News Flash

Posted on: March 29, 2022

City Breaks Ground on New Homeless Services Center

Newsflash 2022

The City of Portland joined today with its partners and community members to break ground on the new Homeless Services Center (HSC) located at 654 Riverside Street. The HSC will provide 208-beds in a modern facility that will transform the way in which th...

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City News
Posted on: January 31, 2022

City & County Soliciting Feedback on Community Housing Needs

News Update

On Tuesday, February 8, at 6:00 PM, the City of Portland and Cumberland County will co-host a public meeting to collect public feedback on reducing homelessness and increasing housing stability.

Cumberland County and the City of Portland have been awarded ...

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Public Health
Posted on: August 6, 2021

Deadline Extended for Community Health Improvement Survey

public health update

The City of Portland’s Public Health Division encourages all those who live, learn, work and play in Portland to complete the 2021 Community Health Improvement Survey. To help ensure as many members of the public as possible share their input, th...

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Public Health
Posted on: August 27, 2021

Barron Center Achieves Five-Star Medicare Rating

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The City of Portland is thrilled to announce that the Barron Center, the City’s 219-bed long-term skilled rehabilitation facility, has earned a five star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. CMS created the Five-Star Quality Ratin...

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Public Health
Posted on: August 19, 2021

New Youth-Led Mural in Woodfords Corner

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For the second consecutive summer, Portland Public Health's Tobacco Prevention team was proud to serve as a host site for Gateway to Opportunity (G2O), a summer program coordinated through Maine Youth Action Network (MYAN). The objective of G2O is to deve...

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Public Health
Posted on: August 5, 2021

Substantial Community Transmission of COVID-19 in Cumberland County

news alert

The City of Portland is alerting the public to the fact that Cumberland County is now listed as having substantial community transmission of COVID-19. Given this, Mayor Kate Snyder and City Manager Jon Jennings are recommending that everyone wear...

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Public Health
Posted on: August 6, 2021

Portland Public Health Launches Community Health Improvement Survey

The City of Portland’s Public Health Division is pleased to announce that it is seeking input for its Community Health Improvement Plan. Portland Public Health invites and encourages all those who live, work, learn, and play in Portland to complete the 20...

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Public Health
Posted on: July 13, 2020

Portland Police Report Spike in Drug Overdoses

NEWS ALERT

There have been seven fatal and 79 non-fatal overdoses since May 1, 2020, with one fatal and nine non-fatal overdoses just in the past week alone. 

“There have historically been upticks in overdoses here in the city at this time of the y...

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Public Health
Posted on: July 7, 2020

City Hires Bob Fowler as New Public Health Director

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is pleased to announce it has hired Bob Fowler as the city’s new Public Health Director after an extensive search and interview process. For the last six years, Fowler served as the Executive Director at Milestone Recovery. ...

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Posted on: June 27, 2020

City Alerts Businesses that COVID-19 Reopening Guidelines Must Be Followed

NEWS ALERT

The City of Portland is reminding businesses that they must follow the State’s COVID-19 reopening guidelines for operation. Following multiple reports of violations from the public, the City will have two code enforcement officers plus the polic...

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Public Health
Posted on: September 19, 2019

City Public Health Officials Warn of Vaping Dangers

As reports of vaping-related illnesses increase, Maine has enacted a law banning vaping on school grounds. On September 19, LD 152 took effect. The statute, “An Act to Prohibit the Possession and Use of Electronic Smoking Devices on School Grou...

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Public Health