on: September 19, 2019

City Public Health Officials Warn of Vaping Dangers

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As reports of vaping-related illnesses increase, Maine has enacted a law banning vaping on school grounds. On September 19, LD 152 took effect. The statute, “An Act to Prohibit the Possession and Use of Electronic Smoking Devices on School Grounds” comes ...

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City News
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Portland Celebrates PARKing Day on Friday, September 20

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On Friday, September 20, Portland artists, businesses, activists, and citizens will participate in an international event called “PARK(ing) Day,” temporarily transforming downtown parking spaces into public parks and social spaces.

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City News
Posted on: September 20, 2019

TRAFFIC ALERT: Fore and Hancock Street September 22

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Central Main Power Company in conjunction with Haugland Energy and Aceto Construction will be constructing a new electrical circuit on Fore Street to serve both the neighboring residential and commercial properties.  Construction will begin at th...

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City News
Posted on: September 6, 2019

City Celebrates Welcoming Week September 13 - 22

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For the third year in a row, the City of Portland will proudly celebrate Welcoming Week by hosting a series of interactive events beginning September 14, 2019 to recognize immigrant contributions to our community. Welcoming Week demonstrates that in place...

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City News
Posted on: September 13, 2019

The City of Portland & Maine DEP Team Up to Monitor Air Quality

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The City of Portland and the Maine Department of Environmental Protection are teaming up to install an air quality monitor in the West End neighborhood. This means that Maine DEP will now monitor two sensors in Portland as the City has long had one locate...

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City News
Posted on: August 26, 2019

City Streamlines Annual Tax Billing Process - September Bills Delayed

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The City of Portland is streamlining the annual tax billing process to create greater efficiency and lower overall costs. Beginning with the FY20 tax bills, which will be mailed in early September 2019, residents will receive a single annual tax bill with...

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City News
Posted on: September 3, 2019

City's Job Creation Grant Program Now Accepting Applications

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The City of Portland is once again launching a new round of the Business Assistance Program for Job Creation (BAP), and applications are now being accepted. The Program provides matching grants to Portland businesses for the creation of one or two full-ti...

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City News
Posted on: September 3, 2019

City Seeks Public Input on Integrated Water Resources Plan

Community Survey

The City of Portland’s Water Resources Division and the Portland Water District are seeking public input on a survey just released at their Integrated Water Resources Planning website, www.BluePortland.org. The survey’s goal is to coll...

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Posted on: September 6, 2019

City Council Asks Rock Row Developers to Address Concert Noise

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The Portland City Council has sent a letter to the Rock Row developers asking them to address concert noise and related issues at the Maine Savings Pavillion. Councilors Batson and Thibodeau co-authored the letter, which all members of the Council signed....

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Posted on: September 9, 2019

9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

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City of Portland officials along with the Portland Fire Department and the Portland Police Department will join on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 for a 9/11 remembrance ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial at Fort Allen Park. Fire Chief Keith Gautreau and Police ...

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City News
Posted on: August 27, 2019

International Overdose Awareness Day Vigil

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Please join Portland Public Health’s Needle Exchange Program and its volunteer-based outreach team, I AM HERE, as they host Portland’s Sixth Annual Overdose Awareness Day Vigil. Accidental overdose has become the leading cause of death among Americans und...

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City News
Posted on: August 31, 2019

TRAFFIC ALERT: Bolton Street closing, September 4 through September 5

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Bolton Street will be closed for sewer manhole repairs, September 4 through September 5. Bolton Street will be open for local traffic only. Residents will be able to access their properties from either end. There will be signage to reflect the closure.&am...

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City News
Posted on: August 30, 2019

TRAFFIC ALERT: Washington Ave To Eastern Prom September 3

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On September 3, 2019 Milling (removal of asphalt) will be done on Washington Avenue between Walnut Street and Eastern Promenade. We expect the work to take less than a day. Traffic will be maintained but there will be no parking in this area from approxim...

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City News
Posted on: August 15, 2019

City Meets Deadline Thanks to Community Effort; Transitions 200+ Asylum Seekers into Housing

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland announced today that it has met its August 15 deadline of returning the Portland Expo back to its contractually obligated operations thanks to a community wide effort that was able to house more than 200 recently arrived asylum seeker...

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City News
Posted on: August 1, 2019

Commercial Street Operations & Master Plan Meeting August 13

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City & Partners to Host Upcoming Public Meeting for Commercial Street Operations & Master Plan. 

The City of Portland, PACTS and the MaineDOT are hosting a Public Meeting to review and get input on alternative transportation operations and...

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City News
Posted on: August 1, 2019

TRAFFIC ALERT: Frost Street Closure August 13 through August 15

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Frost Street will be closed starting Tuesday, August 13 through Thursday, August 15 for work being done by PanAm to the railroad tracks. Local traffic will be able to get to their residence from Capisic Street, all other traffic will be re-routed. The str...

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City News
Posted on: July 19, 2019

Veranda Street Bridge Replacement Public Meeting August 13

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You are invited to a Public Meeting regarding the replacement of the MaineDOT Veranda Street Bridge. The meeting will be held at the East End Community Center, 195 North Street, August 8, 2019 at 6PM.For more information please contact MaineDOT Project Ma...

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Posted on: August 8, 2019

TRAFFIC ALERT: Candlewyck and Starlight Road August 12 through August 13

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Paving work will take place on Candlewyck Road, Candlewyck Terrace, and Starlight Road, and is expected to take two days. There will be limited to zero access and no parking allowed between the hours of 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. Monday, August 12 and Tuesday, A...

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City News
Posted on: August 8, 2019

City Announces Finalists to Create MLK Memorial in Portland

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The City of Portland announced today that three finalists have been selected from the RFQ phase to move forward to the RFP phase to create a memorial to honor Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Portland. The finalists are:  Robert Katz, Augusta,...

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Posted on: August 8, 2019

TRAFFIC ALERT: Bedford Street, Monday, August 11

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On Sunday Evening, August 11, 2019, the City will be closing Bedford Street as part of the Bedford Street Sewer separation project for roadway pavement installation. The closure will occur from August 11 at 5pm to August 12 at 8am. Shaw Brothers,...

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Posted on: August 2, 2019

Portland Announces New Social Services Director

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The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has hired Aaron Geyer as its Social Services Administrator. He assumed the role on July 31, 2019, and had been serving as the Interim Administrator for the last several months. Prior to that, Mr. Geyer h...

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City News
Posted on: July 25, 2019

Portland Names New Police Chief

NEWS ALERT

City Manager Jon Jennings has chosen Frank Clark to become Portland’s next Police Chief following an extensive search and review process. Clark has been with the South Portland Police Department since 1988, and is currently a Lieutenant. He has ...

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City News
Posted on: July 26, 2019

Join Us As We Kick Off the Maine Bicentennial in Deering Oaks Park

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Governor Janet Mills will join Mayor Strimling, City officials, and members of the Maine Bicentennial Commission to launch the commemoration of the State of Maine bicentennial on Tuesday, July 30 at 2:30 PM in Deering Oaks Park. The Portland event, one of...

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City News
Posted on: July 24, 2019

EMERGENCY NO PARKING ON PARK AVE AND STATE STREET EXTENSION

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In order to allow for Public Works to complete the long-line street painting, there will be no parking on Park Avenue tomorrow night, Thursday, July 25 from 11:00 PM until 7:00 AM on Friday, July 26.  This ban affects Park Ave from High Street to...

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City News
Posted on: July 18, 2019

City Response to Governor Mills' General Assistance Rule Change

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Following the City’s update yesterday on its efforts to transition the asylum seekers at the Portland Expo to temporary and long-term housing opportunities, Governor Mills today announced that Maine DHHS is pursuing changes to the eligi...

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City News
Posted on: July 17, 2019

Update on Phase Two for Asylum Seekers at Portland Expo

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland continues to house between 200-250 asylum seekers at the Portland Expo, and has processed 350 individuals since June 9. Over the last several weeks, City staff have focused their efforts on finding temporary and long-term housing oppo...

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City News
Posted on: July 10, 2019

Revaluation Project Update – Apartment and Commercial Property Valuation

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This City is currently undergoing a city-wide revaluation of all real property. This effort will culminate in new assessments for all properties for the Fiscal Year 2021 assessment roll.Tyler Technologies, the firm that has been hired to assist in perform...

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City News
Posted on: July 12, 2019

City to Host Dedication Ceremony for New Shade Structure at Will's Playground on Eastern Prom

NEWS ALERT

The City’s Parks, Recreation & Facilities Department is pleased to announce that it will hold a dedication ceremony for its newly constructed shade structure on Saturday, July 13 at 10:00 AM. Made possible by a grant from the American Academ...

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City News
Posted on: July 12, 2019

TRAFFIC ALERT: Intersection of Cumberland and Forest Avenue Utility Construction

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NEUCO, the contractor for Unitil’s SURE project, has begun replacement of the gas mains and service lines at the intersection of Cumberland and Forest Avenue. The detour will direct all outbound traffic at Congress to High Street, which will lea...

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City News
Posted on: June 19, 2019

City Announces Update on Asylum Seeker Transition Plan

NEWS ALERT

PORTLAND, Maine -- Ci ty Manager Jon Jennings today announced an update related to the City’s efforts on a transition plan to house asylum seekers. The City is incredibly thankful to those who have offered assistance during this emergency situation. Some ...

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City News
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Donation & Volunteer Information to Support Asylum Seekers

Volunteer and Donation Information

6/17/19 UPDATE:  For those wishing to volunteer, we thank you. The United Way of Greater Portland has received enough volunteer inquiries at this point, and is busy working to process the volunteer requests. Please wait to receive your volunteer ...

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City News
Posted on: June 12, 2019

City Responds to Influx in Asylum Seekers

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland, in response to an influx in asylum seekers from the southern US border, has activated an emergency operations center and additional emergency shelter at the Portland Expo. Since Sunday, June 9, the City has received roughly 100 new a...

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City News
Posted on: May 31, 2019

Portland Hosts Water Resources Infrastructure Tour of Back Cove on June 6

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On June 6, as part of our celebration of Clean Water Week (June 2 – June 6, 2019), the City in collaboration with the Portland Water District is sponsoring a guided walking tour around Back Cove.  The tour will highlight a few of the ma...

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City News
Posted on: April 22, 2019

Update: FY20 Municipal Budget Approved by City Council

FY20 MUNICIPAL BUDGET

Update:  The City Council approved the FY20 Municipal Budget during its May 20, 2019 meeting. 

The final FY20 budget includes the following changes from the City Manager's Recommended budget.

  • an additional $50,000 for the Community Support...
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Finance Committee City News
Posted on: May 22, 2019

City Announces Improvements for Island Residents

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The City of Portland is announcing today several improvements for island residents in order to assist with parking, transportation, access and boarding of the ferry, and infrastructure improvements near the ferry dock on Peaks Island. These improvements a...

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City News
Posted on: May 23, 2019

Woodford Street Sewer Separation Update

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The Department of Public Works would like to update you on the status and activities regarding the above referenced project. The contractor, D&C Construction, will be returning to the street in the weeks after Memorial Day to complete their list of it...

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Posted on: May 15, 2019

City Seeks Interested Applicants to Create MLK Memorial in Portland

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The City of Portland announced today that it is seeking qualifications from interested applicants for the creation of a memorial to honor Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Portland. The RFQ is available here and interested applicants have until June 26 ...

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City News
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Portland Police to Participate in Regional Active Shooter Training at Deering High Saturday, May 18

EMERGENCY training exercise

The Portland Police Department will participate in a regional active shooter training at Deering High School, 370 Stevens Avenue, this Saturday, May 18, 2019. Those in the area will see increased activity around Deering High and Longfellow School starting...

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City News
Posted on: April 29, 2019

Police Participate in May 11 Gun Give Back Program

NEWS ALERT

The Portland Police Department is excited to participate in a gun give back program on May 11, 2019. The event offers an opportunity for the community to become a safer place by offering people a way to safely dispose of unwanted firearms and ammunition.

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City News
Posted on: April 22, 2019

FY20 Municipal Budget Currently Under Review by Council

FY20 MUNICIPAL BUDGET

The City Council’s Finance Committee is in the midst of reviewing the City Manager’s Recommended FY20 Municipal Budget. Upcoming Council and public review of the budget will take place at the following times:

Finance Committee Meetings...

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Finance Committee City News
Posted on: April 22, 2019

City Manager Presents Recommended FY20 Municipal Budget

FY20 MUNICIPAL BUDGET

Portland City Manager Jon Jennings presented his recommended municipal budget for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20), which begins July 1, 2019, to the City Council at its April 8 meeting. The $263.4 million budget results in a 2.9% city-side property tax rate incre...

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Finance Committee City News
Posted on: April 12, 2019

Portland Receives Small Business Friendly Community Award

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that the U.S Conference of Mayors and its Partner America Program selected Portland to receive the Inaugural 2019 Partner America Small Business Friendly Community Award. According to the US Conference of Mayors...

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City News
Posted on: April 10, 2019

City Manager Selects Heather Brown to Serve as Assistant City Manager

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City Manager Jon Jennings is pleased to announce he has selected Heather Brown to serve as the new Assistant City Manager for the City of Portland. The City conducted a search process for an Assistant City Manager to replace Michael Sauschuck, who left to...

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City News
Posted on: April 5, 2019

Digital Imaging for Revaluation Project Begins Monday, April 8

NEWS ALERT

On Monday, April 8, 2019, the City of Portland will start the street-level digital imagery part of the 2019 Revaluation Project. The City has contracted Tyler Technologies to digitally photograph the exterior of every property in the city and validate add...

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City News
Posted on: March 15, 2019

City Selects New Director of IT & New Director of Innovation and Performance Management

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City Manager Jon Jennings is pleased to announce that he has selected Hanna Pickering to serve as the next Director of Information Technology and Lena Geraghty to serve as the first Director of Innovation & Performance Management. Ms. Pickering&rs...

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City News
Posted on: March 12, 2019

City Launches "Ask the Zoning Staff" Appointments on Thursdays at City Hall

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Starting on March 14, the City of Portland’s Permitting and Inspections Department will offer the opportunity for customers to meet with a Zoning Staff member for 30 minutes to ask questions. Appointments are available from 9 AM to 12 PM every T...

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City News
Posted on: March 8, 2019

City Manager Releases Recommendations for FY20 CDBG Allocations

NEWS ALERT

City Manager Jon Jennings released his recommendations to the City Council for FY20 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding today. More information is available on the City's CDBG webpage. The City Council will hold two public hearings r...

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City News
Posted on: March 1, 2019

MDOT Hosts Public Meeting to Discuss Veranda Street Bridge Replacement

NEWS ALERT

Please join the Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) at a formal public meeting to discuss the replacement of the Veranda Street Bridge, which carries I-295 over Veranda Street. Located 0.24 of a mile northerly of Route 1, Portland.

Representative...

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City News
Posted on: February 22, 2019

First Public Meeting for Integrated Water Resources Plan to be Held Feb 27

NEWS ALERT

The Portland Department of Public Works Water Resources Division is holding its first public information meeting for the City’s Integrated Water Resources Management Plan on Wednesday, Feb. 27, beginning at 5:30 p.m., at the DPW Training Room at...

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City News
Posted on: January 22, 2019

Tyler Technologies to Conduct Property Reassessment for Portland

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The City of Portland’s Assessor’s Office has announced that it has retained Tyler Technologies CLT Appraisal Services™ to conduct a multi-year reassessment project for the City of Portland. The project will start in 2019 and ...

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Assessor's Office City News
Posted on: January 7, 2019

India Street STD Clinic Now Offers Online Appointment Scheduling

NEWS ALERT

Patients can now make appointments online for the India Street STD Clinic. Click here to book now. 

Limited appointments are offered on Tuesday afternoons followed by drop-in hours (first come, first serve).

Thursday is now all appointments. If app...

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City News
Posted on: December 31, 2018

City Names Waterfront Working Group Members to Address Key Issues During Six-Month Moratorium

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland today announced the members of its new Waterfront Working Group, which will work intensely over the next six months to address key issues during the time the non-marine use expansion moratorium is in place for the Waterfront Central Z...
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Additional Info... City News
Posted on: December 21, 2018

Public Input Sought for City's Integrated Water Resources Management Plan

NEWS ALERT

The Portland Department of Public Works Water Resources Division is holding its first public information meeting for the City’s Integrated Water Resources Management Plan on Thursday, January 9, beginning at 5:30 p.m., at the DPW Training Room a...

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City News
Posted on: December 17, 2018

New Development Impact Fees Go Into Effect December 19, 2018

NEWS ALERT

In November 2018, the Portland City Council voted to adopt an impact fee ordinance for all new development projects. The new rules and regulations go into effect on December 19 and apply to all building permit applications submitted following this date. T...

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City News
Posted on: November 2, 2018

Woodfords Corner Public Art Installed - Join Us for "Tree Lighting" on November 15

woodfords corner public art

The City of Portland and the Portland Public Art Committee would like to invite the public to attend a “tree lighting” ceremony on November 15 to celebrate the installation of new public artwork, Luminous Arbor, by local artist Aaron T...

