Title

"Edge" piece on Portland city councilor Charlie Harlow's popularity among local

Authors

Allen Dammann

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

12-24-1998

Pages

18, 19

Abstract

"Edge" piece on Portland city councilor Charlie Harlow's popularity among local youth, which may ultimately guarantee the success of a teen center being proposed by the city council. In November, Portland officials announced they were considering the purchase of the former Raoul's nightclub on Forest Avenue for the center. Then, on Dec. 16, news broke that Raoul's had been dropped as a prospective site. The city is now negotiating the purchase of a substantially larger facility, rumored to be the old Deering Ice Cream plant off Read Street. In addition to an indoor skateboarding arena, new proposals also include a coffee shop, a computer room and pool tables. Even though teens were involved in planning the center, some remain suspicious, perhaps because the new site may also house a senior citizen center and a community policing center.

Subjects

Youth centers -- Portland, Charles W Harlow

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