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Jeff Tarling stands beside an oak tree in Kennedy Park in November, 2021. Tarling will retire at the end of January after 34 years as the city's arborist. (Portland Phoenix/Jim Neuger)

He speaks for the trees: Portland city arborist Jeff Tarling to retire after 34...

It would have taken two or three more careers for Jeff Tarling to get everything done that he wanted to, the city arborist said...
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Council slated to vote on Roux Institute zoning requests

The City Council is expected to vote on a handful of zoning requests for the Roux Institute campus development at their next meeting on...
A Black Student Union meeting at Casco Bay High School during the winter of the 2022-23 school year. (Portland Phoenix/Noemia Nzolameso)

Black Student Unions push to connect Portland students to historically Black colleges

Black Student Unions, or BSUs, in all three public high schools in the Portland district have been pushing lately to connect more students to...
A crooked sign for Allen's Corner stands at the intersection of Washington and Allen Avenues in Portland. The neighborhood has long catered to automotive travel between Portland and Falmouth, but some residents have lately pushed for more neighborly development. (Portland Phoenix/Evan Edmonds)

North Deering has the Corner on ugly: Neighbors seek change at neglected intersection

Chock-full of shopping centers, office parks and chain stores, Allen’s Corner has all the feel of a neighborhood made for people driving cars. A...

Portland gets $2.1 million for waterfront park

The City of Portland received $2.1 million in federal funding for an open space project on the eastern waterfront. The project, known as Portland Harbor...
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Portland Fish Exchange boards weigh governance change

Hoping to find a solution to recent financial hardships, Portland Fish Exchange officials discussed a single-governance model that would govern both the fish auction...
Photo taken at official opening of the University of Maine School of Law’s new headquarters in Portland’s Old Port. Jan. 12, 2023. (Portland Phoenix/Jim Neuger)

Maine Law School finds a new home in the Old Port

The University of Maine School of Law’s highest-profile graduate, Gov. Janet Mills, returned to her legal alma mater on Thursday, Jan. 12, to help...

Portland library close to hiring next executive director

The search committee for the next executive director for the Portland Public Library hopes to announce the next leader for Maine’s biggest library in...

City manager job posting to include pay raise, racial equity recommendations

While planning to post Portland’s city manager job this week, a search committee conducting the process will launch a public survey to help guide...
Maine House Speaker Rachel Talbot Ross in the House chamber in Augusta. Dec. 22, 2022. (Portland Phoenix/Jim Neuger)

House Speaker Rachel Talbot Ross to focus on civil rights, equitable growth, building relationships

Though she’s lived almost all her life in Portland, Rachel Talbot Ross has a foot in both of Maine’s Congressional districts. Her father, Gerald Talbot,...