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City News
Posted on: November 2, 2018

Portland Parks Conservancy Names Executive Director

NEWS ALERT

The Portland Parks Conservancy is excited to announce that it has named Nan Cumming to serve as its first Executive Director. The Conservancy was launched by Elliotsville Plantation, Inc. in early 2018 to help support the numerous parks, trails, open spac...

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City News
Posted on: October 30, 2018

Portland Launches Enhanced Mass Notification Solution

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The City of Portland officially launched an enhanced version of its mass notification services via www.portlandmaine.gov/stayconnected. The new solution, provided through CivicPlus’ CivicReady system, has significantly improved the way in which ...

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Additional Info... City News
Posted on: October 18, 2018

Workforce Housing Units in Portland For Sale & Rent

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Know someone looking to buy a home in Portland? Did you know the City’s Planning & Urban Development Department works with developers to make some of their new homes priced for average incomes? 

Right now there are three condominium ...

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City News
Posted on: October 11, 2018

NEW Interactive Map of Evergreen Cemetery

Evergreen Cemetery Interactive Map Portland, Maine 04103

We are excited to offer a new interactive map of Evergreen Cemetery. This interactive map will allow you to search for loved ones and the many famous burials at Evergreen Cemetery. Searching can be done by name, age and other parameters. Click here to acc...

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City News
Posted on: October 9, 2018

Portland Earns Six Extra Points on Human Rights Campaign's MEI 2018 Scorecard

Municipal Equality Index

The City of Portland is proud to announce that it earned six extra points this year on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Municipal Equality Index (MEI), with a total score of 86, the highest score in Maine, and an increase of 11 points since 201...

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City News
Posted on: October 9, 2018

City Hall Now Accepts US Passport Applications

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that Portland City Hall now accepts passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. U.S. citizens planning international travel may apply for their passports Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM t...

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City News
Posted on: August 27, 2018

Report Finds Foreign-Born Residents Contributed $1.2 Billion to Portland-Metro GDP in 2016

NEWS ALERT

Immigrants in the Portland, ME metro area contributed $1.2 billion to the area’s GDP in 2016 and paid $133 million in federal taxes and $62 million in state and local taxes, according to a new report by New American Economy (NAE), in partnership...

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City News
Posted on: August 12, 2018

City Launches “Ask the Plan Reviewer” Appointments on Tuesdays at City Hall

ask the plan reviewer

Starting August 14, the City of Portland's Permitting and Inspections Department will offer the opportunity for customers to meet with a Plan Reviewer for 30 minutes and ask questions. Appointments are available from 9 AM to 12 PM every Tuesday morning. A...

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Additional Info... City News
Posted on: July 25, 2018

More Community Based Solutions to Prevent Graffiti Available

Mike Lewis at Pearl St

The City of Portland is excited to announce that it is continuing two popular programs in order to prevent and remove graffiti and encouraging two other new resources. Following up on the effort to paint utility boxes in 2016, five additional utility boxe...

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City News
Posted on: July 19, 2018

City Bans Plastic Straws in Clock Tower Cafe; Urges Other Businesses to Follow Suit

news alert

The City of Portland has made the decision to ban plastic straws from the Clock Tower Cafe, located within City Hall, and is urging other businesses to follow suit. City Manager Jon Jennings made the decision at the July 18 Sustainability & Transporta...

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Sustainability & Transportation Committee City News
Posted on: July 17, 2018

Portland One of Seven to Pilot New INRIX Autonomous Vehicle Platform

inrix graphic

The City of Portland is excited to announce it is one of seven cities and groups to pilot INRIX AV Road Rules, a platform that lays the foundation for the city to communicate with operators for safe and effective deployment of Highly Automated Vehicles (H...

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City News
Posted on: July 17, 2018

Chamber Businesses Give Portland Opportunity Crew a Boost

Text Crew Sign

The City of Portland is excited to announce that several donations have recently been received to support the continuation of the Portland Opportunity Crew, the City’s panhandling-to-work program. The Portland Community Chamber of Commerce has b...

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Additional Info... City News
Posted on: April 12, 2018

City Announces Members of Portland Disability Advisory Committee

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is pleased to announce the members of the Portland Disability Advisory Committee (PDAC), which advises the City Manager on issues of importance to people with disabilities and also recommends policies, practices, and legislation in ma...

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City News
Posted on: October 16, 2017

Mayor Strimling Joins Coalition of 134 Mayors to Launch 10-Minute Walk to a Park Campaign

10 minute walk campaign

 Mayor Strimling and the City of Portland’s Parks, Recreation & Facilities Department has joined The Trust for Public Land, National Recreation and Park Association, and Urban Land Institute in launching an historic “10-mi...

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Portland's Parks Department City News
Posted on: September 21, 2017

New Digital Parking Citation Management Software Begins September 22

news alert

The days of handwriting parking citations are over for the City of Portland. Passport, an industry leader in parking enforcement and citation management software, has launched its citation management platform for the city. The new tickets will begin appea...

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Parking Department City News
Posted on: September 12, 2017

Portland One of 25 Communities Selected for Gateways for Growth Challenge Award

Portland Welcomes You

The City of Portland is one of 25 communities chosen by the New American Economy and Welcoming America to receive the Gateways for Growth award, which helps local governments, businesses, and civic leaders develop concrete strategies to integrate immigran...

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Office of Economic Opportunity City News
Posted on: September 6, 2017

City Joins Forces with Elliotsville Plantation to Create Parks Conservancy

Kids playing soccer with buildings in the background

The City of Portland and Elliotsville Plantation, Inc. are pleased to announce their ongoing collaboration to create a conservancy in Portland that supports municipal parks, trails, and open spaces. A six-member steering committee, which includes a repres...

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City News
Posted on: July 18, 2017

City Begins Urban Forest Inventory in Portland

UFIA

 Today, the City of Portland and the USDA Forest Service’s Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program began an urban inventory of trees, green space, and ground cover on public and private land for the greater Portland metropolitan area...

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Parks Department City News

News Flash

Posted on: June 19, 2020

City Halts Implementation of Property Revaluation

NEWS ALERT

The City’s Assessor’s Office has officially announced it is halting implementation of this year’s citywide property revaluation until 2021 citing the unknown real estate market and fiscal implications of the COVID-19 pandemic...

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Assessor's Office
Posted on: April 3, 2020

City Delays New Value Notices for 2020 Revaluation Project

portland news

As the COVID-19 situation continues to unfold, the City has made the decision to delay the Value Change Notices that were scheduled to be sent to all taxpayers in May. Notices will be sent at a future date to be determined.

“Given the unknowns wi...

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Additional Info... Assessor's Office
Posted on: October 10, 2019

City to Host Commercial & Residential Forums Regarding Revaluation Process

You're Invited

Commercial property owner forum on November 1 at 11:30 AM - Residential property owner forum on November 25 at 5:00 PM

As part of the City’s revaluation process, the Assessor’s Office will be hosting two upcoming forums to further detail the proce...

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Additional Info... Assessor's Office
Posted on: August 26, 2019

City Streamlines Annual Tax Billing Process - September Bills Delayed

portland news

The City of Portland is streamlining the annual tax billing process to create greater efficiency and lower overall costs. Beginning with the FY20 tax bills, which will be mailed in early September 2019, residents will receive a single annual tax bill with...

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Assessor's Office
Posted on: April 5, 2019

Digital Imaging for Revaluation Project Begins Monday, April 8

NEWS ALERT

On Monday, April 8, 2019, the City of Portland will start the street-level digital imagery part of the 2019 Revaluation Project. The City has contracted Tyler Technologies to digitally photograph the exterior of every property in the city and validate add...

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Assessor's Office
Posted on: January 22, 2019

Tyler Technologies to Conduct Property Reassessment for Portland

news alert

The City of Portland’s Assessor’s Office has announced that it has retained Tyler Technologies CLT Appraisal Services™ to conduct a multi-year reassessment project for the City of Portland. The project will start in 2019 and continue through mid-2020 culm...

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Assessor's Office Assessor's Office

News Flash

Posted on: April 9, 2020

Office of Elder Affairs Temporary Volunteer Program

portland news

The Portland Office of Elder Affairs will implement a temporary volunteer service to provide grocery shopping and food delivery to elderly Portland residents who may have difficulty accessing food during the Coronavirus pandemic. The service is intended t...

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Barron Center
Posted on: December 13, 2019

Barron Center Opens Short-Term Skilled Rehabilitation Unit

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that the Barron Center has now reopened its short-term skilled nursing unit. Patients of the unit can expect high quality skilled nursing care and outstanding post-acute rehabilitation services; including physic...

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Barron Center

News Flash

Posted on: June 23, 2020

Voting Information for the July 14, 2020 Election

vote

In-person early absentee voting is now underway for the July 14, 2020 State Primary and Municipal School Budget /Referendum Election. Voting is available during the City Clerk’s office hours -- Monday through Friday from 9:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M --...

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City Clerk
Posted on: March 5, 2020

City Clerk Releases Official Results from March 3 Election

portland news

The City Clerk has posted the official results from the March 3 Presidential Primary, Special State and Municipal Referendum Election. 

View the Presidential Primary results here.View the Referendum results here.  

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City Clerk

News Flash

Posted on: June 18, 2020

Marijuana Business Licenses Ordinance Effective

The order adding Chapter 35 Marijuana Business Licensing to the City Code also amends Chapter 11 to include marijuana food processing establishments and Chapter 15 to include the fees for new licenses. The order adds sprinkler and gas detection requiremen...

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Order 166-19/20 City Code Amendments

News Flash

Posted on: June 1, 2020

City Council Issues Proclamation Condemning Racism and Honoring Arbery, Taylor and Floyd

portland news

Mayor Snyder and the Portland City Council issued a proclamation at their June 1, 2020 City Council meeting condemning racism and honoring Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd.

PROCLAMATION CONDEMNING RACISM AND HONORING AHMAUD ARBERY, BREONNA TA...

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City Council Notices
Posted on: April 10, 2020

City Council to Host Remote Workshop & Meeting on Monday, April 13

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On Monday, April 13, 2020 at 4:30 PM, the Portland City Council will conduct a remote workshop and a meeting at 5:30 PM. Emergency legislation, Sec. G-1 MRSA §403-A, allows cities and towns to conduct meetings online during the State of Emergency...

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City Council Notices
Posted on: March 26, 2020

City Council to Host Remote Meeting on Monday, March 30 at 5:00 PM

portland news

On Monday, March 30, 2020, at 5:00 PM, the Portland City Council will conduct its first virtual workshop and meeting using emergency legislation, Sec. G-1 MRSA §403-A, that allows cities and towns to conduct meetings online. The meeting includes ...

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City Council Notices
Posted on: January 10, 2020

109 Harvard Street Map Amendment

TO RESIDENTS AND PROPERTY OWNERS:

The Portland City Council will hold a public hearing to consider a zoning map amendment by Wescott & Payson II, LLC to rezone a 3.4 acre tract of land from an R-3 Residential Zone to an R-5 Residential Zone along an un...

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City Council Notices
Posted on: July 23, 2019

18 Luther Street - Text Amendment

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland City Council will hold a public hearing to consider a proposal for a text amendment to the original Conditional Zone Agreement (CZA #CC-55) for the properties at 18, 22, and 26 Luther Stree...

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City Council Notices
Posted on: May 15, 2019

City Seeks Interested Applicants to Create MLK Memorial in Portland

portland news

The City of Portland announced today that it is seeking qualifications from interested applicants for the creation of a memorial to honor Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Portland. The RFQ is available here and interested applicants have until June 26 ...

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City Council Notices
Posted on: July 19, 2018

City Bans Plastic Straws in Clock Tower Cafe; Urges Other Businesses to Follow Suit

news alert

The City of Portland has made the decision to ban plastic straws from the Clock Tower Cafe, located within City Hall, and is urging other businesses to follow suit. City Manager Jon Jennings made the decision at the July 18 Sustainability & Transporta...

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Sustainability & Transportation Committee City Council Notices

News Flash

Posted on: July 7, 2020

City Hires Bob Fowler as New Public Health Director

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is pleased to announce it has hired Bob Fowler as the city’s new Public Health Director after an extensive search and interview process. For the last six years, Fowler served as the Executive Director at Milestone Recovery. ...

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Public Health Division City Manager's Office
Posted on: July 6, 2020

City Makes $500,000 Available for Rent Assistance for Portlanders Affected by COVID-19

Covid-19 Updates Portland, Maine 04101

In response to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the City of Portland will make available up to three months of rent, and up to $250 in utility assistance to alleviate the housing burden for low income households that have lo...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: May 18, 2020

Mayor Snyder & City Manager Issue Letter to Citizens and Businesses Regarding Reopening Plans

Covid-19 Updates Portland, Maine 04101

Portland Mayor Kate Snyder and City Manager Jon Jennings issued a letter to citizens and businesses today recapping the City’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and outlining its reopening plans. You can read it at the link below. 

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Additional Info... City Manager's Office
Posted on: May 12, 2020

City Proposes Plan to Assist Restaurant & Retail Businesses with Reopening

NEWS ALERT

In conjunction with Governor Mills’ Restarting Maine’s Economy plan, which outlines the gradual stages of reopening, the City of Portland has put together a proposed plan that includes temporary street closures and permitting changes t...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: April 1, 2020

City of Portland Opens Additional Shelter for Clients Needing Quarantine Space

Covid-19 Updates Portland, Maine 04101

The City of Portland has opened an additional shelter for clients needing quarantine space in light of positive COVID-19 cases. The quarantine space is located at the James A. Banks, Sr. Exposition Building. The City is working with the Maine Department o...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: March 26, 2020

City Council to Host Remote Meeting on Monday, March 30 at 5:00 PM

portland news

On Monday, March 30, 2020, at 5:00 PM, the Portland City Council will conduct its first virtual workshop and meeting using emergency legislation, Sec. G-1 MRSA §403-A, that allows cities and towns to conduct meetings online. The meeting includes ...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Portland Issues COVID-19 Related Updates for City Services

Covid-19 Updates Portland, Maine 04101

The City of Portland is issuing the following updates related to the COVID-19 response and resources.

City Hall & City Buildings Closed to External Visitors Until April 13

City Hall and all City buildings will now remain closed to external visitors unti...

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Additional Info... City Manager's Office
Posted on: March 24, 2020

City Announces Stay at Home Emergency Order Effective Wednesday, March 25 at 5:00 PM

Covid-19 Updates Portland, Maine 04101

City Announces Stay at Home Emergency Order Effective Wednesday, March 25 at 5:00 PM

Restricts all non-essential personal and business services

Mayor Kate Snyder and Portland City Manager Jon Jennings announced today at a 3:00 PM press conference that the C...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: March 3, 2020

City of Portland Following CDC Guidelines Regarding Coronavirus Precautions

Covid-19 Updates Portland, Maine 04101

The City of Portland is actively engaged and monitoring guidance from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Maine CDC regarding Coronavirus COVID-19 preparations and precautions. The City’s emergency management team is...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: January 28, 2020

City Manager Presents FY2021 Recommended CIP Budget

NEWS ALERT

The Finance Committee will begin its discussion of the City Manager’s Recommended FY21 Capital Improvement Plan budget the Finance Committee’s January 28 meeting

The CIP presents the City’s capital needs in the curr...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Portland Youth Council Set to Begin Its Work

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The City of Portland has set the membership for the Portland Youth Council, which will connect, engage, and empower Portland's diverse youth population through government and civic participation. The Youth Council consists of 13 youth who reside in Portla...

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Additional Info... City Manager's Office
Posted on: October 10, 2019

City to Host Commercial & Residential Forums Regarding Revaluation Process

You're Invited

Commercial property owner forum on November 1 at 11:30 AM - Residential property owner forum on November 25 at 5:00 PM

As part of the City’s revaluation process, the Assessor’s Office will be hosting two upcoming forums to furt...

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Additional Info... City Manager's Office
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Volunteer & Donation Information to Support Asylum Seekers

Volunteer and Donation Information

Thank you to those who have expressed a wish to volunteer your time and services in helping us as we support asylum seekers arriving in Portland. Thanks to our friends at the United Way of Greater Portland, we now have a coordinated and secure way to acce...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: June 12, 2019

City Responds to Influx in Asylum Seekers

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland, in response to an influx in asylum seekers from the southern US border, has activated an emergency operations center and additional emergency shelter at the Portland Expo. Since Sunday, June 9, the City has received roughly 100 new a...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: April 22, 2019

Update: FY20 Municipal Budget Approved by City Council

FY20 MUNICIPAL BUDGET

Update:  The City Council approved the FY20 Municipal Budget during its May 20, 2019 meeting. 

The final FY20 budget includes the following changes from the City Manager's Recommended budget.

  • an additional $50,000 for the Community Support...
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Finance Committee City Manager's Office
Posted on: May 15, 2019

City Seeks Interested Applicants to Create MLK Memorial in Portland

portland news

The City of Portland announced today that it is seeking qualifications from interested applicants for the creation of a memorial to honor Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Portland. The RFQ is available here and interested applicants have until June 26 ...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: April 22, 2019

FY20 Municipal Budget Currently Under Review by Council

FY20 MUNICIPAL BUDGET

The City Council’s Finance Committee is in the midst of reviewing the City Manager’s Recommended FY20 Municipal Budget. Upcoming Council and public review of the budget will take place at the following times:

Finance Committee Meetings All meetings are in R...

