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Portland ConnectED Releases Baseline Report   (4/16/2014)
The founding partners of Portland ConnectED, including Mayor Michael F. Brennan, Superintendent Emmanuel Caulk, and executives from education, civic, business, and philanthropic sectors, will introduce their Baseline Report tomorrow, which sets forth the initiative’s goals and strategies to ensure healthy childhood experiences and ever-increasing educational outcomes for all of Portland’s children, youth, and families, from cradle-to career, college and citizenship. More

Sanitation Crews WILL Collect Trash & Recycling on Patriot's Day, Monday, April 21, 2014  (4/15/2014)
The City of Portland’s Solid Waste crews WILL collect trash and recycling on Patriot’s Day, Monday, April 21, 2014. City crews will also collect trash on most Federal Holidays in 2014. All items need to be placed curbside by 6:30 a.m. to ensure collection. More

Mayor Brennan Presents Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine Alumni Association with Proclamation in Honor of 85th Annual Patriots Day 5-Miler  (4/15/2014)
Mayor Michael Brennan will join the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine tomorrow in order to present its Alumni Association with a proclamation that honors the group’s 85th Annual Patriots Day 5-Miler. More

City, State & Federal Officials Break Ground on Thompson’s Point Development Project  (4/11/2014)
City, State and Federal officials today joined representatives from the Thompson’s Point Development Company, Inc. to break ground on the $3.8 million off-site public infrastructure improvements for the Thompson’s Point project. More

Portland Announces Hall School Added to State Education Board’s List of Approved Building Projects  (4/10/2014)
Portland city and school officials announced that the Maine State Board of Education voted unanimously today to add Portland’s Fred P. Hall Elementary School to the state’s Major Capital Construction Approved Projects List. More

City Clerk’s Office Announces Voter Guidelines for Upcoming Municipal   (4/9/2014)
The City Clerk’s office today announced to Portland voters the guidelines for the upcoming municipal elections, which includes new city districts and polling locations for some residents. More

Portland Recreation Program Rewards Sea Dogs Opening Day Tickets to More Than 500 Kids  (4/8/2014)
The City of Portland is excited to announce that its Read Your Way To Opening Day program is rewarding more than 500 kids with tickets to the Portland Sea Dogs opening day game on Thursday, April 10. More

Delegation Returns from Trip to Russian Sister-City   (4/8/2014)
A Greater Portland delegation, led by Portland City Councilor Ed Suslovic, is now home following a week-long visit to Arkhangelsk, Russia in honor of the 25th anniversary of the sister-city relationship. More

Spring Cleaning Begins!  (4/7/2014)
It’s finally that time of year again! The City of Portland Public Services department is transitioning from snow removal operations to spring cleanup More

Congress Square Design Team to Hold Next Public Meeting  (4/3/2014)
The design team for the Congress Square Redesign will hold a working meeting for the members of the Congress Square Redesign Study Group and the public to review the findings of their initial assessment and discuss design directions going forward. The meeting will be held Tuesday, April 22 from 6:30pm-8:30pm. More

Portland Leaders Hold Press Conference to Discuss State of USM  (4/2/2014)
Portland Leaders Hold Press Conference to Discuss State of USM More

Landlords and Immigrant Community Leaders Come Together to Find Common Solutions  (4/2/2014)
Community meeting marks the beginning of efforts to build understanding and communication between landlords and new Mainer tenants More

Pine Grove Park Forest Management Work Commences   (3/28/2014)
The City of Portland Public Services – Forestry Section has commenced forest management work at Pine Grove Park with the goal of improving the long term health and safety of the park. More

City Issues Online Disability Survey - Portland Disability Advisory Committee asks community for input  (3/28/2014)
Following the Portland Disability Advisory Committee’s first public forum earlier this week, the group has issued an online survey in the hopes that community members will provide their input regarding Portland’s accessibility and livability. The link to the survey can be found on the city’s website as the first item under “city news” or directly via this link. More

