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What: Media Meet and Greet with Director of Communications Jessica Grondin
When: Friday, March 7, 10 - 11 am.
Where: State of Maine Room, Portland City Hall
City of Portland Public Health announces grand opening of expanded Portland School-Based Health Center
PORTLAND, Maine –Tomorrow, Tuesday, February 25th at 3:30 pm, the City of Portland Public Health Division will officially open their new School-Based Health Center at Portland High School. This new clinic will improve access to comprehensive health care for students of Portland High School.
Cumberland Avenue Sidewalk and Lighting Project
Portland Maine - The City of Portland has rescheduled the meeting to discuss the Cumberland Avenue Sidewalk and Lighting neighborhood enhancement project funded by Community Development Block grant and Capital Improvement Program funds.
School Based Health Center at Portland High
School Based Health Center at Portland High
Ribbon Cutting Event to Take Place on February 25, 2014
Project Funded Through Affordable Care Act Grant Funding
Snow Removal Continues
Due to the excessive snow from recent storms, the Department of Public Services will continue removing snow on streets throughout the Peninsula after the current storm conditions pass, using the existing parking regulations.
The City of Portland Responds to the Keep Portland Livable Lawsuit
Background: The City of Portland's decision on the Midtown project was appealed by a group of residents, as well as an abutting commercial property owner. Their appeal is based on seven counts, which generally fall into three main categories: (1) that the project is not consistent with the City’s Land Use Ordinance; (2) that the project is not consistent with the Comprehensive Plan; and (3) that the process violated the Maine Freedom of Access Act.
City of Portland Reacts to Federal Court Ruling Regarding Portland Median Strip Ordinance
Portland, Maine - The City of Portland has received the Federal Court decision that declares the City's median ordinance unconstitutional. City Attorney Danielle West-Chuhta has stated the following: "While we respect the Court's decision we are of course very disappointed. I am not able to respond in detail at this time as we have not had an opportunity to fully review the Judge's ruling and are still in the process of determining next steps
Public Workshop with Portland, Oregon District Branding Consultant to Discuss India Street Identity and Branding to be held February 12, 6 - 8 pm.
Portland, Maine - The City Planning Division has invited district branding and revitalization expert Michele Reeves of Civilis Consultants from Portland, Oregon to help the City and the India Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee determine what can be done to improve commerce today, as well as to think about an authentic identity for India Street and how that should inform growth for the future.
Signature Entrance Sign at Portland Technology Park
Portland, Maine - A signature sign for the Portland Technology Park has just been installed at its entrance at 300 Rand Road, adjacent to Maine Turnpike Exit 47. The sign identifies this new environmentally friendly business campus designed for innovative high tech companies, biosciences and others, looking for a home in Portland, Maine.
Sanitation crews WILL collect trash & recycling on President's Day, Monday, February 17, 2014!
The City of Portland’s Solid Waste crews WILL
collect trash and recycling on most Federal Holidays in 2014. All items need to be placed curbside by 6:30 a.m. to ensure collection.
City of Portland Announces New Communications Director - Jessica Shumaker Grondin
Portland, Maine - After a nationwide search the City of Portland has hired Jessica Shumaker Grondin to serve as its Director of Communications. The position, which reports to the City Manager, was previously held by Nicole Clegg who left the City in September.
Portland Maine declared one of 7 Happy Cities by Green Living Magazine
Portland, Maine – Green Living magazine, published in Scottsdale Arizona, has declared Portland Maine a “Happy City”, the only one in the East.
Community Development Block Meetings
The City of Portland is planning two community meetings next week to discuss projects funded by Community Development Block grant and Capital Improvement Program funds.
Livability Forum Rescheduled
Portland, Maine - The Livability Forum, sponsored by the City of Portland's Disability Advisory Committee scheduled for Wednesday, February 5, 2014 from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM at the Rines Auditorium in the Portland Public Library has been rescheduled in anticipation of the pending snow storm.
Portland Awarded Medals Recognizing Achievements in Addressing Childhood Obesity
Portland, ME - The National League of Cities (NLC) has recognized Mayor Michael Brennan for recent completion of key health and wellness goals for Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC). LMCTC is a major component of First Lady Michelle Obama’s comprehensive Let’s Move! initiative, which is dedicated to solving the childhood obesity epidemic within a generation.
Making Snow at Payson Park
Portland, Maine - With temperatures forecasted to be below freezing through the weekend, City of Portland recreation staff are taking the opportunity to make snow! Staff are creating sledding and snow terrain areas at Payson Park.
Portland Fire investigators continue the investigation of the 3 alarm fire that destroyed an Irving Street building.
Portland, Maine –Investigators have determined that the 3 alarm fire at 84 Irving Street most likely started on the first floor of the building, but, have not yet determined what ignited the blaze. The fire was reported shortly after 9:30 pm Sunday. Investigators continue to gather and evaluate evidence as well as witness statements related to the fire.
Give us your thoughts on the Future of Franklin Street!
Find out what other residents are thinking and answer questions to let us know what YOU think about how the city should handle transit, new development, bikes and pedestrians, Lincoln Park, and more.
Local Retailer Recognized for Youth Tobacco Prevention
Portland, ME -- Healthy Portland announced that SSS Brothers Smoke Shop has been recognized for their efforts to curb marketing of tobacco to youth. They have become a Star Store as a responsible retailer who takes seriously their role as a community member in reducing the visibility of tobacco advertising to kids.
City of Portland announces 2013 recipient of Robert B. Ganley award
Portland City Manager Mark Rees announced today that the Robert B. Ganley Public Service Award Winner for 2013 is Portland Police Lieutenant Janine Roberts.
Unitil Is Installing Temporary Gas Regulator Station At Heseltine Park Off Ocean Avenue To Improve Service
The City of Portland Department of Public Services wants the public to know that engineering staff is working with Unitil officials on a temporary installation of a gas regulator station at Ocean Avenue at Irving Street which is at the corner of Heseltine Park.
City Initiates Trial Additional On-Street Parking During City Wide Parking Bans
The City of Portland, Department of Public Services is initiating a trial program allowing for additional, limited on street parking on three (3) designated streets within the Portland Peninsula during City wide parking bans, as of January 1, 2014.
Safety First! We Need Your Help - Please Keep Walkways Clear
A Friendly Reminder Regarding Winter Storm Sidewalk Clearing and How You Can Help
Portland's Ready for Winter
PORTLAND, Maine – Portland winter operations crews are ready for winter. With 8,000 tons of salt and forty-two plow units, Public Services teams are prepared for twenty-four hour a day storm operations during which 566 lane miles of road and 95 miles of sidewalks will be cleared of snow and ice.
FAQs: City of Portland, Maine - Marijuana Use and Possession
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.
Looking for Parking in the Vicinity of Casco Bay Lines?
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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.
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