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Finance Committee City Manager's Office
Posted on: April 22, 2019

City Manager Presents Recommended FY20 Municipal Budget

FY20 MUNICIPAL BUDGET

Portland City Manager Jon Jennings presented his recommended municipal budget for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20), which begins July 1, 2019, to the City Council at its April 8 meeting. The $263.4 million budget results in a 2.9% city-side property tax rate incre...

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Finance Committee City Manager's Office
Posted on: October 9, 2018

Portland Earns Six Extra Points on Human Rights Campaign's MEI 2018 Scorecard

Municipal Equality Index

The City of Portland is proud to announce that it earned six extra points this year on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Municipal Equality Index (MEI), with a total score of 86, the highest score in Maine, and an increase of 11 points since 2015.

The HRC ...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: October 9, 2018

City Hall Now Accepts US Passport Applications

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that Portland City Hall now accepts passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. U.S. citizens planning international travel may apply for their passports Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM t...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: July 19, 2018

City Bans Plastic Straws in Clock Tower Cafe; Urges Other Businesses to Follow Suit

news alert

The City of Portland has made the decision to ban plastic straws from the Clock Tower Cafe, located within City Hall, and is urging other businesses to follow suit. City Manager Jon Jennings made the decision at the July 18 Sustainability & Transporta...

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Sustainability & Transportation Committee City Manager's Office
Posted on: July 17, 2018

Portland One of Seven to Pilot New INRIX Autonomous Vehicle Platform

inrix graphic

The City of Portland is excited to announce it is one of seven cities and groups to pilot INRIX AV Road Rules, a platform that lays the foundation for the city to communicate with operators for safe and effective deployment of Highly Automated Vehicles (H...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: April 12, 2018

City Announces Members of Portland Disability Advisory Committee

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is pleased to announce the members of the Portland Disability Advisory Committee (PDAC), which advises the City Manager on issues of importance to people with disabilities and also recommends policies, practices, and legislation in ma...

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City Manager's Office
Posted on: September 21, 2017

New Digital Parking Citation Management Software Begins September 22

news alert

The days of handwriting parking citations are over for the City of Portland. Passport, an industry leader in parking enforcement and citation management software, has launched its citation management platform for the city. The new tickets will begin appea...

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Parking Department City Manager's Office
Posted on: September 12, 2017

Portland One of 25 Communities Selected for Gateways for Growth Challenge Award

Portland Welcomes You

The City of Portland is one of 25 communities chosen by the New American Economy and Welcoming America to receive the Gateways for Growth award, which helps local governments, businesses, and civic leaders develop concrete strategies to integrate immigran...

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Office of Economic Opportunity City Manager's Office

News Flash

COC

1 Story
Posted on: October 20, 2014

Portland CoC Project Priority Listing is Finalized

As you are aware, HUD requires that all projects proposed for funding be numbered in priority with number one (#1) being the highest priority. Once again, HUD is requiring CoC's to use a two tired ranking system, which are financial thresholds. Tier 1 is ...Read on...

Additional Info... COC

News Flash

Posted on: May 18, 2020

City Offers Help to Small Businesses During Pandemic - Launches Three Grant & Loan Programs

portland news

The City of Portland launched three emergency business assistance programs after receiving City Council approval of the programs at its May 4, 2020 meeting and final funding for them at its May 18, 2020 meeting.

The programs include the Business Assistance...

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Economic Development
Posted on: May 12, 2020

City Proposes Plan to Assist Restaurant & Retail Businesses with Reopening

NEWS ALERT

In conjunction with Governor Mills’ Restarting Maine’s Economy plan, which outlines the gradual stages of reopening, the City of Portland has put together a proposed plan that includes temporary street closures and permitting changes t...

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Economic Development
Posted on: April 12, 2019

Portland Receives Small Business Friendly Community Award

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that the U.S Conference of Mayors and its Partner America Program selected Portland to receive the Inaugural 2019 Partner America Small Business Friendly Community Award. According to the US Conference of Mayors...

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Economic Development
Posted on: February 23, 2017

Portand has been named a top convention destination for 2017 for events of 1000 or less attendees.

MeetingSource.com Announces List of Top Convention Cities in the USA for 2017

One hundred and seventy-six convention cities were scored and ranked for five primary convention site selection factors:  Affordability; Ease of Access; Safety; Walk-abi...

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Economic Development

News Flash

Posted on: April 16, 2020

City’s Volunteer Shopping Program for Elders Set to Begin April 20

portland news

The City of Portland’s Office of Elder Affairs has created a temporary volunteer program to provide grocery shopping and food delivery to elderly Portland residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is intended to help people aged 65 or ...

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Elder Services
Posted on: April 9, 2020

Office of Elder Affairs Temporary Volunteer Program

portland news

The Portland Office of Elder Affairs will implement a temporary volunteer serviceto provide grocery shopping and food delivery to elderly Portland residents whomay have difficulty accessing food during the Coronavirus pandemic. The serviceis intended to s...
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Elder Services
Posted on: January 15, 2020

Portland Neighborhood Volunteers Needed!

The Age-Friendly Portland Steering Committee is looking for volunteers to shovel snow for an elderly neighbor this winter. Volunteers are needed in all Portland neighborhoods. 

Volunteers are asked to shovel the steps and a path from the front doo...

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Flyer Information Elder Services

News Flash

Posted on: June 23, 2020

Voting Information for the July 14, 2020 Election

vote

In-person early absentee voting is now underway for the July 14, 2020 State Primary and Municipal School Budget /Referendum Election. Voting is available during the City Clerk’s office hours -- Monday through Friday from 9:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M --...

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Election News
Posted on: March 5, 2020

City Clerk Releases Official Results from March 3 Election

portland news

The City Clerk has posted the official results from the March 3 Presidential Primary, Special State and Municipal Referendum Election. 

View the Presidential Primary results here.View the Referendum results here.  

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Election News

News Flash

Posted on: March 3, 2020

City of Portland Following CDC Guidelines Regarding Coronavirus Precautions

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is actively engaged and monitoring guidance from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Maine CDC regarding Coronavirus COVID-19 preparations and precautions. The City’s emergency management team is...

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Emergency Management

News Flash

News Flash

Finance

11 Stories
Posted on: June 19, 2020

City Halts Implementation of Property Revaluation

NEWS ALERT

The City’s Assessor’s Office has officially announced it is halting implementation of this year’s citywide property revaluation until 2021 citing the unknown real estate market and fiscal implications of the COVID-19 pandemic...

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Finance
Posted on: April 3, 2020

City Delays New Value Notices for 2020 Revaluation Project

portland news

As the COVID-19 situation continues to unfold, the City has made the decision to delay the Value Change Notices that were scheduled to be sent to all taxpayers in May. Notices will be sent at a future date to be determined.

“Given the unknowns wi...

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Additional Info... Finance
Posted on: January 28, 2020

City Manager Presents FY2021 Recommended CIP Budget

NEWS ALERT

The Finance Committee will begin its discussion of the City Manager’s Recommended FY21 Capital Improvement Plan budget the Finance Committee’s January 28 meeting

The CIP presents the City’s capital needs in the curr...

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Finance
Posted on: November 15, 2019

City to Test Extended Hours in Treasury Office

portland news

The City of Portland, in an effort to better serve its customers, is testing new operating hours for the Treasury Office. Beginning November 20, the office will stay open until 6:30 PM twice a month in December, January, February, and March. The Treasury ...

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Finance
Posted on: October 10, 2019

City to Host Commercial & Residential Forums Regarding Revaluation Process

You're Invited

Commercial property owner forum on November 1 at 11:30 AM - Residential property owner forum on November 25 at 5:00 PM

As part of the City’s revaluation process, the Assessor’s Office will be hosting two upcoming forums to furt...

Read on...

Additional Info... Finance
Posted on: August 26, 2019

City Streamlines Annual Tax Billing Process - September Bills Delayed

portland news

The City of Portland is streamlining the annual tax billing process to create greater efficiency and lower overall costs. Beginning with the FY20 tax bills, which will be mailed in early September 2019, residents will receive a single annual tax bill with...

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Finance
Posted on: April 22, 2019

FY20 Municipal Budget Currently Under Review by Council

FY20 MUNICIPAL BUDGET

The City Council’s Finance Committee is in the midst of reviewing the City Manager’s Recommended FY20 Municipal Budget. Upcoming Council and public review of the budget will take place at the following times:

Finance Committee Meetings All meetings are in R...

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Finance Committee Finance
Posted on: April 22, 2019

City Manager Presents Recommended FY20 Municipal Budget

FY20 MUNICIPAL BUDGET

Portland City Manager Jon Jennings presented his recommended municipal budget for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20), which begins July 1, 2019, to the City Council at its April 8 meeting. The $263.4 million budget results in a 2.9% city-side property tax rate incre...

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Finance Committee Finance
Posted on: April 5, 2019

Digital Imaging for Revaluation Project Begins Monday, April 8

NEWS ALERT

On Monday, April 8, 2019, the City of Portland will start the street-level digital imagery part of the 2019 Revaluation Project. The City has contracted Tyler Technologies to digitally photograph the exterior of every property in the city and validate add...

Read on...

Finance
Posted on: January 22, 2019

Tyler Technologies to Conduct Property Reassessment for Portland

news alert

The City of Portland’s Assessor’s Office has announced that it has retained Tyler Technologies CLT Appraisal Services™ to conduct a multi-year reassessment project for the City of Portland. The project will start in 2019 and continue through mid-2020 culm...

Read on...

Assessor's Office Finance
Posted on: September 21, 2017

New Digital Parking Citation Management Software Begins September 22

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The days of handwriting parking citations are over for the City of Portland. Passport, an industry leader in parking enforcement and citation management software, has launched its citation management platform for the city. The new tickets will begin appea...

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Parking Department Finance

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

Portland Celebrates National Telecommunicators Week

Dispatch

Every year during the second week of April, the telecommunications personnel in the public safety community are honored. In light of COVID-19, this group of professionals is under greater than usual pressure and anxiety for the first responders and citize...

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Additional Info... Fire Department

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Posted on: September 9, 2019

UPCOMING Dec, 2019 - Feb 2020: COP/ DEER:

The City of Portland coordinates an annual deer population reduction program on Great Diamond Island with the assistance of MEDIFW. This program is intended to keep the herd at a manageable level.

Great Diamond Island
Posted on: September 11, 2019

UPCOMING Nov, 2019: City Clerk/ VOTING:

The City Clerk’s Office provides an on-island absentee voting to Great Diamond Island residents prior to elections, in an effort to make voting more accessible in remote locations.

Great Diamond Island
Posted on: September 11, 2019

UPCOMING Aug, 2019: COP/ SERVICES:

City of Portland staff join the Mayor and City Manager to visit Great Diamond Island and discuss how COP can improve services for the island.

Great Diamond Island
Posted on: September 11, 2019

August 19, 2019: GDI Exploratory Committeee:

Submits signatures to the City of Portland to pursue succession.

Great Diamond Island
Posted on: September 11, 2019

August 12, 2019: PW/ WASTE:

Start of Heavy Item Pickup.

Great Diamond Island
Posted on: September 11, 2019

July, 2019: PW & FD/ FIREWISE PROGRAM:

Public Works barged Maine Forest Service equipment to Great Diamond Island and provided a staff support person throughtout the work.  FD transported Firewise crews to and from Great Diamond Island.  

Great Diamond Island
Posted on: September 11, 2019

July 19, 2019: COP/ SERVICES

COP staff meet to discuss feedback from June 13 meeting, initiate multi-department effort to develop island-centered web pages to improve communications.

Great Diamond Island
Posted on: September 11, 2019

June 15, 2019: Parking:

Island residents looking to get between CBL and remote on-street parking on Marginal Way may use the free shuttle-bus service starting June 15 for the summer. The bus runs on the half hour, between 6:30AM and 10:15AM and 3:00PM and 6:45PM, 7 days a week....

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Great Diamond Island
Posted on: September 11, 2019

June 13, 2019: FD/ SIRENS

M. Clinton: Found 0 sirens working.  6 sections of cwire damaged from trees coming down on them.  Confirmed that siren loop is intact by depressing tapbell in the Gamewell box.  Escalated to D. Perron from Dispatch to troublesho...

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Great Diamond Island
Posted on: September 11, 2019

June 13, 2019: FD & IT/ SERVICES:

H. Pickering (IT) & Chief K. Gautreau (FD) met with key contacts at GDI to discuss how COP can improve services for the island.

Great Diamond Island

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

City Hires Bob Fowler as New Public Health Director

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is pleased to announce it has hired Bob Fowler as the city’s new Public Health Director after an extensive search and interview process. For the last six years, Fowler served as the Executive Director at Milestone Recovery. ...

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Public Health Division Health & Human Services
Posted on: March 3, 2020

City of Portland Following CDC Guidelines Regarding Coronavirus Precautions

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is actively engaged and monitoring guidance from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Maine CDC regarding Coronavirus COVID-19 preparations and precautions. The City’s emergency management team is...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: February 24, 2020

India Street Clinic Presents - Free HIV and STD Testing

HIV _ STD Testing Event Poster

The India Street Clinic will be holding a free HIV and STD Testing and Counseling at Candy’s, 34 Portland Street, Saturday, February 29, 2:00 PM to 5:00. Visit Candy’s for more information or call (207)874-8768.

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: November 19, 2019

44th Annual Great American Smokeout

portland news

November 21, 2019 is the 44th Annual Great American Smokeout. Since 1976, the American Cancer Society has hosted the Great American Smokeout, a national public awareness event encouraging people to quit smoking, even if it is just for one day. 

Qu...

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Additional Info... Health & Human Services
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Volunteer & Donation Information to Support Asylum Seekers

Volunteer and Donation Information

Thank you to those who have expressed a wish to volunteer your time and services in helping us as we support asylum seekers arriving in Portland. Thanks to our friends at the United Way of Greater Portland, we now have a coordinated and secure way to acce...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: June 12, 2019

City Responds to Influx in Asylum Seekers

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland, in response to an influx in asylum seekers from the southern US border, has activated an emergency operations center and additional emergency shelter at the Portland Expo. Since Sunday, June 9, the City has received roughly 100 new a...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: January 7, 2019

India Street STD Clinic Now Offers Online Appointment Scheduling

NEWS ALERT

Patients can now make appointments online for the India Street STD Clinic. Click here to book now. 

Limited appointments are offered on Tuesday afternoons followed by drop-in hours (first come, first serve).

Thursday is now all appointments. If app...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: July 17, 2018

Chamber Businesses Give Portland Opportunity Crew a Boost

Text Crew Sign

The City of Portland is excited to announce that several donations have recently been received to support the continuation of the Portland Opportunity Crew, the City’s panhandling-to-work program. The Portland Community Chamber of Commerce has brought tog...

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Additional Info... Health & Human Services

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Remote 7-15-2020 HP Meeting

128 HIGH STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a REMOTE public hearing to consider a certificate of appropriateness by WCSH for exterior additions at 128 High Street. Public comments will be taken at th...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Remote 7-1-2020 HP Meeting

188 VAUGHAN STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a REMOTE public hearing to consider a certificate of appropriateness by Gregg Lipton and Sara Crisp for exterior alterations, building addition and site...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: June 17, 2020

Remote 6-17-2020 HP Meeting

17 BLYTHE COURT

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a REMOTE workshop to consider a plan by Elisabeth Snell and Catherine Mears for preliminary review of exterior alterations and roof modifications at 17 Bly...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Remote 6-3-2020 HP Meeting

21 ORCHARD STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a REMOTE public hearing to consider a certificate of appropriateness by Jonathan and Stephanie Gartner-Fanburg for a second floor sunroom addition with d...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: May 26, 2020

Remote 5-20-2020 HP meeting

17 BLYTHE COURT

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a REMOTE workshop to consider a plan by Elisabeth Snell and Catherine Mears for preliminary review of exterior alterations and roof modifications at 17 Bly...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: May 26, 2020

Remote 6-3-2020 HP Meeting

21 ORCHARD STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a REMOTE public hearing to consider a certificate of appropriateness by Jonathan and Stephanie Gartner-Fanburg for a second floor sunroom addition with d...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: May 7, 2020

Remote 5-6-2020 HP Meeting

21 ORCHARD STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a REMOTE workshop to consider a plan by Jonathan Fanburg for preliminary review of proposed building addition and deck over garage at 21 Orchard Street. ...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: April 14, 2020

Remote 4-22-2020 HP Meeting

130A PARK STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a REMOTE workshop to consider a plan by Lori Price for preliminary review of proposed exterior alterations and rooftop deck addition at 130A Park St, Port...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: February 26, 2020

3-4-2020 HP Meeting

58 FORE STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by Portland Foreside Development Company for final approval of Design Details and Specifications in satisfaction of Conditions of...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: February 12, 2020

2-19-2020 HP Meeting

754 CONGRESS STREE

To Residents and Property Owners: The Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by CenterWest, LLC., for a certificate of appropriateness for proposed new hotel construction at 754 Congress St, Portland, M...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: January 29, 2020

2-5-2020 HP Meeting

9 HOWARD STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by Alison Rogers and Michael Marsocci for Preliminary Review of Proposed Exterior Alterations at 9 Howard Street. The worksho...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: January 14, 2020

1-22-2020 HP Meeting

WESTERN PROMENADE MASTER LANDSCAPE PLAN

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a joint Workshop with the Parks Commission on preliminary review of the proposed Western Promenade Master Landscape Plan. The works...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: January 8, 2020

1-15-2020 HP Meeting

58 FORE STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by Portland Foreside Development Company for preliminary review of proposed site alterations, building rehabilitation and new ...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: December 11, 2019

12-18-19 HP Meeting

WHARF AND DANA STREETS

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a workshop by the City of Portland Public Works Department for preliminary review of the potential redesign of Wharf Street and Dana Street. The wor...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: November 25, 2019

12-4-19 HP Meeting

754 CONGRESS STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by CenterWest, LLC., for preliminary review of proposed new hotel construction at 754 Congress St, Portland, Maine 04102....

