Fixing the broken systems that are costing lives

“Please remember that our unhoused community members are humans. They’re part of our community and they’re our neighbors. They deserve compassion. They deserve safety. They deserve advocacy, and they deserve housing,” shared Portland City Councilor Victoria Pelletier at the 2023 Longest Day of Homelessness Sit-in organized by Homeless Voices for Justice. “They deserve resources. They … Read more

Bus keeps food banks stuffed in area communities

SCARBOROUGH — School buses can be seen every weekday bringing South Portland students to and from school and after-school activities, but one bus making its rounds Monday was visiting area schools for a very different purpose. On Monday, Nov. 23, a bus from Custom Coach of Portland traveled to schools in Portland, Scarborough and South … Read more

Holy Cross students provide supplies

Multiple snowstorms forced a delay, but not a stop, to Holy Cross Catholic School’s collection of items for the Preble Street Shelter in Portland and the Animal Refuge League in Westbrook. Representatives from both organizations attended a prayer service Feb. 6 at Holy Cross Church in South Portland for a presentation by students who led … Read more

Arundel couple collects, donates winter socks to teen center

ARUNDEL – It was a raw, cold night when Kirstan and Charlie Watson went to the Preble Street Teen Center in Portland to drop off donated coats. On such a cold night, the Arundel couple was struck by the homeless youth at the center. "These are young people, children really, who are surviving living on … Read more

Scouts fill stockings for homeless

For the past three years, Girl Scout Troop 1714, of Portland, has dedicated its community service outreach to providing a helping hand for homeless teenagers in the city – a topic that all of the Troop members are concerned about. Each year, the troop makes St. Valentines Day gifts, conducts clothing drives and donates "pocket … Read more

Radio station helps "stuff the bus" for Preble Street

Portland, MAINE(NEWS CENTER) — A radio station is hoping to help Preble Street get through part of the winter through its "Stuff the Bus" campaign. Since Friday the hosts from Rewind 100.9 have been collecting non-perishable items and monetary donations from schools and shoppers outside area grocery stores. Wednesday was the final collection day, with … Read more

Radio station, students help needy for holidays

PORTLAND, Maine -On average, one in six Mainers use a local food pantry or relief agency for help with hunger. It’s an alarming statistic that drives many of us to support local efforts to make sure our neighbors don’t miss out on a special meal, like Thanksgiving. They came, they saw and they stuffed a … Read more

SoPo radio host headlines annual food drive

SOUTH PORTLAND – The annual 100.9 Stuff the Bus Food Drive, which is headlined by local radio host Chuck Igo, kicks off this week. Between Nov. 21 and Nov. 26, hundreds of students from schools in South Portland, Cape Elizabeth and Scarborough, along with community volunteers, will help radio station stuff a bus to feed … Read more

Portland Time and Temperature sign works for city

… Take the postcard-perfect sunset that served as a backdrop for "EAT OTTO." The message connoted the five-year anniversary for Otto’s Pizza, which may have raised a few eyebrows considering Otto’s is a for-profit business and normally would be ineligible for sign status. But that changed via what Bergeron calls a "work-around": In exchange for … Read more

Girl Scout Troop 1714 lends hand to teen center

Members of Girl Scout Troop 1714 held a teen clothing drive to benefit the Preble Street Teen Center. Members delivered donations to the center staff earlier this month. The girls were completing their Bronze Award project.6-17-14-girl-scouts-free Elise Boysun, volunteer manager at the center, joined Kristin Doneski, teen center supervisor; Greg Perchik, teen services coordinator; and … Read more