Congress Square Redesign Study Group
April 24, Rockbridge Capital representatives presented their proposal for Westin Portland Harborview and purchase of a portion of Congress Square Plaza for development of an event facility.
Memorial Day Parade May 27
The city with the American Legion Post 17 will host a Memorial Day parade Monday, May 27 starting at 10:30 AM in Longfellow Square, proceeding down Congress Street, and ending at Monument Square at approximately 11:00am. Speeches will then be made along with a wreath laying ceremony; all should end at approximately Noon.
City Seeks Qualified Developers for Nathan Clifford School
Today, the City of Portland announced that it is seeking qualified development teams for the re-use and redevelopment of the Nathan Clifford School in the Oakdale Neighborhood.
Police Department Launches Public Survey
The Police Department is conducting an online survey
of Portland residents to gauge public perceptions of crime and overall safety throughout the city.
Fire Department Encourages Public to Act FAST
As a part of EMS Week, public encouraged to know the early signs of a stroke.
Traffic Advisory - Middle and Exchange Street 5/18
On Saturday, between the hours of 5:00 AM and 10:00 AM, a crane will be located at the intersection of Middle Street and Exchange Street in order to facilitate some construction work.
Portland Streets Get Upgrades
$3 million of improvements planned for forty streets in the city this construction season.
Municipal Election Results May 14th 2013
for the Municipal election results.
Portland Extends Composting Program
In response to popular demand, Public Services offers products at reduced prices.
City to Host Full-Scale Aircraft Emergency Exercise May 18
Local, county, state and federal agencies to conduct live training exercise at Portland International Jetport.
Traffic Advisory - Spring Street
Starting next week and continuing into the fall, Spring Street in front of the Cumberland County Civic Center will be reduced to one lane in each direction for traffic.
Makeovers in Store along Congress Street
FaÁade Improvement Program announces awards for second round of funding.
New Trash/Recycling Collection Schedule for Holidays
Starting with Memorial Day, May 27th, Public Services Solid Waste crews will collect trash and recycling on the day of the observed holiday.
Fire Department Offers Local Resources for At-Risk Youth
Through its participation in the Juvenile Fire Setting Program, trained firefighters available to work with the public.
Police Department Gets Active Shooter Training
Using latest tactics, police officers go through interactive shooter scenario.
Second Annual Arbor Day Celebration at Portlandís Largest Forested & Open Space
Public invited to learn about the various trees in Evergreen during a guided walk.
Public Invited to Screening of Welcome to Lee Maine & Maine Veterans Panel Discussion
Public welcome to a film screening of Welcome to Lee Maine, which features the impact on a small community after two of its members are killed by IEDs in Iraq.
Portland Recreation & Police Warn of Online Registration Scam
Website claims to offer registration to Portland programming.
Tar Sands Resolution Headed to City Council
Committee endorses resolution opposing the transport of tar sands oil in the proximity of Portlandís natural resources.
Bill Seeks to Make It Easier to Recycle and Dispose of Household Paints
City to testify in support of LD 1308, An Act to Establish a Stewardship Program for Architectural Paint today.
American Chestnuts Come Back to Portland
Planting ceremony celebrates the reintroduction of new disease resistant tree to its natural habitat.
Portland Selected to Join Urban Sustainability Accelerator Program
Portland Selected to Join Urban Sustainability Accelerator Program.
Public Comment Period - Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI)
As a recipient of U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) federal funding entitlements, the City of Portland is required to complete an analysis identifying impediments to fair housing choice in the city. Through April 29th, the Housing and Community Development Division is soliciting public comment in response to the completed analysis and recommended actions.
Portlandís Complete Streets Policy One of the Best in the Nation
City honored for exemplary policy that serves everyone on the road.
Swing into Spring!
Portlandís Riverside Golf Course opens this weekend.
Portland Employee Honored for Contributions to Childrenís Health
Childrenís Oral Health Program Coordinator Kathy Martin receive public health award for her hard work.
Fire Department Study Released Today
Studyís author will present findings at City Council workshop Monday.
Looking for Parking in the Vicinity of Casco Bay Lines?
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.
Police Photography Exhibit at Portland’s City Hall
As a part of the city’s Arts & Equity Initiative, participating police officers
will exhibit photos.
What: Tomorrow, the Arts & Equity Initiative (AEI) will sponsor the second
segment of Thin Blue Lines, a police photography exhibit and community dialogue
at Portland City Hall. Members of the Police Department partnered with local
photographers to capture their lives as police officers through the lens. The
public is invited to view the exhibit and participate in a community dialogue
about police work with the officers and photographers Friday evening. The
exhibit will be open to the public for the next two months. Thin Blue Lines is
sponsored by the Maine Humanities Council, Center for Cultural Exchange and the
City of Portland.
Implemented in Portland in 2007, AEI is a public/private partnership between
the City of Portland and the arts nonprofit Terra Moto. AEI’s work with the
Police Department was conceived to address two challenges identified by the
department –improve the relationship of the staff with the public and improve
departmental morale through the creation of art.
For more information about the project, visit artsandequity.us or call
Who: Local photographers, Dave Wade, Rachel Morales, Jeff Swanson, Rose
Marasco, Kate Philbrick and Marty Pottenger will be joined by Portland Police
photographers Officer Chris Mitchell, Officer Gayle Petty, Detective Mary
Sauschuck, Officer Karl Geib and Officer Victor Cote.
“The calendar project allowed us to create something positive out of Sergeant
Johnsey's death, and when the final product turned out so well, it played an
important part in unifying the department,” stated Officer Karl Geib,
photographer in the exhibit . “I always thought it was funny that people didn't
think about the human side of officers, but this project helps us tell that side
of the story. After my family saw the calendar, they chipped in and bought me an
expensive camera that I've been using ever since."
When: Friday, April 3, 2009
4:30 – 8:00 PM Photography Exhibit
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Community Dialogue
The public can view the photography exhibit while it is on display for the
months of April and May, Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
Where: Portland City Hall
The Arts & Equity Initiative has been made possible with the support of the
Dept. of Multicultural Affairs, City of Portland, with funding from the Nathan
Cummings Foundation, Maine Community Foundation, Animating Democracy/Ford
Foundation and the Center for Cultural Exchange. Arts & Equity Initiative
Director Marty Pottenger, 207 874-8681.
Profits support the Sgt. Johnsey Fund and the work of Terra Moto Inc. Thanks for
Thin Blue Lines
Portland Public Library, March 5th, 2009 about 150 citizens gathered to hear
police officers and detectives and local poets read the poems they wrote for the
Police Poetry & Photography Calendar 2009. Click here
for the video.
Thin Blue Lines is sponsored by the Nathan Cummings Foundation, Maine Humanities
Council, the Center for Cultural Affairs and the City of Portland's
Partners: Portland Public Library and Longfellow Books and the Portland
Police Department, and the Community Television Network
Art At Work/Arts & Equity Initiative -- improving municipal government
through strategic arts projects