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: November 12, 2019

11-20-19 HP Meeting

58 FORE STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by Portland Foreside Development Company for preliminary review of proposed rehabilitation and infill construction (buildings ...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: October 30, 2019

11-6-19 HP Meeting

MUNJOY HILL

This is to inform you of two final Historic Preservation Board meetings regarding the proposal to designate a portion of Munjoy Hill as a local historic district.  On Wednesday, November 6, a final workshop will beheld to continue revi...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: October 8, 2019

10-16-19 HP Meeting

58 FORE STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by Portland Foreside Development Company for preliminary review of proposed rehabilitation, exterior alterations and additions...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: September 24, 2019

10-2-19 HP Meeting

1 COMMERCIAL STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by Albert Glickman & Associates for Exterior Rehabilitation/Alterations at 1 Commercial St, Portland, Maine 04101. Publi...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: September 9, 2019

9-18-19 HP Meeting

58 FORE STREET (BUILDING 12)

To Residents and Property Owners: The Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by Portland Foreside Development Company for a Certificate of Appropriateness for proposed building reconstruction ...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: August 22, 2019

9-4-19 HP Meeting

58 FORE STREET

To Residents and Property Owners. The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a workshop to consider plans by Portland Foreside Development Company for the following:

1. Preliminary review of proposed building reconstruction and exteri...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: August 15, 2019

8-28-19 Historic Preservation Board Walking Tour of Munjoy Hill

The purpose of this tour is to familiarize members of the Historic Preservation Board with the properties included in the proposed Munjoy Hill Historic District and to review the district's draft boundaries.  The Board will not be deliberating on...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: July 30, 2019

8-7-19 HP Meeting

58 FORE STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by Portland Foreside Development Company for Preliminary Review of Proposed Building Reconstruction and Exterior Alterations a...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: July 26, 2019

7-31-19 Historic Preservation Board Walking Tour of Munjoy Hill

On July 31, 2019, 5:00 p.m., the Portland Historic Preservation Board will participate in a walking tour of Munjoy Hill.  The tour will start at the Portland Observatory, 138 Congress Street.

The purpose of this tour is to familiarize members of t...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: July 16, 2019

7-24-19 HP Meeting

LANDMARK DESIGNATION OF FOREST AVENUE AND WOODFORD'S CORNER PROPERTIES

To Residents and Property Owners in the Vicinity of Forest Avenue:  The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a public hearing and final deliberations on the nominatio...

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Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: February 25, 2015

3-4-15 HP Meeting

267 STATE STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Historic Preservation Board will hold a workshop to consider a proposal for roof alterations at 276 State Street, Brad and Colleen Brazell, Applicant.

The workshop is an opportunity fo...Read on...

Historic Preservation Board Notices
Posted on: January 26, 2015

2-4-15 HP Meeting

HOUSE ISLAND

The Historic Preservation Board will be reviewing proposals for two projects at House Island; the expansion of the existing porch at the former doctor's residence and a new guest house/utility structure.

Public comments will be taken at...Read on...

Historic Preservation Board Notices

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

City Seeks Public Input on Peaks Island Ferry Landside Operations Study

Feedback Requested

The City of Portland is partnering with Casco Bay Lines to identify ways to improve the landside infrastructure on Peaks Island to enhance its safety, comfort and efficiency. This project, the Peaks Island Ferry Landside Operations Study, includes an effo...

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Home - Spotlight
Posted on: April 3, 2020

City Delays New Value Notices for 2020 Revaluation Project

portland news

As the COVID-19 situation continues to unfold, the City has made the decision to delay the Value Change Notices that were scheduled to be sent to all taxpayers in May. Notices will be sent at a future date to be determined.

“Given the unknowns wi...

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Additional Info... Home - Spotlight
Posted on: April 7, 2020

Annual Spring Curbside Collection of Leaf Bags/Yard Waste Will Be Held April 27 - May 8

Curbside Leaf Yard Waste Collection

The annual curbside collection of leaf bags/yard waste will be held Monday, April 27 through Friday, May 8. The leaves must be in large, paper biodegradable leaf bags that can be purchased at most hardware stores. Place the biodegradable leaf bags curbsid...

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Home - Spotlight
Posted on: November 22, 2019

City Planners Seek Feedback on ReCode Portland Effort

ReCode Portland

The City of Portland’s Planning & Urban Development Department is pleased to announce that it is now seeking feedback from the public on the first four draft articles of its ReCode Portland effort. The effort is the first rewriting of the Ci...

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Home - Spotlight
Posted on: November 15, 2019

City to Test Extended Hours in Treasury Office

portland news

The City of Portland, in an effort to better serve its customers, is testing new operating hours for the Treasury Office. Beginning November 20, the office will stay open until 6:30 PM twice a month in December, January, February, and March. The Treasury ...

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Home - Spotlight
Posted on: November 19, 2019

Portland Earns a 94 on Human Rights Campaign’s MEI 2019 Scorecard

portland news

The City of Portland is proud to announce that it earned seven extra points this year on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Municipal Equality Index (MEI), with a total score of 94, the highest score in Maine. The City has now increased its score by 19 poi...

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Home - Spotlight
Posted on: November 26, 2019

City Launches Application Process for Community Partner Reimbursements from Asylum Seeker Donations

portland news

The City of Portland is pleased to announce it has launched an application process for community partners to request reimbursement for the assistance they provided while the City managed an unprecedented influx of asylum seekers this past summer. The City...

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Home - Spotlight
Posted on: July 10, 2019

Revaluation Project Update – Apartment and Commercial Property Valuation

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This City is currently undergoing a city-wide revaluation of all real property. This effort will culminate in new assessments for all properties for the Fiscal Year 2021 assessment roll.Tyler Technologies, the firm that has been hired to assist in perform...

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Additional Info... Home - Spotlight
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Donate Now to Support Asylum Seekers

portland news

In response to an influx in asylum seekers, the City of Portland is accepting monetary donations from those wishing to help. People can text EXPO to 91999 or visit the link below for more options and the news alert. 

For those wishing to volunteer...

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Home - Spotlight
Posted on: May 15, 2019

City Seeks Interested Applicants to Create MLK Memorial in Portland

portland news

The City of Portland announced today that it is seeking qualifications from interested applicants for the creation of a memorial to honor Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Portland. The RFQ is available here and interested applicants have until June 26 ...

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Home - Spotlight
Posted on: April 22, 2019

Update: FY20 Municipal Budget Approved by City Council

FY20 MUNICIPAL BUDGET

Update:  The City Council approved the FY20 Municipal Budget during its May 20, 2019 meeting. 

The final FY20 budget includes the following changes from the City Manager's Recommended budget.

  • an additional $50,000 for the Community Support...
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Finance Committee Home - Spotlight
Posted on: May 22, 2019

City Announces Improvements for Island Residents

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The City of Portland is announcing today several improvements for island residents in order to assist with parking, transportation, access and boarding of the ferry, and infrastructure improvements near the ferry dock on Peaks Island. These improvements a...

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Home - Spotlight
Posted on: January 22, 2019

Tyler Technologies to Conduct Property Reassessment for Portland

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The City of Portland’s Assessor’s Office has announced that it has retained Tyler Technologies CLT Appraisal Services™ to conduct a multi-year reassessment project for the City of Portland. The project will start in 2019 and continue through mid-2020 culm...

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Assessor's Office Home - Spotlight
Posted on: April 22, 2019

FY20 Municipal Budget Currently Under Review by Council

FY20 MUNICIPAL BUDGET

The City Council’s Finance Committee is in the midst of reviewing the City Manager’s Recommended FY20 Municipal Budget. Upcoming Council and public review of the budget will take place at the following times:

Finance Committee Meetings All meetings are in R...

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Finance Committee Home - Spotlight
Posted on: October 30, 2018

Portland Launches Enhanced Mass Notification Solution

stay connected

The City of Portland officially launched an enhanced version of its mass notification services via www.portlandmaine.gov/stayconnected. The new solution, provided through CivicPlus’ CivicReady system, has significantly improved the way in which the City c...

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Additional Info... Home - Spotlight
Posted on: October 9, 2018

City Hall Now Accepts US Passport Applications

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that Portland City Hall now accepts passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. U.S. citizens planning international travel may apply for their passports Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM t...

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Home - Spotlight
Posted on: July 25, 2018

More Community Based Solutions to Prevent Graffiti Available

Mike Lewis at Pearl St

The City of Portland is excited to announce that it is continuing two popular programs in order to prevent and remove graffiti and encouraging two other new resources. Following up on the effort to paint utility boxes in 2016, five additional uti...

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Home - Spotlight
Posted on: September 6, 2017

City Joins Forces with Elliotsville Plantation to Create Parks Conservancy

Kids playing soccer with buildings in the background

The City of Portland and Elliotsville Plantation, Inc. are pleased to announce their ongoing collaboration to create a conservancy in Portland that supports municipal parks, trails, and open spaces. A six-member steering committee, which includes a repres...

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Home - Spotlight
Posted on: September 12, 2017

Portland One of 25 Communities Selected for Gateways for Growth Challenge Award

Portland Welcomes You

The City of Portland is one of 25 communities chosen by the New American Economy and Welcoming America to receive the Gateways for Growth award, which helps local governments, businesses, and civic leaders develop concrete strategies to integrate immigran...

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Office of Economic Opportunity Home - Spotlight

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

CDBG-CV Review Team Recommendations

The CDBG-CV Review Team has released its funding recommendations for the CDBG-CV funds made available to prevent, prepare and respond to COVID-19. Recommendations are posted on the Housing and Community Development Division, Community Development Block Gr...

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Additional Info... Housing and Community Development Notices

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Posted on: July 6, 2020

City Makes $500,000 Available for Rent Assistance for Portlanders Affected by COVID-19

Covid-19 Updates Portland, Maine 04101

In response to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the City of Portland will make available up to three months of rent, and up to $250 in utility assistance to alleviate the housing burden for low income households that have lo...

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Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: April 21, 2020

City Manager Releases Recommendations for FY21 CDBG Allocations

portland news

City Manager Jon Jennings released his recommendations to the City Council for FY21 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding today. More information is available on the City’s CDBG webpage. The City Council will hold two public hearings ...

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Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Community Development Plan Website Launch!

Please follow the link below to the Housing and Community Development Community Development Plan website. The City of Portland receives and annual allocation from the Office of Housing and Urban Development. The funds go towards affordable housing and com...

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5 Year Community Development Plan Website Housing and Community Development Updates

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Posted on: October 9, 2018

Portland Earns Six Extra Points on Human Rights Campaign's MEI 2018 Scorecard

Municipal Equality Index

The City of Portland is proud to announce that it earned six extra points this year on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Municipal Equality Index (MEI), with a total score of 86, the highest score in Maine, and an increase of 11 points since 2015.

The HRC ...

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Human Resources

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

Three Finalists for MLK Memorial in Portland to Unveil Designs to the Public on November 14

You're Invited

The three finalists chosen to move forward to the RFP phase to create a memorial to honor Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Portland will present their final designs during a November 14 meeting. The finalists include Robert Katz, Augusta, ME; TJD&A...

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Martin Luther King Memorial Selection Committee
Posted on: August 8, 2019

City Announces Finalists to Create MLK Memorial in Portland

portland news

The City of Portland announced today that three finalists have been selected from the RFQ phase to move forward to the RFP phase to create a memorial to honor Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Portland. The finalists are:  Robert Katz, Augusta,...

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Additional Info... Martin Luther King Memorial Selection Committee
Posted on: May 15, 2019

City Seeks Interested Applicants to Create MLK Memorial in Portland

portland news

The City of Portland announced today that it is seeking qualifications from interested applicants for the creation of a memorial to honor Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Portland. The RFQ is available here and interested applicants have until June 26 ...

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Martin Luther King Memorial Selection Committee

News Flash

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

Councilor Pious Ali Denounces Violence Against Police Department

portland news

Councilor Pious Ali held a press conference on Friday, June 10 to address recent violence against the Portland Police Department.

His remarks included the follow statements:

"Like many Portland residents, I was shocked waking up last Monday morning to ...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: July 10, 2020

Mayor & Councilors Issue Statements Denouncing Violence Against Police Officers

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Mayor Kate Snyder and several members of the City Council issued statements today denouncing recent violence against Portland Police officers.

Mayor Kate Snyder said, “As we work together as a community toward equity, the dismantling of systemic ...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: July 6, 2020

City Makes $500,000 Available for Rent Assistance for Portlanders Affected by COVID-19

Covid-19 Updates Portland, Maine 04101

In response to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the City of Portland will make available up to three months of rent, and up to $250 in utility assistance to alleviate the housing burden for low income households that have lo...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: June 7, 2020

Mayor and City Councilors Hold Press Conference to Discuss Recent Demonstrations

portland news

Mayor Kate Snyder and members of the Portland City Council held a press conference today at City Hall to discuss the recent demonstrations in Portland. They expressed support for the peaceful protests, the Black Lives Matter movement, as well as a commitm...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: June 1, 2020

City Council Issues Proclamation Condemning Racism and Honoring Arbery, Taylor and Floyd

portland news

Mayor Snyder and the Portland City Council issued a proclamation at their June 1, 2020 City Council meeting condemning racism and honoring Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd.

PROCLAMATION CONDEMNING RACISM AND HONORING AHMAUD ARBERY, BREONNA TA...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: May 18, 2020

City Offers Help to Small Businesses During Pandemic - Launches Three Grant & Loan Programs

portland news

The City of Portland launched three emergency business assistance programs after receiving City Council approval of the programs at its May 4, 2020 meeting and final funding for them at its May 18, 2020 meeting.

The programs include the Business Assistance...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: May 18, 2020

Mayor Snyder & City Manager Issue Letter to Citizens and Businesses Regarding Reopening Plans

Covid-19 Updates Portland, Maine 04101

Portland Mayor Kate Snyder and City Manager Jon Jennings issued a letter to citizens and businesses today recapping the City’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and outlining its reopening plans. You can read it at the link below. 

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Additional Info... Mayor's Office
Posted on: May 12, 2020

City Proposes Plan to Assist Restaurant & Retail Businesses with Reopening

NEWS ALERT

In conjunction with Governor Mills’ Restarting Maine’s Economy plan, which outlines the gradual stages of reopening, the City of Portland has put together a proposed plan that includes temporary street closures and permitting changes t...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: April 29, 2020

Portland Updates Stay at Home Guidance Based on Governor Mills' April 28 Announcement

Covid-19 Updates Portland, Maine 04101

In light of Governor Janet Mills’ April 28 announcement regarding her stay-at-home extension and safe and gradual plan to restart Maine’s economy, City officials want people and businesses in Portland to know that they should plan to f...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: April 28, 2020

City Council Extends Stay at Home Emergency Order Until May 18

news alert

The Portland City Council voted to extend the Stay at Home Emergency Order until May 18, 2020 at its April 27th meeting. The emergency order also includes a number of amendments including:

  • A temporary program to pay $1,000 to the owner of a non-ow...
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Additional Info... Mayor's Office
Posted on: April 17, 2020

City Clarifies Non-Essential Business Rules Related to Stay at Home Order & Calls Emergency Council

news alert

The City of Portland is seeking to clarify its rules for non-essential businesses related to the City’s emergency Stay at Home order, and as a result the Portland City Council will hold an emergency remote workshop on Monday, April 20 at 5:30 PM...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: April 6, 2020

City Closes All Back Cove Trail Parking Lots During Stay At Home Emergency Order

Covid-19 Updates Portland, Maine 04101

The City of Portland is closing all parking lots associated with the Back Cove Trail due to the high usage of the trail and overcrowding concerns in light of the State of Maine and the City’s Stay at Home emergency orders requiring that individu...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: April 3, 2020

Mayor Snyder Adds Tenant & Landlord Resources to City’s COVID-19 Webpage

Covid-19 Updates Portland, Maine 04101

Building off of the City Council’s March 30th approval of an Emergency Order, Mayor Kate Snyder has compiled a comprehensive list of resources available to tenants and landlords in light of COVID-19. The Emergency Order requests landlords in Por...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: April 1, 2020

City of Portland Opens Additional Shelter for Clients Needing Quarantine Space

Covid-19 Updates Portland, Maine 04101

The City of Portland has opened an additional shelter for clients needing quarantine space in light of positive COVID-19 cases. The quarantine space is located at the James A. Banks, Sr. Exposition Building. The City is working with the Maine Department o...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: April 1, 2020

Mayor Snyder Issues Statement in Response to Governor Mills' Stay at Home Order

Covid-19 Updates Portland, Maine 04101

The following is a statement from Portland Mayor Kate Snyder in response to the stay at home order that Governor Mills issued for the state of Maine

“I’d like to thank Governor Mills for enacting these extra mandates to furth...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: March 26, 2020

City Council to Host Remote Meeting on Monday, March 30 at 5:00 PM

portland news

On Monday, March 30, 2020, at 5:00 PM, the Portland City Council will conduct its first virtual workshop and meeting using emergency legislation, Sec. G-1 MRSA §403-A, that allows cities and towns to conduct meetings online. The meeting includes ...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Portland Issues COVID-19 Related Updates for City Services

Covid-19 Updates Portland, Maine 04101

The City of Portland is issuing the following updates related to the COVID-19 response and resources.

City Hall & City Buildings Closed to External Visitors Until April 13

City Hall and all City buildings will now remain closed to external visitors unti...

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Additional Info... Mayor's Office
Posted on: March 24, 2020

City Announces Stay at Home Emergency Order Effective Wednesday, March 25 at 5:00 PM

Covid-19 Updates Portland, Maine 04101

City Announces Stay at Home Emergency Order Effective Wednesday, March 25 at 5:00 PM

Restricts all non-essential personal and business services

Mayor Kate Snyder and Portland City Manager Jon Jennings announced today at a 3:00 PM press conference that the C...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Mayor Snyder Issues Guidance to Keep People Housed During COVID-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Updates Portland, Maine 04101

Portland Mayor Kate Snyder issued the following guidance to help keep people housed during the COVID-19 pandemic given the need for safe housing during this public health and economic crisis. The courts are currently closed at this time and no evictions a...

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COVID-19 Resources & Information Mayor's Office
Posted on: March 3, 2020

City of Portland Following CDC Guidelines Regarding Coronavirus Precautions

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is actively engaged and monitoring guidance from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Maine CDC regarding Coronavirus COVID-19 preparations and precautions. The City’s emergency management team is...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: September 6, 2019

City Celebrates Welcoming Week September 13 - 22

welcoming week

For the third year in a row, the City of Portland will proudly celebrate Welcoming Week by hosting a series of interactive events beginning September 14, 2019 to recognize immigrant contributions to our community. Welcoming Week demonstrates that in place...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: July 26, 2019

Join Us As We Kick Off the Maine Bicentennial in Deering Oaks Park

portland news

Governor Janet Mills will join Mayor Strimling, City officials, and members of the Maine Bicentennial Commission to launch the commemoration of the State of Maine bicentennial on Tuesday, July 30 at 2:30 PM in Deering Oaks Park. The Portland event, one of...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Volunteer & Donation Information to Support Asylum Seekers

Volunteer and Donation Information

Thank you to those who have expressed a wish to volunteer your time and services in helping us as we support asylum seekers arriving in Portland. Thanks to our friends at the United Way of Greater Portland, we now have a coordinated and secure way to acce...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: June 12, 2019

City Responds to Influx in Asylum Seekers

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland, in response to an influx in asylum seekers from the southern US border, has activated an emergency operations center and additional emergency shelter at the Portland Expo. Since Sunday, June 9, the City has received roughly 100 new a...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: May 15, 2019

City Seeks Interested Applicants to Create MLK Memorial in Portland

portland news

The City of Portland announced today that it is seeking qualifications from interested applicants for the creation of a memorial to honor Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Portland. The RFQ is available here and interested applicants have until June 26 ...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: April 29, 2019

Police Participate in May 11 Gun Give Back Program

NEWS ALERT

The Portland Police Department is excited to participate in a gun give back program on May 11, 2019. The event offers an opportunity for the community to become a safer place by offering people a way to safely dispose of unwanted firearms and ammunition.

“...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: April 22, 2019

FY20 Municipal Budget Currently Under Review by Council

FY20 MUNICIPAL BUDGET

The City Council’s Finance Committee is in the midst of reviewing the City Manager’s Recommended FY20 Municipal Budget. Upcoming Council and public review of the budget will take place at the following times:

Finance Committee Meetings All meetings are in R...

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Finance Committee Mayor's Office
Posted on: April 12, 2019

Portland Receives Small Business Friendly Community Award

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that the U.S Conference of Mayors and its Partner America Program selected Portland to receive the Inaugural 2019 Partner America Small Business Friendly Community Award. According to the US Conference of Mayors...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: October 9, 2018

Portland Earns Six Extra Points on Human Rights Campaign's MEI 2018 Scorecard

Municipal Equality Index

The City of Portland is proud to announce that it earned six extra points this year on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Municipal Equality Index (MEI), with a total score of 86, the highest score in Maine, and an increase of 11 points since 2015.

The HRC ...

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Mayor's Office
Posted on: July 19, 2018

City Bans Plastic Straws in Clock Tower Cafe; Urges Other Businesses to Follow Suit

news alert

The City of Portland has made the decision to ban plastic straws from the Clock Tower Cafe, located within City Hall, and is urging other businesses to follow suit. City Manager Jon Jennings made the decision at the July 18 Sustainability & Transporta...

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Sustainability & Transportation Committee Mayor's Office

News Flash

Posted on: July 9, 2020

25 Bedford Street - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

On behalf of the University of Southern Maine (Applicant), please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss the University’s plans for a new Career and Student Success Center and Residence Hall, to be located at 25 Bedford Stre...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: June 30, 2020

191 Marginal Way - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting via Zoom to discuss the Traffic Movement Permit Application for a proposed Dunkin Donuts at an existing commercial office and retail development space located at 191 Marginal Way (Tax Map 24; Block c...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: June 30, 2020

11 Thompsons Point - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a proposed 14,000 Square Foot Warehouse building and renovated garage building into a small Artist Studio and collaborative space. We are excited to propose this new space in support of an...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: May 27, 2020

160 State Street - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

On behalf of Thanos, LLC (c/o of Josh Soley and Dan Soley), we are pleased to invite you to a neighborhood meeting to discuss the proposed rezoning of the property located at 99 Winter Street/160 State Street.  The proposed project ...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: May 22, 2020

210 Valley Street - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

On behalf of Avesta Valley Street LP, we are pleased to invite you to a neighborhood meeting to discuss plans for the proposed project at 210 Valley Street located within the B2 Business Community Zoning District.  The project inclu...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: February 24, 2020

44 Bedford Street - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

On behalf of the University of Southern Maine (Applicant), please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a parking lot located at 44 Bedford Street in Portland, Maine.  A Level III Site Plan Application for the ...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: February 6, 2020

60 Merrymeeting Drive - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

Please take notice that Fallbrook Senior Care Development, LLC., PO Box 110, Portland ME 04102, 207-233-8665, has submitted an application to the City of Portland for the construction of a new, two-story senior care facility to be constructe...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: February 5, 2020

32 Pleasant Street - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss 32 Pleasant Street, LLC.’s plans to renovate and convert existing office space into (3) residential condominium dwelling units at 32 Pleasant Street, Portland, Maine.  T...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: February 4, 2020

1217 Congress Street - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss a proposed map amendment at 1217 Congress Street (former gas station).  On behalf of the owner, Richard Fournier, dba Big Donut LLC, we are requesting that this parcel be changed ...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: February 4, 2020

113 W. Commercial Street - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans to construct a Veteran’s Administration Health Clinic and structured parking garage located at 113 West Commercial Street, Portland, ME.

Meeting Location:  Casc...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: February 4, 2020

104 Grant Street - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

On behalf of Renewal Housing Associates, LLC., we are pleased to invite you to a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for the proposed project at 104 Grant Street within the R-6 zoning district.  The project includes the constr...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: January 30, 2020

2367 Congress Street - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbors and Interested Parties,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss plans for the Cross Insurance Expansion proposed by Cross Realty, LLC.  The project is located at 2367 Congress Street, Portland and the westerly side of H...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: January 17, 2020

3 Portland Square - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss plans for Three Portland Square, the proposed development for a 2.26 acre site located at Spring, Cotton, Cross and Fore Streets in Portland.  This project represents Phase 2 of t...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: January 14, 2020

100 Andover Road - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a new Maine behavioral Healthcare Center for Autism and Development Disorders.  The proposed project consists of a 28,200 sq. ft. single story building which will ho...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: January 6, 2020

128R and 126 North Street - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

On behalf of Upright Properties, LLC., and the families who will live in the residences, we are pleased to invite you to a second neighborhood meeting to discuss our revised plans for the proposed project at 128R and 126 North Street, which ...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: December 16, 2019

1190 Brighton Avenue - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss an amended subdivision application being submitted to the Portland Planning Board by Dirigo Center Developers, LLC., regarding property located at 1176 and 1190 Brighton Avenue, Portland, ...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: December 11, 2019

77 Lambert Street - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for the 77 Lambert Condo Development located at 77 Lambert Street.

Meeting Location:  Lyman Moore Middle School Library

Meeting Date:  December 19, 2019

Meeting Ti...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: November 26, 2019

175 Fore River Parkway - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for the proposed development at Mercy Hospital Fore River Campus in Portland, ME.  The proposed project includes a 19,260 sf footprint building addition to the existing ...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: November 18, 2019

58 Fore Street - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

On behalf of Portland Foreside Development Co. (Applicant), please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for Phase 1 of the proposed Portland Foreside Development project to be located at 58 Fore Street, Maine.  A ...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: November 13, 2019

244 Preble Street - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Resident;

RE:  Back Cove South Storage Facility (BCSSF)

The Portland Department of Public Works would like to invite you to a neighborhood meeting to discuss the construction of the above referenced project.  The project continues the...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: October 24, 2019

275 Presumpscot Street - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for a new 34,000 sq. ft. footprint building at 275 Presumpscot Street.  The top floor will be 34,000 sq. ft. accessed from Presumpscot Street.  The lower floor ...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: October 11, 2019

742 Congress St. - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss CenterWest, LLC's plans for the construction of a locally-owned and operated 46-room boutique hotel, including a spa and fitness facility and an accompanying commercial/retail space on the...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: October 7, 2019

30 Mellen Street - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss plans for renovations to an existing building located at 30 Mellen Street that will result in 11 independent living units for residents who utilize community mental health services.

Meeting...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: October 2, 2019

631 Stevens Avenue - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our application for a Map Amendment to change the land use zone for 631 Stevens Avenue from R-5 to B-2b.

Meeting Location:  Auditorium at 631 Stevens Avenue, Portland, ME

Meeting Da...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: September 4, 2019

33-37 Montreal Street - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for 9 new condominium homes located at 33-37 Montreal Street.

Meeting Location:  East End Community Center

Meeting Date:  Friday, September 13, 2019

Meeting Time: ...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: September 9, 2019

128 North Street - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

On behalf of Upright Properties, LLC. and the families who will live in the residences, I am please to invite you to a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for the proposed project at 128R North Street within the R-6 zoning (Munjoy Hill...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: August 9, 2019

263 Cumberland Avenue - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

On behalf of Downtown Lodging, LLC., we are pleased to invite you to a neighborhood meeting to discuss the proposed project at 263 Cumberland Avenue located within the B-2 zoning district.  The infill project includes the redevelopm...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices
Posted on: July 22, 2019

130 Morning Street - Neighborhood Meeting Notice

Dear Neighbor,

On behalf of Northeast Turner, LLC., we are pleased to invite you to a neighborhood meeting to discuss our plans for the proposed project at 130 Morning Street within the R-6 zoning district and Munjoy Hill Conservation Overlay District. &am...

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Neighborhood Meeting Notices

News Flash

Posted on: July 9, 2020

New Development Review Project - 934 Ocean Avenue

To residents and property owners: Ocean Avenue Development, LLC has submitted a Level I Site Alteration application to facilitate the construction of a low ropes course at 934 Ocean Avenue. The area to be disturbed is approximately 41,000 square feet in s...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: July 9, 2020

New Development Review Project - 188 Warren Avenue

To residents and property owners: Atlantic Construction Fabrics, Inc. has submitted a Level II Site Plan application to facilitate the placement of an office trailer and covered shed totaling 1,272 square feet in area at 188 Warren Avenue. The subject pro...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: July 9, 2020

New Development Review Project - 337 Cumberland Avenue

To residents and property owners: YFO PHDC Development, LLC has submitted a Level III Site Plan and Inclusionary Zoning Conditional Use application to facilitate the development of a seven-story mixed use building containing 60 dwelling units and a ground...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: June 30, 2020

New Development Review Project - 40 W. Commercial Street

To residents and property owners: Maine International Cold Storage Facility LLC has submitted a Conditional Use application to facilitate a 108,024 square foot cold storage facility and associated site improvements at 40 West Commercial Street. The propos...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: June 30, 2020

New Development Review Project - 83 Middle Street (Level II Site Plan Re

To residents and property owners: Community Housing of Maine has submitted a Level II Site Plan and Level III Subdivision application to facilitate a 5-story, 45,770 square foot mixed use building with 50 affordable residential units at 83 Middle Street. ...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: June 30, 2020

New Development Review Project - 83 Middle Street (Subdivision Review)

To residents and property owners: Community Housing of Maine has submitted a Level II Site Plan and Level III Subdivision application to facilitate a 5-story, 45,770 square foot mixed use building with 50 affordable residential units at 83 Middle Street. ...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: June 17, 2020

New Development Review Project - 164 Cove Side Drive - GDI

To residents and property owners: Domenic and Robin Rignanese have submitted a Level II Site Plan application to facilitate the development of a 2-story, 2,518 square foot single family home at 164 Coveside Drive. The subject property is 38,940 square fee...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: June 16, 2020

New Development Review Project - 11 Thompson's Point

To residents and property owners: Forefront Commons Warehouse, LLC has submitted a Level III Site Plan application to facilitate the development of a new 14,160 square foot warehouse and the renovation of an existing 1,900 square foot building to create a...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: June 10, 2020

New Development Review Project - 191 Marginal Way

To residents and property owners: Earle W. Noyes & Sons has submitted a Level III Traffic Movement Permit application to facilitate the lease and occupancy of an existing retail space at 191 Marginal Way by a new tenant, pursuant to an approval condit...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: June 10, 2020

New Development Review Project - 12 White Birch Lane

To residents and property owners: Birchlane, LLC has submitted a Level III Site Plan and subdivision application to facilitate the development of a three-story, three-unit residential building at 12 White Birch Lane. The subject property is 7,172 square f...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: June 3, 2020

New Development Review Project - 20 Island Avenue

To residents and property owners: Thomas Werner has submitted a Level II Site Plan application to facilitate a deck expansion, the installation of an ADA-compliant ramp, and associated site improvements at 20 Island Ave. The subject property is zoned I-B ...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: June 2, 2020

New Development Review Project - 7 Rand Road

To residents and property owners: Brockway Smith Company has submitted an application for a Zoning Map Amendment to rezone the parcel at 7 Rand Road from an I-M Industrial/B-2 Community Business split lot condition to fully I-M, removing the split lot con...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: May 26, 2020

New Development Review Project - 577 Washington Avenue

To residents and property owners: Portland Housing Development Corporation has submitted a Level I Site Alteration application to facilitate the renovation and rehabilitation of 577 Washington Avenue. The proposed area of disturbance comprises 39,416 squa...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: May 26, 2020

New Development Review Project - 1006 Congress Street

To residents and property owners: 1006 Congress St, LLC has submitted a Level III Site Plan Amendment application to revise the proposed building at 1006 Congress St by eliminating the first-floor cafe space and constructing seven additional residential u...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: May 13, 2020

New Development Review Project - 210 Valley Street

To residents and property owners: Avesta Valley Street, LP has submitted a Level III Site Plan and Subdivision application to facilitate the development of a 5-story, 72,113 square foot affordable residential building at with 60 units at 210 Valley Street...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: May 13, 2020

New Development Review Project - 60 Cassidy Point

To residents and property owners: Cianbro Corporation has submitted a Level II Site Plan application to facilitate the replacement of the West Main Crane Pier and East Main Crane Pier and to conduct improvements to shoreline abutments at 60 Cassidy Point ...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: May 13, 2020

New Development Review Project - 598 Baxter Boulevard

To residents and property owners: The City of Portland has submitted a Level III Site Plan Application to facilitate the construction of the Back Cove West Storage Conduit, a below-grade stormwater storage tank to be constructed beneath the roadbed of Bax...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: May 13, 2020

New Development Review Project - 148 newbury Street

To residents and property owners: Stephen and Sarah Roop have submitted a Level III Subdivision application to facilitate a 4 story, 3 unit residential building at 148 Newbury Street. This subdivision application is associated with a previously submitted ...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: April 22, 2020

New Development Review Projects

513 WASHINGTON AVENUE

To residents and property owners: East Deering Properties LLC and Rockprop LLC have submitted a Level II Site Plan application to facilitate the development of a new 2,643 square foot automobile repair facility at 513 Washington Avenu...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: April 14, 2020

New Development Review Projects

25 BEDFORD STREET

To residents and property owners: The University of Southern Maine has submitted a Level III Site Plan application to facilitate a new 60,000 square foot student center, a new 580-bed, 220,000 square foot residence hall, and associated ca...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: March 23, 2020

49 St. Lawrence Street - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: Lawson Holdings, LLC has submitted a Level II Site Plan application to facilitate interior renovations, exterior renovations, and associated site work at 49 St. Lawrence Street in connection with the creation of a fourth ...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: March 23, 2020