Delegation Departs to Russian Sister-City for 25th Anniversary Celebration  (3/27/2014)
A Greater Portland delegation, led by Portland City Councilor Ed Suslovic, is departing for Arkhangelsk, Russia on Friday, March 28 for a week long program in honor of the 25th anniversary of the sister-city relationship. More

City to Host Public Meeting Regarding Proposed Evergreen Cemetery Expansion Project  (3/27/2014)
The City of Portland is hosting a meeting regarding the proposed Evergreen Cemetery expansion project on April 15, 2014 from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM at the Wilde Memorial Chapel at Evergreen Cemetery on Stevens Avenue. More

Spirits Alive Lecture to Discuss Future of Portland's Historic Cemeteries  (3/26/2014)
The final presentation in the Spirits Alive Winter Lecture Series will be a roundtable panel discussion about the status and future of Portland's forgotten cemeteries and what it takes to restore them to our cultural landscape. More

City of Portland Disability Advisory Committee Holds Community Forum  (3/24/2014)
The Portland Disability Advisory Commission serves in an advisory capacity to the Portland City Manager with the purpose of identifying the needs and concerns of people with disabilities who live, work, and interact with the city. The work is aimed at improving the quality of life for everyone by making the city a more welcoming, accessible, and inclusive community. More

Mayor Brennan to Welcome 2014 Maine Recreation and Park Association Annual Conference Attendees  (3/24/2014)
Mayor Michael Brennan will be welcoming attendees to the 2014 Maine Recreation and Park Association (MRPA) annual conference on Monday, March 24, 2014 at 8:50 am. The conference will be held at the Holiday Inn By The Bay in Portland, with more than 100 Parks and Recreation professionals attending. More

Portland Makes Time Magazine List for Cities ‘Getting it Right’  (3/24/2014)
The city of Portland has made more than its fair share of recent top lists in various national publications, and now Time Magazine’s most recent issue includes an impressive addition. The magazine, in its “Solutions for America” section, named Portland to a list of nine cities ‘getting it right.’ Cities on the list all have a thriving economy, a booming cultural scene, quality health care, and a growing university. More

Mayor Brennan Convenes First Minimum Wage Advisory Committee Meeting  (3/19/2014)
Mayor Michael Brennan announced today that he will convene the first meeting to examine the implementation of a minimum wage in Portland. More

Marijuana & Youth: a Community Conversation  (3/14/2014)
The 21 Reasons Steering Committee, in collaboration with the City of Portland, Health and Human Services Department, Public Health Division’s Substance Abuse Prevention Program, are hosting a community conversation about marijuana and the effects on youth. This is an opportunity to pose questions and get answers from professionals, advocates, and our community leaders on how this issue effects youth in our community. The event is open and free to the public. More

City Hosts Public Meeting Regarding Public Realm Improvements Slated for Anderson & Fox Streets  (3/13/2014)
Neighborhood Meeting #2 Regarding the Anderson Street Neighborhood Byway and Fox-Anderson Intersection CDBG Projects More

FAQs: City of Portland, Maine - Marijuana Use and Possession  (11/8/2013)
1. What is the effective date of the new marijuana ordinance? Under Chapter 9 of the City Code, the new ordinance will be effective thirty (30) calendar days after the declaration of the official canvass of the return of the election or December 6, 2013. More

Looking for Parking in the Vicinity of Casco Bay Lines?  (8/17/2012)
Please click here for a list and map of the businesses that provide parking within the vicinity of Casco Bay Lines. This information also includes places that offer monthly parking rates as well. For more information, please call our Parking Control Office, Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. at 874-8443. More


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Portland is Maine's business, financial and retail capital and the largest city in the state. Seascapes and cityscapes blend harmoniously in Portland, perched on a peninsula, jutting out into island-studded Casco Bay. The metropolitan hub of Maine's south coast region, Portland is a progressive, lively city incorporating the character of yesteryear into a modern urban environment. Historic architecture blends gracefully with the new as you stroll along her working waterfront or the cobblestone streets of the restored Old Port section of the city.

With a metro population of 230,000, the Greater Portland area is home to almost one quarter of Maine's total population. The population of the city is 66,363.

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