All posts by Jake Bleiberg

Abdi Ali gets bail

Good evening and happy Friday from the BDN Portland office on Congress Street. Tonight the alewives are running thick; police make an arrest in the Preble Street shooting; and we’ve got the a run down of the best dining decks in the area. What we’re talking about “I’m happy, man, and I’m blessed.”— Those were […]

The ships are coming in.

Good evening from the BDN Portland office on Congress Street. Tonight Grandeur of the Seas comes to town; we’ve got BBQ tips; and a former employee alleges racism at USM. What we’re talking about Barbecue tips from SoPo’s hottest chefs — It’s June 1st. Time to fire up the barbe. Don’t have one? Good. The […]

Check for ticks

Good evening from the BDN Portland office on Congress Street. Tonight Maine’s ‘blue law’ endures; a police officer is cleared in a suit over arresting a former officer; and there have been two more cases of a tick-borne disease. What we’re talking about No shopping on Christmas — The legislature has failed to override Gov. […]

Mayhew’s exit

Good evening from the BDN Portland office on Congress Street. Tonight DHHS Commissioner Mary Mayhew is out; the Black Lives Matter protester won’t face charges; and a red tide has rolled in. What we’re talking about Mayhew is out — Mary Mayhew, who has served as Maine commissioner of Health and Human Services since the […]

Unconstitutional

Good evening from the BDN Portland office on Congress Street. Tonight the state supreme court rules ranked-choice voting unconstitutional; a judge has ordered local media to hand over recordings related to the Sanborn murder case; and we’re frying crabs. What we’re talking about Ranked-choice voting unconstitutional — Maine’s supreme court said Tuesday that the state’s […]

Pizza. Sweet, sweet pizza.

  Good evening from the BDN Portland office on Congress Street. Tonight there’s a new pizza joint in town; you can dig your own hole in the cemetery; and state officials back waterfront cold storage. What we’re talking about Wood-fired pizza bar three years in the making, to open —State Theatre has a new, tasty […]