840 Seashore Avenue - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: William E. Bunton and Melissa M. Bunton have submitted a Level II Site Plan application to facilitate the construction of a 1,000 square foot barn structure at 840 Seashore Avenue. The subject property is 49,269 square fe...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: March 23, 2020

148 Newbury Street - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: Stephen and Sarah Roop have submitted a Level II Site Plan application to facilitate a 3 story, 3 unit residential building at 148 Newbury Street.  The subject property is 2,445 square feet in size and is located...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: March 11, 2020

New Development Review Projects

32 THOMAS STREET

To residents and property owners: 32 Thomas Street, LLC has submitted an application to amend Conditional Zoning Agreement C-57, which currently encumbers 32 Thomas Street, in order to modify the minimum lot area per dwelling unit requirem...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: February 20, 2020

1207 Forest Avenue - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners;  BVM Portland, LLC. has submitted a Level I Site Alteration application to facilitate the renovation of an existing 4,290 square foot structure to include a 2,000 square foot CBD/Hemp Oil retail storefront and 2,...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: February 13, 2020

14 Marginal Way - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: Central Maine Power Company has submitted a Level II Site Plan Application to facilitate a series of improvements to an existing utility substation located at 14 Marginal Way, including a new 2,944 square foot control hou...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: February 6, 2020

44 Bedford Street - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: The University of Southern Maine has submitted a Level III Site Plan application to facilitate the development of a 214-space surface parking lot at 44 Bedford Street. The subject property is 63,200 square feet in size, i...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: January 29, 2020

104 Grant Street - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: Renewal Housing Associates, LLC has submitted a Level III Site Plan and Subdivision application to facilitate the development of a four-story, 23 unit residential structure at 104 Grant Street. The subject property is 14,...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: January 22, 2020

1217 Congress Street - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: Richard Fournier d/b/a Big Donut LLC has submitted an application for a Zoning Map Amendment to facilitate a rezoning of 1217 Congress Street from the B-1 Business to the B-2 Business zone. The subject property is 12,219 ...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: January 22, 2020

163 Washington Avenue - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: Newscapes, Inc. has submitted an application for a Zoning Map Amendment to facilitate the rezoning of 163 Washington Avenue from a B-1 Business zone to a B-2 Business zone. The subject property is 5,398 square feet in siz...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: January 22, 2020

109 District Road - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: The City of Portland has submitted a Level I Site Alteration application to facilitate a new pump station and force main at 109 District Road. The subject property is zoned I-M. In accordance with the Portland Land Use Or...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: January 22, 2020

17 Riverton Drive - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: The City of Portland has submitted a Level I Site Alteration application to facilitate a new pump station and control building at 17 Riverton Drive. A net of 259 square feet in new impervious surface area would result fro...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: January 22, 2020

130 Island Avenue - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: James Greenwell and Emily Magal have submitted a Level II Site Plan application to facilitate the construction of a new 6x16 pier and shoreline stabilization improvements at 130 Island Avenue. The subject property is 8,32...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: January 22, 2020

60 Merrymeeting Drive - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: Fallbrook Properties, LLC has submitted a Level III Site Plan application to facilitate a 90 bed nursing care facility at 60 Merrymeeting Drive. The subject property is 12.78 acres in size and is zoned R-3. In accordance ...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: January 22, 2020

100 Fore Street - New Development Review Project.

To residents and property owners: 100 Fore Street LLC has submitted a Level III Site Plan Amendment application to facilitate adjustments to the site driveway configuration at 100 Fore Street. The subject property is 129,212 square feet in size and is zon...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: January 9, 2020

101 Riverton Drive - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: The City of Portland has submitted a Level I Site Alteration application to facilitate the replacement of two below-grade culverts located beneath Springbrook Way and Riverton Drive. The total proposed area of disturbance...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: January 9, 2020

2367 Congress Street - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: Cross Realty, LLC has submitted a Level III Site Plan and Subdivision application to facilitate a 7,608 square foot building addition, reconfigured site access, additional surface parking, and related site improvements at...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: January 9, 2020

32 Pleasant Street - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: 32 Pleasant Street, LLC has submitted a Level III Site Plan and Subdivision application to facilitate interior renovations to create three new dwelling units at 32 Pleasant Street. The subject property is 4,486 square fee...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: January 9, 2020

100 Andover Road - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: MaineHealth, dba Maine Behavioral Healthcare, has submitted a Level III Site Plan application to facilitate the development of a 28,200 square foot medical office building at 100 Andover Road. The subject property is 9.3 ...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: December 20, 2019

20 Island Ave. - Peaks Island - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: Thomas Werner has submitted a Level II Site Plan Application to facilitate a regrading project at 20 Island Ave. The subject property is 0.41 acres in size, is zoned I-B, and is located within the Shoreland Zone. In accor...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: December 20, 2019

113 W. Commercial Street - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: FDS JBB Portland LLC.,  has submitted a Level III Site Plan Application to facilitate the development of a two story, 62,300 square foot medical clinic and associated site improvements at 113 West Commercial Stre...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: December 10, 2019

160 State Street - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: A Level II Site Plan application has been submitted to renovate an existing building at 160 State Street to create a 40 room lodging house. The subject property is a 29,333 sf parcel and is zoned R-6.  In accorda...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: December 10, 2019

1190 Brighton Avenue - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: Dirigo Center Developers, LLC has submitted a Level III Subdivision Amendment to facilitate the adjustment of lot lines for four tax lots located at 1190 Brighton Avenue. The subject properties are bisected by the Portlan...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: December 2, 2019

631 Stevens Avenue - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: DC Baxter Woods II LLC has submitted a Level II Site Plan application to facilitate the construction of a 13,750 square foot daycare facility at 631 Stevens Avenue. The subject property is a 138,680 square foot parcel zon...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: December 2, 2019

77 Lambert Street - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: 75-81 Lambert LLC has submitted a Level III Site Plan and Subdivision application to facilitate the development of three residential duplex condominiums at 77 Lambert Street. The subject property is a 38,332 square foot l...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: November 20, 2019

582 Island Avenue, Peaks Island - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: The Alison Beebe Arshad Revocable Trust has submitted a Level II Site Plan Application for shoreline stabilization work at 582 and 592 Peaks Avenue. The subject properties are zoned IR-2 and are within the Shoreland Zone....

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: November 19, 2019

38 Bismark Street - New Development Review Project

Cheryl Juniewicz has submitted a Level II Site Plan application to facilitate the construction of a recreational dock at 38 Bismark Street. The subject property is zoned R-5 and lies within the Shoreland Zone. In accordance with the Portland Land Use Ordi...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: November 8, 2019

49 Thames Street - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum have submitted a Level II Site Plan application to facilitate the development of a 6,600 square foot storage building and a 1,000 square foot depot building. The subject ...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: October 30, 2019

175 Fore River Parkway - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: Northern Light Mercy Hospital has submitted a Level III Site Plan Application to facilitate a 20,140 square foot hospital building expansion, a new 34,987 square foot ambulatory surgical center, and additional campus park...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: October 21, 2019

7 India Street - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: EssexNorth Portland, LLC. has submitted a Level II Site Plan, Level III Subdivision and Inclusionary Zoning Applications to facilitate the development of a four-story mixed use building with 24 residential units and groun...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: October 16, 2019

879 Congress Street - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: 879 Congress, LLC has submitted an application for a Zoning Map Amendment from R-6 to B-2b to facilitate a 5 story residential building with a ground-floor commercial space. The subject properties include three parcels to...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: October 16, 2019

275 Presumpscot Street - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: Waldon Realty, LLC requests a Level III Site Plan Approval to facilitate the construction of a 34,000 square-foot vehicle storage facility at 275 Presumpscot Street. The subject property is zoned I-M and is currently util...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: October 16, 2019

750 Warren Avenue - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: ProQuip Equipment Rental has submitted a Level II Site Plan application to permit the redevelopment of a 27,000 square-foot warehouse located at 750 Warren Avenue as a construction vehicle rental facility, along with asso...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: October 8, 2019

3 Portland Square - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: North River IV LLC, has submitted a Level III Site Plan application for the development of a six-story mixed-use building containing a 1,000 space parking garage, 27,731 square feet of office uses, 5,565 square feet of re...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: October 3, 2019

754 Congress Street - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: CenterWest, LLC has submitted a Level III Site Plan Application to facilitate the development of a four-story, 46-room commercial hotel with ground-floor retail and 17 parking spaces at 754 Congress Street. The subject pr...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: October 1, 2019

30 Mellen Street - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: Shalom House, Inc. has submitted a Level III Site Plan and Subdivision Application to facilitate the renovation of two existing buildings into ten dwelling units and one lodging house unit. The subject property is a 22,73...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: September 27, 2019

House Island - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: Stefan Scarks, representing Neptune Properties, submitted a Level I Site Alteration application to install a seasonal float and ramp system in accordance with size and location of a historical float system destroyed by st...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: September 20, 2019

460 Warren Avenue - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: Atlantic Farms has submitted a Level II Site Plan application to facilitate a 700 square-foot addition to an existing building associated with a gasoline service station and retail establishment. The subject property is l...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: September 18, 2019

47 Boyd Street - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: Portland Housing Development Corporation has submitted an application for a Level III Site Plan and Subdivision review to facilitate an increase in dwelling units from nine units to twelve units at 47 Boyd Street. In acco...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: September 18, 2019

631 Stevens Avenue - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: DC Baxter Woods, LLC has submitted an application for a Zoning Map Amendment from R-5 to B-2b for a development site located at 631 Stevens Avenue. In accordance with the Portland Land Use Ordinance, notices of receipt of...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: September 17, 2019

77 Torrington Avenue (Peaks Island) - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: Consolidated Communications has submitted an application for a Level I Site Alteration to facilitate the installation of an undersea communications cable from Peaks Island to Cushing Island.  In accordance with t...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: September 17, 2019

1366 Westbrook Street - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: Revision Energy has submitted an application for a Level II Site Plan Approval to facilitate the installation of a ground-mounted solar array at 1366 Westbrook Street. The subject property is located within the Shoreland ...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: September 3, 2019

33 Montreal Street - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: 37 Montreal Street LLC, the applicant, requests a Level III Site Plan and Subdivision Approval to facilitate the construction of a four-story, nine-unit residential development. The development site is located in the Munj...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: August 27, 2019

128 North Street - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: Upright Properties, LLC., has submitted a Level IIII Site Plan Application to facilitate the proposed redevelopment of 128 North Street, the subject property, into a 4-story, 6-unit condominium development with ground-flo...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: July 31, 2019

263 Cumberland Avenue - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: Downtown Lodging, LLC, has submitted a Level III site plan application for a proposal that includes the construction of an 89-room lodging house with a small first floor retail component to activate the Cumberland Avenue ...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: July 31, 2019

68 Commercial Street - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: The property owner, Steven Goodrich, has submitted a Level 2 site plans application for a change of use from a museum to offices at Maine Wharf. The total square footage of the change of use is 10,838 SF. The new offices ...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: July 31, 2019

191 Riverside Street - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: Berlin City Lexus/Toyota has submitted a Level 2 site plan application for a proposed improvement to the existing Lexus portion of the dealership which includes building additions comprising of a new ±180 SF ve...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: July 17, 2019

65 Brookside Road - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: Monica and Jeff Sanders submitted a Level I Site Alternation application for a proposed site and landscape improvements to the rear yard of the property at 65 Brookside Road. The owners wish to enhance the existing outdoo...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: July 17, 2019

63 Federal Street East - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: Stephen Sunenblick submitted a Level II Site Plan application for a proposed urban infill project at 63 Federal Street, which is within the India Street Form-Based Code Zone (IS-FBC). The project is to provide an addition...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: July 17, 2019

130 Morning Street - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: Northeast Turner, LLC, submitted a Level III Site Plan and Subdivision Application for a proposed redevelopment at 130 Morning Street. The project proposes to construct a 4-story, 9-unit residential building with a shared...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: July 11, 2019

1192 Forest Avenue - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: Parkside Properties, LLC has submitted a Level 2 site plan application for the proposed mixed-use redevelopment of the existing building at 1190 Forest Avenue. The proposal is to convert the first floor to a retail bakery...

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New Development Review Project Notices
Posted on: July 11, 2019

73 Deering Street - New Development Review Project

To residents and property owners: Jason Vickery has submitted a Level 3 application for subdivision review of 73 Deering Street. The existing building has 3 dwelling units and 2,000 sf of office space. The proposal is to create four additional units for a...

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New Development Review Project Notices

News Flash

Posted on: April 12, 2019

Portland Receives Small Business Friendly Community Award

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that the U.S Conference of Mayors and its Partner America Program selected Portland to receive the Inaugural 2019 Partner America Small Business Friendly Community Award. According to the US Conference of Mayors...

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Office of Economic Opportunity
Posted on: September 12, 2017

Portland One of 25 Communities Selected for Gateways for Growth Challenge Award

Portland Welcomes You

The City of Portland is one of 25 communities chosen by the New American Economy and Welcoming America to receive the Gateways for Growth award, which helps local governments, businesses, and civic leaders develop concrete strategies to integrate immigran...

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Office of Economic Opportunity Office of Economic Opportunity

News Flash

Parking

4 Stories
Posted on: May 26, 2020

Island Shuttle Bus Schedule

The shuttle bus for island residents looking to get between Casco Bay Lines and remote on-street parking on Marginal Way begins start date to be announced 15 for the summer. To be able to park in these on-street spaces on Marginal Way, you must have an is...

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Portland Shuttle Schedule Parking
Posted on: October 30, 2018

Portland Launches Enhanced Mass Notification Solution

stay connected

The City of Portland officially launched an enhanced version of its mass notification services via www.portlandmaine.gov/stayconnected. The new solution, provided through CivicPlus’ CivicReady system, has significantly improved the way in which the City c...

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Additional Info... Parking
Posted on: December 1, 2019

City Reminds Residents of Winter Storm Operations Information

know snow winter info

In advance of what appears to be the first significant snow storm of the season, the City would like to remind residents of winter storm operations information. The Department of Public Works is ready for the winter storm season, in which they care for mo...

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Parking
Posted on: September 21, 2017

New Digital Parking Citation Management Software Begins September 22

news alert

The days of handwriting parking citations are over for the City of Portland. Passport, an industry leader in parking enforcement and citation management software, has launched its citation management platform for the city. The new tickets will begin appea...

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Parking Department Parking

News Flash

Posted on: March 10, 2020

Coronavirus Information

Wash Hands

The City of Portland is actively engaged and monitoring guidance from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Maine CDC regarding Coronavirus COVID-19 preparations and precautions. 

The City’s emergency managemen...

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For more information: Parks & Rec Spotlight
Posted on: March 10, 2020

Summer Seasonal Positions

Deering Oaks

Looking for a summer seasonal job? Many of our open seasonal positions are now posted! Visit portlandmaine.gov/job to apply!

Positions available include: Parks GroundskeepersForestry GroundskeepersCemeteries Groundskeepers

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Employment Opportunities: Parks & Rec Spotlight

News Flash

Posted on: June 18, 2020

More Reopenings!

Eastern Prom Courts

Basketball and volleyball courts are coming back! 

As of today, the parks crews are working on removing all chains on fence gates and putting back up basketball hoops at our various court locations. Your patience is greatly appreciated through thi...

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Additional Info... Parks and Rec News
Posted on: June 17, 2020

Athletic Fields Reopening for Rentals

Field Re-opening Graphic

We are happy to announce that the Athletic Fields in Portland have reopened for rentals effective June 17, 2020.Please remember our fields are to be reserved through Parks, Recreation & Facilities for usage by calling (207) 808-5443. Unsanctioned grou...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: June 16, 2020

Playgrounds in Portland parks are now open!

playgrounds

We are happy to announce that the playgrounds in Portland parks have reopened effective June 15th 2020. We will be posting signs that outline the current Maine CDC guidance for proper use of the playgrounds during Covid-19. Please follow these guidelines ...

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Parks and Rec News
Posted on: March 31, 2020

Status of Parks & Rec Facilities & Open Spaces During COVID-19

Covid-19 Updates Portland, Maine 04101

Please see this new map that shows the current status of our Parks & Rec facilities and open spaces during the COVID-19 pandemic. Outdoor exercise is allowed during the Stay at Home emergency order, but it is recommended that you not drive fa...

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COVID-19 Resources Parks and Rec News
Posted on: March 10, 2020

Coronavirus Information

Wash Hands

The City of Portland is actively engaged and monitoring guidance from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Maine CDC regarding Coronavirus COVID-19 preparations and precautions. 

The City’s emergency managemen...

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For more information: Parks and Rec News

News Flash

Posted on: July 17, 2018

Chamber Businesses Give Portland Opportunity Crew a Boost

Text Crew Sign

The City of Portland is excited to announce that several donations have recently been received to support the continuation of the Portland Opportunity Crew, the City’s panhandling-to-work program. The Portland Community Chamber of Commerce has brought tog...

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Additional Info... Parks, Recreation & Facilities
Posted on: October 16, 2017

Mayor Strimling Joins Coalition of 134 Mayors to Launch 10-Minute Walk to a Park Campaign

10 minute walk campaign

 Mayor Strimling and the City of Portland’s Parks, Recreation & Facilities Department has joined The Trust for Public Land, National Recreation and Park Association, and Urban Land Institute in launching an historic “10-minute walk” parks adv...

