Category Archives: Meetings

2018 DCNA Annual Meeting

Deering Center Community Church

The 2018 Annual Meeting of the DCNA will take place on Monday, December 10 from 7-9 pm at the Deering Center Community Church at 4 Brentwood Street.

Please bring a canned food item for the Wayside kitchen pantry that supports the community dinners.

Please join us!


City Proposes to Move Homeless Shelter to Barron Center



map from Portland Press Herald posted June 21, 2018

As reported in the Portland Press Herald, Portland officials are recommending that a 200-bed homeless service center be built on a parcel of city-owned land at the Barron Center campus on Brighton Avenue.

There is a Health and Human Services and Public Safety committee meeting on Tuesday June 26  from 5:30 – 8 in Room 24 (basement)  Room Change: this meeting has been moved to Council Chambers on the Second Floor – of City Hall for a preliminary discussion. This meeting is open to the public.

A public hearing on the recommendation has been scheduled for July 10 from 5:30 – 8 in room 209, City Hall.

Neighborhood Meeting With District Councilors: Parking on Stevens Ave

ParkingRestrictionsZone12_11X17_V2 (1)-page-0There will be a neighborhood meeting on the proposed parking changes along Stevens Ave (from New Street to Morrill’s Corner) and the entrance to Evergreen Cemetery.


Tuesday, February 16, 2016
7:00 pm
Hannaford Hall (Room 109)
Pharmacy Building, UNE
716 Stevens Ave.


City Councilors Costa (District 4) and Brenerman (District 5)  will be there.  If you are unable to attend, you may send/email comments to Mike Murray, assistant to the city manager, 389 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101 or

Parking Restrictions Zone Map (pdf)

DCNA 2015 Annual Meeting: December 7th at 7:00 pm

Deering Center Community Church

Deering Center Community Church

It is time again for our Annual Meeting!

Monday, December 7th, 2015

7:00 – 9:00 pm

Deering Center Community Church

4 Brentwood Street

Please bring a canned good or non-perishable item to donate to the DCCC food bank!

food drive

City of Portland Annual District Meetings

city sealAnnual District Meetings to Discuss City Issues to be Held in November

Deering Center residents live in parts of Districts 3, 4, and 5, but are welcome to attend any of the following meetings (listed by district and not by date – be sure to check the times and locations, District 5 is up first on Nov. 5th) 

District 3

Hosted by Councilor Ed Suslovic
Wednesday November 18, 2015 @ 7:00 PM
Italian Heritage Center
40 Westland Avenue

District 4

Hosted by Councilor Justin Costa
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 @ 7:00 PM
Ocean Avenue Elementary School
150 Ocean Avenue

District 5

Hosted by Councilor David Brenerman
Thursday, November 5, 2015 @ 7:00 PM
Deering High School
370 Stevens Avenue

DCNA Public Meeting: McAuley Place Development Update

Deering Center Community Church

Deering Center Community Church

DCNA Public Meeting

Tuesday, June 30th 7-9 pm

Deering Center Community Church, 4 Brentwood Street 

At the City Council meeting of June 15, the Council voted to postpone the decision on a zone change for the proposed McAuley Place Development at 605 Stevens Ave (aka The Motherhouse Property). The council will revisit the issue and take up the vote at its next meeting on July 6th.

In advance of that vote, the DCNA would like to extend an invitation to all neighbors and friends to learn more about the proposed development and to review the public process thus far. All are welcome.

McAuley Place Development: Next step, Portland City Council

A conceptual sketch shows how the current site of Catharine McAuley High School and a former convent could become home to housing marketed to hundreds of people 55 and older in Portland.

A conceptual sketch from the City of Portland Planning Report on the proposed development of McAuley Place

Following the Planning Board’s May 12  recommendation to proceed with the redevelopment of McAuley place at 605 Stevens Ave, the process now moves on to the zoning change from R5 to R5A, which will be taken under consideration for approval by the City Council as outlined below.  Please mark these dates if you plan to attend and add public commentary.  If you cannot attend, comments can be sent to Jean Fraser in the Planning Department by Wednesday June 10th for inclusion in the informational packet provided to councilors.

Timetable for City Council consideration:

Monday, June 1 2015 (usually 7pm):  First reading (this is a “noticing” meeting and no one speaks at the first readings).  However, the agenda for this meeting will have the CC Report in it and it will be on the web-site the Friday before the meeting.

Monday, June 15, 2015 (usually 7pm):  Second reading (also known as the hearing)-   the City Council would vote at this meeting on whether to approve or not the proposed zoning amendments. The Agenda and the Report will also be on the City’s website the Friday before the meeting. Public comments would be taken at this meeting.

*Please note that it is possible that the item could be postponed from June 15th and that would be a decision of the Council and they would vote on any postponement.*

Information about the City Council can be found at this link: