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Posted on: August 18, 2015

Want a Stormwater Service Charge Credit? Apply Now!

In advance of the new stormwater service charge ordinance, which goes into effect on January 1, 2016, citizens can now start requesting stormwater credits via an application process. The City is beginning a soft launch of reviewing and accepting the credi...Read on...

Stormwater Service Charge Website & Credit Info
Posted on: August 20, 2015

City to Host Two Comp Plan Open Houses in September

The City of Portland’s Planning & Urban Development Department will hold two Comprehensive Plan Open Houses in September. The State's Growth Management Act requires that the City periodically reaffirm and update its Comprehensive Plan. The Comp...Read on...

Posted on: August 18, 2015

Traffic Advisory for High & Spring Streets

Update (8/21) - No night work will occur on 8/24 now. Instead it will occur during the day.

Maine DOT will be excavating in the intersection of High Street at Spring Street until September 1, 2015. East bound traffic on Spring St is being detoured ont...Read on...

Posted on: August 11, 2015

Portland Announces Additional Facade Improvement Program Grant Funds for Congress Street

The City of Portland’s Economic Development Department is pleased to announce that grant funds are now available for projects along Congress Street between Washington Avenue on the east and Weymouth Street on the west (one block west of Deering Ave.). The...Read on...

Facade Improvement Program
Posted on: August 5, 2015

City Raises Awareness of Recent Overdoses in Effort to Educate Public, Save Lives

City of Portland officials held a press conference today in the State of Maine Room at City Hall to raise awareness of a recent spike in overdoses and launch a public outreach campaign to educate citizens and save lives. City Manager Jon Jennings outlined...Read on...

Overdose Prevention Project Website
Posted on: July 29, 2015

City Unveils Two New EV Charging Stations at Temple & Spring Street Parking Garages

Mayor Michael Brennan will join City councilors and staff as well as representatives from the Iberdrola USA Foundation and the Greater Portland Council of Governments (GPCOG) to unveil two new electric vehicle charging stations today. The EV chargers are ...Read on...

Posted on: July 17, 2015

City Posts 592 Washington Avenue Against Occupancy

The City of Portland has posted the apartment building located at 592 Washington Avenue against occupancy. Following an evaluation today of the property with officials from the City's Inspections Division and Fire Prevention Bureau, it was revealed...Read on...

Posted on: July 14, 2015

City Finalizes Data Review of Asylum Seekers Who Qualify for Council-Adopted Community Support Fund

City of Portland officials have now completed the intricate task of analyzing data in order to determine how many asylum seekers would be ineligible based on the State’s new guidance, but eligible for the Council-adopted Community Support Fund. This fund ...Read on...

Posted on: July 7, 2015

City Helps Launch New Feeding Bodies & Minds Project

On Thursday, July 9, Portland’s new Feeding Bodies & Minds collaborative project will host a bigger-than-ever Summer Success Picnic at Deering Oaks Park to celebrate the power of combining summer meals and summer learning for kids. Mayor Michael Brenn...Read on...

Portland Schools
Posted on: July 2, 2015

Spring Street Improvement Work Begins Monday, July 6

Starting Monday, July 6, 2015, the City will begin removing the Middle/Spring Street median (weather permitting.) Work will begin near the Nickelodeon Theater and progress in a southerly direction toward High Street. As work progresses, traffic patterns m...Read on...

Posted on: July 1, 2015

City Rolls Out New Purple Trash Bags Beginning July 5

The City of Portland is getting ready to roll out new purple pay-as-you-throw trash bags, which will be available at local retailers beginning July 5th. The new trash bag rate will be $1.35 per 15 gallon bag or $2.70 per 30 gallon bag.

The City Counci...Read on...

Purple Trash Bags
Posted on: June 26, 2015

City Council Approves FY16 Municipal Budget

The Portland City Council voted to approve the FY16 $225 million municipal budget earlier this week with a 5-4 vote. The budget goes into effect on July 5, 2015 (10 days after approval) because it was approved with less than the seven votes required to pa...Read on...

Portland Community Support Fund Amendment
Posted on: May 27, 2015

Enforcement of New Overnight Parking Restrictions on Peninsula Begins June 1st

New overnight parking restrictions for the majority of Peninsula residents is now in effect. Public Services completed the installation of the new street maintenance parking restriction signs on May 1, 2015, and following the culmination of a 30-day grace...Read on...

Posted on: June 12, 2015

Council Set to Vote on Appointment of New City Manager at June 15 Meeting

Mayor Brennan and the City Council are set to vote on the appointment of Portland’s next City Manager during the June 15 Council meeting. Jon P. Jennings, currently the assistant city manager for the city of South Portland, was chosen following a national...Read on...

Posted on: June 10, 2015

City Unveils Second Bike Corral

The City of Portland installed its second bike corral at 58 Market Street yesterday behind the deck of the Thirsty Pig. This is the first corral to be installed since the pilot program last summer to address the increasing need for bicycle parking in the ...Read on...

Bike Corral Application
Posted on: May 7, 2015

Portland Police to Fight Excessive Motorcycle Noise

Every year residents of Portland report being disturbed by motorcycles with excessively loud exhausts, the unnecessary racing of engines, and acceleration. This noise can often be heard inside homes even with the windows closed. While living in an urban a...Read on...

Posted on: May 5, 2015

FootGolf is Back at Riverside Golf Course

FootGolf is back at Riverside Golf Course this year after a trial run last fall. The sport will be offered at Riverside’s South Course all season long on Saturday and Sundays after 3PM. Portland’s golf course is the first one in Maine to offer the sport, ...Read on...

Posted on: April 30, 2015

Sundays on the Boulevard Resumes This Sunday, May 3!

Following a successful inaugural season last year, the second season of Sundays on the Boulevard will start this Sunday, May 3, 2015. Baxter Boulevard, with one of the best views in Portland, will once again be transformed into an urban oasis for bike rid...Read on...

Sundays on the Boulevard
Posted on: April 24, 2015

City Implements New Outdoor Dining Regulations

The City of Portland recently implemented new outdoor dining permit regulations after a year-long review process that involved outreach with restaurateurs who currently hold outdoor dining permits and advocates from the City’s Disability Advisory Committe...Read on...

Outdoor Dining Permit Application
Posted on: April 10, 2015

Unitil Continues Natural Gas System Upgrades in Portland

Unitil, (, a provider of natural gas and electricity to customers in New England, is entering the next phase of its System Upgrade for Reliable Energy (SURE) project and will begin work along commuter roadways in Portland in mid-April. The ...Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2011

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Posted on: October 28, 2011

Website Personalization Now Available!

By clicking “Log In” on the MyPortland bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyDashboard. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and keywords that they’d like to see ...Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2011

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