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Portland's Parks Department Parks, Recreation & Facilities
Posted on: September 6, 2017

City Joins Forces with Elliotsville Plantation to Create Parks Conservancy

Kids playing soccer with buildings in the background

The City of Portland and Elliotsville Plantation, Inc. are pleased to announce their ongoing collaboration to create a conservancy in Portland that supports municipal parks, trails, and open spaces. A six-member steering committee, which includes a repres...

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Parks, Recreation & Facilities
Posted on: July 18, 2017

City Begins Urban Forest Inventory in Portland

UFIA

 Today, the City of Portland and the USDA Forest Service’sForest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program began an urban inventory of trees, green space, and ground cover on public and private land for the greater Portland metropolitan area. The crew...

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Parks Department Parks, Recreation & Facilities

News Flash

Posted on: June 27, 2020

City Alerts Businesses that COVID-19 Reopening Guidelines Must Be Followed

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is reminding businesses that they must follow the State’s COVID-19 reopening guidelines for operation. Following multiple reports of violations from the public, the City will have two code enforcement officers plus the polic...

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Permitting & Inspections
Posted on: June 17, 2020

City’s Marijuana Businesses Ordinance Goes Into Effect

portland news

The City of Portland’s marijuana ordinance that establishes the types of marijuana businesses that can be licensed to operate in the city went into effect on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. The ordinance also establishes the rules of these businesses,...

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Permitting & Inspections
Posted on: May 12, 2020

City Proposes Plan to Assist Restaurant & Retail Businesses with Reopening

NEWS ALERT

In conjunction with Governor Mills’ Restarting Maine’s Economy plan, which outlines the gradual stages of reopening, the City of Portland has put together a proposed plan that includes temporary street closures and permitting changes t...

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Permitting & Inspections
Posted on: April 17, 2020

City Clarifies Non-Essential Business Rules Related to Stay at Home Order & Calls Emergency Council

news alert

The City of Portland is seeking to clarify its rules for non-essential businesses related to the City’s emergency Stay at Home order, and as a result the Portland City Council will hold an emergency remote workshop on Monday, April 20 at 5:30 PM...

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Permitting & Inspections
Posted on: March 12, 2019

City Launches “Ask the Zoning Staff” Appointments on Thursdays at City Hall

Ask The Zoning Staff

Starting on March 14, the City of Portland’s Permitting and Inspections Department will offer the opportunity for customers to meet with a Zoning Staff member for 30 minutes to ask questions. Appointments are available from 9 AM to 12 pm every T...

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Zoning Meeting Request form Permitting & Inspections
Posted on: August 12, 2018

City Launches “Ask the Plan Reviewer” Appointments on Tuesdays at City Hall

ask the plan reviewer

Starting August 14, the City of Portland’s Permitting and Inspections Department will offer the opportunity for customers to meet with a Plan Reviewer for 30 minutes and ask questions. Appointments are available from 9 AM to 12 PM every Tuesday ...

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Additional Info... Permitting & Inspections

News Flash

Posted on: July 7, 2020

City Seeks Public Input on Peaks Island Ferry Landside Operations Study

Feedback Requested

The City of Portland is partnering with Casco Bay Lines to identify ways to improve the landside infrastructure on Peaks Island to enhance its safety, comfort and efficiency. This project, the Peaks Island Ferry Landside Operations Study, includes an effo...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: July 6, 2020

City Makes $500,000 Available for Rent Assistance for Portlanders Affected by COVID-19

Covid-19 Updates Portland, Maine 04101

In response to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the City of Portland will make available up to three months of rent, and up to $250 in utility assistance to alleviate the housing burden for low income households that have lo...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: November 22, 2019

City Planners Seek Feedback on ReCode Portland Effort

ReCode Portland

The City of Portland’s Planning & Urban Development Department is pleased to announce that it is now seeking feedback from the public on the first four draft articles of its ReCode Portland effort. The effort is the first rewriting of the City’s Land ...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: November 2, 2018

Woodfords Corner Public Art Installed - Join Us for "Tree Lighting" on November 15

woodfords corner public art

The City of Portland and the Portland Public Art Committee would like to invite the public to attend a “tree lighting” ceremony on November 15 to celebrate the installation of new public artwork, Luminous Arbor, by local artist Aaron T Stephan in Woodford...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: October 18, 2018

Workforce Housing Units in Portland For Sale & Rent

home funds CP

Know someone looking to buy a home in Portland? Did you know the City’s Planning & Urban Development Department works with developers to make some of their new homes priced for average incomes? 

Right now there are three condominium units avai...

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Planning & Urban Development
Posted on: August 12, 2018

City Launches “Ask the Plan Reviewer” Appointments on Tuesdays at City Hall

ask the plan reviewer

Starting August 14, the City of Portland's Permitting and Inspections Department will offer the opportunity for customers to meet with a Plan Reviewer for 30 minutes and ask questions. Appointments are available from 9 AM to 12 PM every Tuesday morning. A...

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Additional Info... Planning & Urban Development

News Flash

Posted on: July 10, 2020

Remote 7-21-2020 Planning Board Meeting

337 CUMBERLAND AVENUE

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a remote workshop to consider a proposal by Portland Housing Development for a seven-story mixed-use building containing a ground-floor child care facility and up...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Remote 7-14-2020 PB meeting.

879 CONGRESS STREET

Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Planning Board will hold a remote public hearing to consider a proposal by 879 Congress, LLC., for a zoning map amendment to rezone 879 Congress Street and vicinity properties from t...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: June 25, 2020

Remote 6-30-2020 PB Meeting

ReCode  

The Planning Board will hold a remote workshop to review Articles 19-22 of the draft ReCode (Off-Street Parking and Loading, Signs, Public Art, and Regulation of Explosives).  This workshop will also include a review of ...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: June 11, 2020

Remote 6-23-2020 PB Meeting

40 WEST COMMERCIAL STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a REMOTE workshop to consider a proposal by Maine International Cold Storage Facility, LLC. for a 108,024 square foot cold storage facility and associated sit...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Remote 6-9-2020 PB Meeting

844 STEVENS AVENUE

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a REMOTE workshop to consider a plan by on a proposal for a new 16-unit multi-family building and the renovation of an existing building to create office space and 5...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: May 6, 2020

Remote 5-12-2020 PB Meeting

113 WEST COMMERCIAL STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a remote afternoon public hearing to consider a plan by FDS JBB Portland, LLC for the development of a two story, 62,300 square foot medical clinic and assoc...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Remote 4-28-2020 PB Meeting

77 LAMBERT STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a REMOTE afternoon public hearing to review a proposal for three duplex condominiums. The subject property is a 38,332 square foot lot zoned R-5. Public comments will...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: April 14, 2020

Remote 4-21-2020 PB Meeting

104 GRANT STREET

To residents and property owners:  The Portland Planning Board will hold a remote afternoon public hearing to review the proposed development of a four-story, 23 unit residential structure.  The property is 14,261 square ...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: February 27, 2020

3-10-2020 PB Meeting

32 PLEASANT STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a public hearing to consider a plan by 32 Pleasant Street, LLC., for interior renovations to create three new dwelling units at 32 Pleasant Street. The subject prope...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: February 19, 2020

2-25-2020 PB Meeting

1 PORTLAND SQUARE

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a revised Level III Site Plan and Master Development Plan for the Portland Square development, a phased mixed-use project located at 1 Portland...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: January 30, 2020

2-11-2020 PB Meeting

CONSIDERATION OF POTENTIAL MUNJOY HILL HISTORIC DISTRICT AND INDIVIDUAL LANDMARK DESIGNATIONS

To Residents and Property Owners:  The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider the Historic Preservation Board’s recommendatio...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: January 17, 2020

1-28-2020 PB Meeting

175 FORE RIVER PARKWAY

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by Northern Light Mercy Hospital on a proposal for a 20,140 square foot hospital building expansion, a new 34,987 square foot ambul...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: January 14, 2020

1-21-2020 PB Meeting

RECODE

The Planning Board will hold a workshop on Phase I of the ReCode, the process of rewriting the city’s Land Use Code. The workshop will include an introduction to draft use and dimensional requirement provisions of the ReCode as well as an ...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: January 8, 2020

1-14-2020 PB Meeting

58 FORE STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by Portland Foreside Development Company to consider a proposal for Phase 1 of 58 Fore Street, which includes 442,500 square feet of mixed-...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: December 11, 2019

12-17-19 PB Meeting

RECODE     

The Planning Board will hold a workshop on Phase 1 of the ReCode, the process of rewriting the City's Land Use Code.  The workshop will include an introduction to draft use and dimensional requirement provisi...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: November 25, 2019

12-10-19 PB Meeting

58 FORE STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by Portland Foreside Development Company to consider a proposal for Phase 1 of 58 Fore Street, which includes 442,500 square feet of mixed-...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: November 18, 2019

11-26-19 PB Meeting

58 FORE STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a proposal by Portland Foreside Development Company for Phase 1 of 58 Fore Street, which includes 442,500 square feet of mixed-use development, th...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: November 1, 2019

11-12-19 PB Meeting

47 BOYD STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold an AFTERNOON PUBLIC HEARING to consider a plan by Portland Housing Development Corporation on a proposal for the renovation of an existing structure to increase the numb...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: October 31, 2019

11-7-19 PB Meeting

The Planning Board will hold a special workshop on Phase I of the ReCode, the process of rewriting the city's Land Use Code. The workshop will include an introduction to draft reformatted code language, including an organizational overview and a detailed ...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: October 10, 2019

10-22-19 PB Meeting

6 WHITE BIRTH LANE

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a three (3) story, three (3) unit building with associated parking and stormwater improvements within the existing Planned Residential Develop...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: September 26, 2019

10-8-19 PB Meeting

1 PORTLAND SQUARE

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by North River IV, LLC. to consider a traffic movement permit associated with a Master Development Plan for the Portland Square properti...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: September 13, 2019

9-24-19 PB Meeting

33-37 MONTREAL STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by 37 Montreal Street, LLC. for the construction of a four (4) story, nine (9) unit residential development which is located in the ...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: August 30, 2019

9-10-19 PB Meeting

130 MORNING STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by Northeast Turner, LLC., to consider a proposal to construct a 4-story, 9-unit residential building (with 1 of the 9 units being a wo...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: August 1, 2019

8-13-19 PB Meeting

1 PORTLAND SQUARE

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider site and building design revisions for a master development plan for the Portland Square properties located at 1 Portland Square. The 6.45 acre...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: July 11, 2019

7-23-19 PB Meeting

66 STATE STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold a workshop to consider a plan by Developer's Collaborative, dba DC 66 State LLC, on the proposed renovation of an existing 3-story building and construction of a new 4-...

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Planning Board Notices
Posted on: July 23, 2015

8-4-15 PB Meeting

17 CARLETON STREET

To Residents and Property Owners: The Portland Planning Board will hold the following meetings on a 37 unit affordable housing project with a total floor area of 26, 375 sq. ft. and a building footprint of 5,495 sq. ft. The bedroom...Read on...

Planning Board Notices

News Flash

News Flash

Police

10 Stories
Posted on: June 2, 2020

Multiple Businesses Damaged and Twenty-Three Arrested

NEWS ALERT

The Portland Police Department assisted with what began as a peaceful demonstration starting around 7:00 PM on Monday night and ended with the arrest of 23 people.

“As I’ve said before, the City of Portland and the Portland Police Depar...

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Police
Posted on: May 29, 2020

Portland Police Issue Open Letter to the Community

portland news

An Open Letter to Our Portland Community from the Portland Police Department:

The Portland Police Department’s values are Integrity, Leadership and Service. These values guide us well as we go about our mission...

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Police
Posted on: April 13, 2020

Portland Celebrates National Telecommunicators Week

Dispatch

Every year during the second week of April, the telecommunications personnel in the public safety community are honored. In light of COVID-19, this group of professionals is under greater than usual pressure and anxiety for the first responders and citize...

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Additional Info... Police
Posted on: January 30, 2020

Police Citizen Review Subcommittee Hosts Informational Meeting

portland news

The City’s Police Citizen Review Subcommittee will host an informational meeting - open to the public - regarding the Police Citizens Review Subcommittee’s work on Wednesday, February 12 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM in the Library at P...

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Police
Posted on: January 29, 2020

Portland Police Host Annual Awards Breakfast this Saturday

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This Saturday, the Portland Police Department will host its 14th Annual Portland Police Awards Ceremony and Breakfast in partnership with Portland Downtown. During the ceremony, awards will be presented to members of the department, both sworn and civilia...

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Police
Posted on: December 10, 2019

Important Reminder from the PD

Dial 911 to report a true emergency  such as a crime in progress, a car accident involving personal injury, a medical emergency, or a fire.  

Call the police non-emergency line at (207) 874-8575 to report a non-emergency which still requi...

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Police
Posted on: July 25, 2019

Portland Names New Police Chief

NEWS ALERT

City Manager Jon Jennings has chosen Frank Clark to become Portland’s next Police Chief following an extensive search and review process. Clark has been with the South Portland Police Department since 1988, and is currently a Lieutenant. He has served in ...

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Police
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Portland Police to Participate in Regional Active Shooter Training at Deering High Saturday, May 18

EMERGENCY training exercise

The Portland Police Department will participate in a regional active shooter training at Deering High School, 370 Stevens Avenue, this Saturday, May 18, 2019. Those in the area will see increased activity around Deering High and Longfellow School starting...

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Police
Posted on: April 29, 2019

Police Participate in May 11 Gun Give Back Program

NEWS ALERT

The Portland Police Department is excited to participate in a gun give back program on May 11, 2019. The event offers an opportunity for the community to become a safer place by offering people a way to safely dispose of unwanted firearms and ammunition.

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Posted on: July 25, 2018

More Community Based Solutions to Prevent Graffiti Available

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The City of Portland is excited to announce that it is continuing two popular programs in order to prevent and remove graffiti and encouraging two other new resources. Following up on the effort to paint utility boxes in 2016, five additional uti...

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

City Hires Bob Fowler as New Public Health Director

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The City of Portland is pleased to announce it has hired Bob Fowler as the city’s new Public Health Director after an extensive search and interview process. For the last six years, Fowler served as the Executive Director at Milestone Recovery. ...

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Posted on: July 6, 2020

City Makes $500,000 Available for Rent Assistance for Portlanders Affected by COVID-19

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In response to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the City of Portland will make available up to three months of rent, and up to $250 in utility assistance to alleviate the housing burden for low income households that have lo...

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Public Health
Posted on: June 27, 2020

City Alerts Businesses that COVID-19 Reopening Guidelines Must Be Followed

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The City of Portland is reminding businesses that they must follow the State’s COVID-19 reopening guidelines for operation. Following multiple reports of violations from the public, the City will have two code enforcement officers plus the polic...

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Public Health
Posted on: May 29, 2020

City Updates Public on Phased Reopening Plan

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The City of Portland is updating the public on its phased reopening plan so citizens can plan how to take care of various municipal transactions. City employees will be returning to City Hall and City buildings on Monday, June 1. However, the majority of ...

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Public Health
Posted on: May 18, 2020

City Offers Help to Small Businesses During Pandemic - Launches Three Grant & Loan Programs

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The City of Portland launched three emergency business assistance programs after receiving City Council approval of the programs at its May 4, 2020 meeting and final funding for them at its May 18, 2020 meeting.

The programs include the Business Assistance...

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Public Health
Posted on: May 18, 2020

Mayor Snyder & City Manager Issue Letter to Citizens and Businesses Regarding Reopening Plans

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Portland Mayor Kate Snyder and City Manager Jon Jennings issued a letter to citizens and businesses today recapping the City’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and outlining its reopening plans. You can read it at the link below. 

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

City Proposes Plan to Assist Restaurant & Retail Businesses with Reopening

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In conjunction with Governor Mills’ Restarting Maine’s Economy plan, which outlines the gradual stages of reopening, the City of Portland has put together a proposed plan that includes temporary street closures and permitting changes t...

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Public Health
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Public Health Division to Provide Virtual Trainings in May

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With National Drug Take Back Day Postponed, the City of Portland Public Health Division is providing educational materials and virtual Narcan (naloxone) trainings throughout the month of May.

Beginning next week, the Substance Use Prevention and Harm Reduc...

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Public Health
Posted on: April 29, 2020

Portland Updates Stay at Home Guidance Based on Governor Mills' April 28 Announcement

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In light of Governor Janet Mills’ April 28 announcement regarding her stay-at-home extension and safe and gradual plan to restart Maine’s economy, City officials want people and businesses in Portland to know that they should plan to f...

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Public Health
Posted on: April 28, 2020

City Council Extends Stay at Home Emergency Order Until May 18

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The Portland City Council voted to extend the Stay at Home Emergency Order until May 18, 2020 at its April 27th meeting. The emergency order also includes a number of amendments including:

  • A temporary program to pay $1,000 to the owner of a non-ow...
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Posted on: April 17, 2020

City Clarifies Non-Essential Business Rules Related to Stay at Home Order & Calls Emergency Council

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The City of Portland is seeking to clarify its rules for non-essential businesses related to the City’s emergency Stay at Home order, and as a result the Portland City Council will hold an emergency remote workshop on Monday, April 20 at 5:30 PM...

