Posts Tagged ‘Portland’

Fernando Martinez, 19, recently renewed his status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, allowing him to continue working in the United States and studying at the University of Southern Maine.

How Trump’s threats have struck fear in a Portland immigrant trying to make good

By Jake Bleiberg on June 24, 2017, at 8:28 a.m.
“So many people just have this mindset that if someone is an illegal immigrant they’ve done something bad. Instead of making assumptions, [I wanted them to] hear the story from someone who’s lived it.”
John Hinck said this week he will run to keep his current seat on the City Council

A city councilor will fight to keep his seat after a failed Senate bid

By Jake Bleiberg on June 30, 2016, at 5:40 p.m.
Jon Hinck will run against Pious Ali for the at-large council seat that he had considered giving up when he tried to enter the three-way Democratic primary for the state Senate.
Three of four partners at Overlook, a new cooperative film production space on Brackett Street in Portland, work together late Wednesday night to get their studio and screening room ready for an open house on Friday. From left are, Jay Brown, Jeffrey Griecci and Alex Coppola.

Portland film producers create ‘Overlook,’ a new filmmaking venture

By Troy R. Bennett on June 30, 2016, at 11:33 a.m.
“With the high costs of Portland — and it’s on the rise still — it’s definitely nice to share the financial burden with three other people.”

Here are your 3 favorite designs in our Portland flag contest. It’s time to pick the winner

By Dan MacLeod on June 27, 2016, at 2:20 p.m.
Hagi Hagi, a refugee from Somalia, waves a flag after becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen in a ceremony at City Hall in  Portland on Friday. A group of 22 refugees become new Americans in advance of World Refugee Day on Monday.

22 refugees from around the world become American citizens in Portland ceremony

By Troy R. Bennett on June 17, 2016, at 6 p.m.
Refugees from nine countries took the oath of allegiance and became Maine’s newest Americans in a ceremony at City Hall.

Hockey teams already inquiring about move to Portland after news of Pirates departure, according to a report

By Seth Koenig on May 05, 2016, at 1:37 p.m.
WCSH TV’s Lee Goldberg, who broke the news the Pirates are leaving, has since reported that other hockey teams have expressed interest.

This is what you can do to fight against sexual violence

By Kaylee Wolfe on April 04, 2016, at 8:52 a.m.
Systemic issues can’t be solved by targeted responses that treat every instance as an isolated case.

Portland was once a sketchier town. Here’s why some people miss that era

By Seth Koenig on March 28, 2016, at 5:31 p.m.
The Red Light District Era had its danger and drugs, but there was also a camaraderie among Portlanders trying to get by.

Portland shooting victim’s sister to killer: ‘Turn yourself in’

By Seth Koenig on March 17, 2016, at 7:25 p.m.
Police say they’re receiving new tips on the case.
61 Grant St., Portland

Report: Class action lawsuit alleges Portland landlord stole security deposits

By Seth Koenig on March 16, 2016, at 3:19 p.m.
“The power relationship between the landlords and the tenants is currently favoring the landlords even more than normal.”
Roxann White, center, talks to reporters, Portland Codes Enforcement Officer Chuck Fagone and Portland Fire Capt. David Petruccelli, right, outside the 188 Dartmouth St. residence where she rented space in this 2014 CBS 13 file photo. White and her landlord at the time traded accusations about who was to blame for the substandard living conditions at the site. The tenants ultimately agreed to move out, in part, because they said they couldn't afford to argue their case in court.

Here’s a way to resolve landlord-tenant issues in Portland before they get out of hand

By Regan A. Sweeney on March 09, 2016, at 8:42 a.m.
The city should form a commission to address landlord-tenant issues.
Portland Police Chief Michael Sauschuck

Portland police are using a new tactic to address the drug crisis

By Seth Koenig on Feb. 26, 2016, at 9:19 a.m.
“The way that we’d been doing it forever simply doesn’t work.”
Portland City Councilor Ed Suslovic, right, presents the Portland city flag to a representative of the Russian sister city of Arkhangelsk in this 2007 photo posted by the city's Archangel Committee.

Support builds to adopt new city flag in Portland

By Seth Koenig on Feb. 23, 2016, at 2:22 p.m.
“I think it’s an opportunity to expand our brand and generate more of a sense of community.”
A sign declares space available in a vacant lot at the corner of Kennebec and Chestnut Streets in Portland's Bayside neighborhood in this file photo.

How to understand the battle between developers and opponents in Portland

By Seth Koenig on Feb. 16, 2016, at 11:29 a.m.
Supporters and opponents of recent major projects seem to agree that the city’s development guidelines need to be overhauled.
The Williston-West Church on Thomas Street in Portland's upscale West End was at the center of a development controversy.

6 recent Portland proposals that were fought through lawsuits or referendums

By Seth Koenig on Feb. 16, 2016, at 11:20 a.m.
They’re processes some city officials and developers have lamented as expensive and time-consuming deterrents, but which project opponents claim are necessary to protect the scale and character of Portland.
Sister Edward Mary Kelleher cheers on the Catherine McAuley High School basketball team on Friday night in Portland. The team dedicated their season to Kelleher, who headed the all-girl school for 30 years.

Catholic school breaking ties with the church, but keeping its nun

By Troy R. Bennett on Feb. 04, 2016, at 9:34 a.m.
To show its appreciation for her continuing efforts and dedication, the basketball team, which has won multiple state titles in the last decade, has dedicated its season to Kelleher
Pigeon, a street artist also known as Orson Horchler, pastes a copy of a charcoal drawing he made of his Portland neighbor on a column outside the Maine Historical Society on Congress Street on Monday as part of the art exhibition "400 Years of New Mainers" opening Friday. Horchler said he hopes his pictures will spark conversations that will carry over inside the museum.

He challenges the definition of ‘Mainer.’ People have threatened to use his art for target shooting

By Troy R. Bennett on Feb. 03, 2016, at 3:37 p.m.
His goal is to get people to react — to talk about the issues of race, class and belonging.
Developers from the Florida-based Federated Cos. in March turned in this depiction of what the latest version of their proposed Midtown project would look like in the context of Portland's Bayside neighborhood.

Portland wants another 15,000 people by 2030. What do its residents want?

By Seth Koenig on Jan. 11, 2016, at 6:56 a.m.
The city is distributing an electronic survey to ask the public whether Portland should stay the course that stakeholders plotted in its last comprehensive plan.
Roger Goodoak (right), a 14-year Navy veteran, readies a box of hats outside the Oxford Street Shelter in Portland with son Kevin, 16. Goodoak prowls city streets twice a day in search of homeless veterans to assist.

It looks like there are more homeless veterans in Maine. But the numbers don’t tell the whole story

By Seth Koenig on Dec. 31, 2015, at 8:15 a.m.
“It’s very difficult right now to find homeless veterans on the streets.”
Salvage BBQ in Portland, including chicken, ribs, pork, squash and cole slaw.

These 4 charts show Portland’s emergence as a culinary destination

By Seth Koenig on Dec. 26, 2015, at 8:44 a.m.
Instead of market saturation, Greater Portland’s restaurant explosion seems instead to be creating a multiplier effect.