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Public Health
Posted on: April 16, 2020

City’s Volunteer Shopping Program for Elders Set to Begin April 20

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The City of Portland’s Office of Elder Affairs has created a temporary volunteer program to provide grocery shopping and food delivery to elderly Portland residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is intended to help people aged 65 or ...

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Public Health
Posted on: April 6, 2020

City Closes All Back Cove Trail Parking Lots During Stay At Home Emergency Order

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The City of Portland is closing all parking lots associated with the Back Cove Trail due to the high usage of the trail and overcrowding concerns in light of the State of Maine and the City’s Stay at Home emergency orders requiring that individu...

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Public Health
Posted on: April 3, 2020

Mayor Snyder Adds Tenant & Landlord Resources to City’s COVID-19 Webpage

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Building off of the City Council’s March 30th approval of an Emergency Order, Mayor Kate Snyder has compiled a comprehensive list of resources available to tenants and landlords in light of COVID-19. The Emergency Order requests landlords in Por...

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Public Health
Posted on: April 1, 2020

City of Portland Opens Additional Shelter for Clients Needing Quarantine Space

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The City of Portland has opened an additional shelter for clients needing quarantine space in light of positive COVID-19 cases. The quarantine space is located at the James A. Banks, Sr. Exposition Building. The City is working with the Maine Department o...

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Public Health
Posted on: March 30, 2020

City Council Votes to Extend Stay at Home Emergency Order Until April 27

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The Portland City Council voted tonight to extend the State of Emergency and Stay at Home order until April 27. The vote extends the Emergency Order originally issued by the City Manager on March 24 and replaces it with this Emergency Order

The ...

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Public Health
Posted on: March 27, 2020

India Street Clinic to Resume Clinical Services & Needle Exchange Program

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The India Street Public Health Center will resume its clinical services and Needle Exchange Program on Monday, March 30. This comes after a two week closure due to widespread staff exposure to COVID-19. The City had no other choice but to cease operations...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Portland Issues COVID-19 Related Updates for City Services

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The City of Portland is issuing the following updates related to the COVID-19 response and resources.

City Hall & City Buildings Closed to External Visitors Until April 13

City Hall and all City buildings will now remain closed to external visitors unti...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

City Announces Stay at Home Emergency Order Effective Wednesday, March 25 at 5:00 PM

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City Announces Stay at Home Emergency Order Effective Wednesday, March 25 at 5:00 PM

Restricts all non-essential personal and business services

Mayor Kate Snyder and Portland City Manager Jon Jennings announced today at a 3:00 PM press conference that the C...

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Public Health
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Mayor Snyder Issues Guidance to Keep People Housed During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Portland Mayor Kate Snyder issued the following guidance to help keep people housed during the COVID-19 pandemic given the need for safe housing during this public health and economic crisis. The courts are currently closed at this time and no evictions a...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

City Committed to Caring for Homeless Populations During COVID-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Updates Portland, Maine 04101

The City of Portland has been working on the front lines in direct contact with its most vulnerable community members for more than 30 years with one of the most dedicated and professional staffs. Each and every decision the City makes is with their best ...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

City Announces Temporary Changes to Parking Enforcement In Light of Ongoing Pandemic

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Last Friday, March 13, Portland’s City Manager directed the Parking Division to no longer issue parking tickets for time zones and expired meters for the foreseeable future. Enforcement will continue for illegal parking, which includes blocking ...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Governor Mills’ New Executive Order Expands & Extends Portland’s Emergency Proclamation

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In light of the action Governor Janet Mills took today in response to the evolving COVID-19 global pandemic, the Portland City Council’s emergency remote meeting scheduled for March 19 to consider extending the 5-day emergency proclamation that ...

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Public Health
Posted on: March 16, 2020

City Announces Curfew for Establishments & Other COVID-19 Recommendations

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Portland City Manager Jon Jennings announced today he is instituting a mandated curfew for establishments where groups gather from 6:00 AM to 2:00 AM on Tuesday, March 17-18 and then daily from 8:00 PM until 2:00 AM on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sat...

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Public Health
Posted on: March 13, 2020

City Officials Provide Update on Coronavirus COVID-19 Response

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As things continue to rapidly evolve with the coronavirus (COVID-19), Mayor Snyder, City Council members, and City Manager Jon Jennings held a press conference on Friday to provide the public and media with the latest information related to the number of ...

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Public Health
Posted on: March 13, 2020

City Cancels Events at Merrill Auditorium, Portland Expo & Ocean Gateway

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The City of Portland has decided to cancel all events scheduled for the next 30 days at Merrill Auditorium, Portland Expo and Ocean Gateway in order to help practice social distancing in order to reduce the number of large gatherings and help slow the spr...

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Public Health
Posted on: March 12, 2020

City Cancels March 16 Council Meeting & Suspends All Public Meetings

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Out of an abundance of caution and for preventative reasons only, the Portland City Council is cancelling its March 16 meeting and March 23 workshop. Both will be rescheduled at dates to be determined.  

Additionally, the City is suspending all co...

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Public Health
Posted on: March 3, 2020

City of Portland Following CDC Guidelines Regarding Coronavirus Precautions

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The City of Portland is actively engaged and monitoring guidance from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Maine CDC regarding Coronavirus COVID-19 preparations and precautions. The City’s emergency management team is...

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Public Health
Posted on: February 24, 2020

India Street Clinic Presents - Free HIV and STD Testing

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The India Street Clinic will be holding a free HIV and STD Testing and Counseling at Candy’s, 34 Portland Street, Saturday, February 29, 2:00 PM to 5:00. Visit Candy’s for more information or call (207)874-8768.

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Public Health
Posted on: January 29, 2020

City to Offer Weekly Overdose Response Trainings & Naloxone

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The City’s Public Health Division recently merged the Substance Use Prevention and Needle Exchange programs to form the Substance Use Prevention and Harm Reduction Services program. The program, coordinated by Zoe Brokos, will continue to provid...

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Public Health
Posted on: November 19, 2019

44th Annual Great American Smokeout

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November 21, 2019 is the 44th Annual Great American Smokeout. Since 1976, the American Cancer Society has hosted the Great American Smokeout, a national public awareness event encouraging people to quit smoking, even if it is just for one day. 

Qu...

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Posted on: October 28, 2019

Public Health Division’s Minority Health Program Receives $20k Grant

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The City of Portland Public Health Division’s Minority Health Program is pleased to announce that the Maine Health Access Foundation has awarded it $20,000 grant to assist efforts in increasing the number of Portland residents enrolled in the MaineCare an...

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Public Health
Posted on: September 19, 2019

City Public Health Officials Warn of Vaping Dangers

As reports of vaping-related illnesses increase, Maine has enacted a law banning vaping on school grounds. On September 19, LD 152 took effect. The statute, “An Act to Prohibit the Possession and Use of Electronic Smoking Devices on School Grou...

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Public Health
Posted on: January 7, 2019

India Street STD Clinic Now Offers Online Appointment Scheduling

NEWS ALERT

Patients can now make appointments online for the India Street STD Clinic. Click here to book now. 

Limited appointments are offered on Tuesday afternoons followed by drop-in hours (first come, first serve).

Thursday is now all appointments. If app...

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Public Health
Posted on: December 19, 2018

Public Health's Minority Health Program Releases 2018 Minority Health Assessment Report

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The City of Portland Public Health Division’s Minority Health Program is pleased to announce the publication of its 2018 Minority Health Assessment Report.  The assessment was administered through a survey (orally translated) to participants sele...

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Posted on: September 6, 2016

Public Health Division Achieves Accreditation

The City of Portland’s Public Health Division has achieved local public health department accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). This places Portland in the first 6% to achieve this distinction among more than 2,500 local publ...Read on...

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

City Hires Bob Fowler as New Public Health Director

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The City of Portland is pleased to announce it has hired Bob Fowler as the city’s new Public Health Director after an extensive search and interview process. For the last six years, Fowler served as the Executive Director at Milestone Recovery. ...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

FINAL PAVING FOR PREBLE STREET

On Monday, July 13, 2020, through July 17, 2020, final paving work for the Preble Street Sewer Separation Project will occur.  This work includes Kennebec Street, and the cross streets; Somerset Street, Lancaster Street, Oxford Street, Portland S...

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Public Works
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Warren Avenue Storm Drain Replacement Project

The project was successfully bid and the construction contract has been awarded to D&C construction at a contract price of $1,412,600.00. The contractor will begin mobilizing to the site the first week of June with construction anticipated to begin th...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Oxford Street Sidewalk Reconstruction Project Set to Start

Starting on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, the Portland Public Works Department will begin a sidewalk reconstruction project on the south side of Oxford Street. The project will start at the intersection with Wilmot Street and will work toward Myrtle Street. Side...

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Public Works
Posted on: May 11, 2020

Bedford Street Sewer Separation Project: Final Restoration Work

The Portland Public Works Department would like to provide a status update on the Bedford Street Sewer Separation project.

The City’s contractor, Shaw Brothers, will return to the project site to complete final trench pavement restorations, roadw...

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

Back Cove South Storage Facility update 5-4-2020

Project Description: The project involves the underground installation of a 3.5 MG storage tank, facility control building and upon completion, the Preble Street playing fields will be restored at a higher elevation to assist with tidal inundation which l...

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Posted on: April 28, 2020

Mackworth-Ocean-Walton CSO Separation Project

Mackworth-Ocean-Walton CSO Separation Project

The Portland Department of Public Works would like to provide a status update regarding the project.

Beginning the week of April 27, 2020, the contractor Gorham Sand and Gravel will be starting work on Mayland S...

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Public Works
Posted on: April 21, 2020

TRAFFIC ALERT: I-295 Bridge Work to Begin

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The Maine Department of Transportation will be repairing bridge joints on the southbound side of I-295 in Portland. The work will begin on Monday, April 20th and will involve extended lane and ramp closures on the interstate. We plan to finish this work b...

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Public Works
Posted on: April 7, 2020

Annual Spring Curbside Collection of Leaf Bags/Yard Waste Will Be Held April 27 - May 8

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The annual spring curbside collection of leaf bags/yard waste will be held Monday, April 27 through Friday, May 8. The leaves must be in large, paper biodegradable leaf bags that can be purchased at most hardware stores. Place the biodegradable leaf bags ...

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Public Works
Posted on: December 20, 2019

Franklin Street Light Upgrades

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A City-sponsored project is underway to provide traffic signal updates along Franklin Street.  New communications equipment, vehicle detection, and state-of-the-art intelligent traffic control technology is being installed over the next several w...

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Public Works
Posted on: December 1, 2019

City Reminds Residents of Winter Storm Operations Information

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In advance of what appears to be the first significant snow storm of the season, the City would like to remind residents of winter storm operations information. The Department of Public Works is ready for the winter storm season, in which they care for mo...

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Public Works
Posted on: December 21, 2018

Public Input Sought for City's Integrated Water Resources Management Plan

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The Portland Department of Public Works Water Resources Division is holding its first public information meeting for the City’s Integrated Water Resources Management Plan on Thursday, January 9, beginning at 5:30 p.m., at the DPW Training Room at 250 Canc...

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Public Works
Posted on: October 30, 2018

Portland Launches Enhanced Mass Notification Solution

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The City of Portland officially launched an enhanced version of its mass notification services via www.portlandmaine.gov/stayconnected. The new solution, provided through CivicPlus’ CivicReady system, has significantly improved the way in which the City c...

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Posted on: July 17, 2018

Portland One of Seven to Pilot New INRIX Autonomous Vehicle Platform

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The City of Portland is excited to announce it is one of seven cities and groups to pilot INRIX AV Road Rules, a platform that lays the foundation for the city to communicate with operators for safe and effective deployment of Highly Automated Vehicles (H...

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Posted on: September 27, 2018

Smart City Projects Come Online in Portland

The City of Portland is making great progress with its new LED streetlight project and the implementation of several ‘smart city’ projects that utilize innovation and technology to streamline and enhance city services. 

In Janu...

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Posted on: December 1, 2019

City Reminds Residents of Winter Storm Operations Information

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In advance of what appears to be the first significant snow storm of the season, the City would like to remind residents of winter storm operations information. The Department of Public Works is ready for the winter storm season, in which they care for mo...

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Snow Bans

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Posted on: June 14, 2019

Volunteer & Donation Information to Support Asylum Seekers

Volunteer and Donation Information

Thank you to those who have expressed a wish to volunteer your time and services in helping us as we support asylum seekers arriving in Portland. Thanks to our friends at the United Way of Greater Portland, we now have a coordinated and secure way to acce...

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Social Services
Posted on: June 12, 2019

City Responds to Influx in Asylum Seekers

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The City of Portland, in response to an influx in asylum seekers from the southern US border, has activated an emergency operations center and additional emergency shelter at the Portland Expo. Since Sunday, June 9, the City has received roughly 100 new a...

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Social Services
Posted on: July 17, 2018

Chamber Businesses Give Portland Opportunity Crew a Boost

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The City of Portland is excited to announce that several donations have recently been received to support the continuation of the Portland Opportunity Crew, the City’s panhandling-to-work program. The Portland Community Chamber of Commerce has brought tog...

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Posted on: July 19, 2018

City Bans Plastic Straws in Clock Tower Cafe; Urges Other Businesses to Follow Suit

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The City of Portland has made the decision to ban plastic straws from the Clock Tower Cafe, located within City Hall, and is urging other businesses to follow suit. City Manager Jon Jennings made the decision at the July 18 Sustainability & Transporta...

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Posted on: July 17, 2018

Portland One of Seven to Pilot New INRIX Autonomous Vehicle Platform

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The City of Portland is excited to announce it is one of seven cities and groups to pilot INRIX AV Road Rules, a platform that lays the foundation for the city to communicate with operators for safe and effective deployment of Highly Automated Vehicles (H...

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

Annual Spring Curbside Collection of Leaf Bags/Yard Waste Will Be Held April 27 - May 8

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The annual spring curbside collection of leaf bags/yard waste will be held Monday, April 27 through Friday, May 8. The leaves must be in large, paper biodegradable leaf bags that can be purchased at most hardware stores. Place the biodegradable leaf bags ...

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Trash & Recycling
Posted on: October 30, 2018

Portland Launches Enhanced Mass Notification Solution

stay connected

The City of Portland officially launched an enhanced version of its mass notification services via www.portlandmaine.gov/stayconnected. The new solution, provided through CivicPlus’ CivicReady system, has significantly improved the way in which the City c...

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Posted on: December 19, 2018

Portland Neighborhood Volunteers Needed!

Portland Neighborhood Volunteers Needed!

The Age-Friendly Portland Steering Committee is looking for volunteers willing to shovel snow for an elderly neighbor this winter. Neighborhood volunteer coordinators are also needed, to help match Portland resident...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

FINAL PAVING FOR PREBLE STREET

On Monday, July 13, 2020, through July 17, 2020, final paving work for the Preble Street Sewer Separation Project will occur.  This work includes Kennebec Street, and the cross streets; Somerset Street, Lancaster Street, Oxford Street, Portland S...

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Water Resources
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Warren Avenue Storm Drain Replacement Project

The project was successfully bid and the construction contract has been awarded to D&C construction at a contract price of $1,412,600.00. The contractor will begin mobilizing to the site the first week of June with construction anticipated to begin th...

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Additional Info... Water Resources
Posted on: May 11, 2020

Bedford Street Sewer Separation Project: Final Restoration Work

The Portland Public Works Department would like to provide a status update on the Bedford Street Sewer Separation project.

The City’s contractor, Shaw Brothers, will return to the project site to complete final trench pavement restorations, roadw...

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Additional Info... Water Resources
Posted on: May 7, 2020

Back Cove South Storage Facility update 5-4-2020

Project Description: The project involves the underground installation of a 3.5 MG storage tank, facility control building and upon completion, the Preble Street playing fields will be restored at a higher elevation to assist with tidal inundation which l...

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Additional Info... Water Resources
Posted on: April 28, 2020

Mackworth-Ocean-Walton CSO Separation Project

Mackworth-Ocean-Walton CSO Separation Project

The Portland Department of Public Works would like to provide a status update regarding the project.

Beginning the week of April 27, 2020, the contractor Gorham Sand and Gravel will be starting work on Mayland S...

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Water Resources
Posted on: February 22, 2019

First Public Meeting for Integrated Water Resources Plan to be Held Feb 27

NEWS ALERT

The Portland Department of Public Works Water Resources Division is holding its first public information meeting for the City’s Integrated Water Resources Management Plan on Wednesday, Feb. 27, beginning at 5:30 p.m., at the DPW Training Room at 250 Canco...

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Water Resources
Posted on: December 21, 2018

Public Input Sought for City's Integrated Water Resources Management Plan

NEWS ALERT

The Portland Department of Public Works Water Resources Division is holding its first public information meeting for the City’s Integrated Water Resources Management Plan on Thursday, January 9, beginning at 5:30 p.m., at the DPW Training Room at 250 Canc...

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Water Resources

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

City Launches “Ask the Zoning Staff” Appointments on Thursdays at City Hall

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Starting on March 14, the City of Portland’s Permitting and Inspections Department will offer the opportunity for customers to meet with a Zoning Staff member for 30 minutes to ask questions. Appointments are available from 9 AM to 12 pm every Thursday mo...

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