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Portage board to buy new mailboxes for Stone Avenue residents

PORTAGE | Ninety-nine residents along Stone Avenue will be getting new mailboxes thanks to the city.

April 10, 2014 1:03 pm

Portage may revamp tag day requirements

PORTAGE | The city may be restricting groups using street corners to collect money for charitable causes.

April 08, 2014 5:59 pm

Portage's University Center to be 're-missioned'

PORTAGE | The University Center will soon no longer be the University Center.

April 05, 2014 7:58 pm

MonoSol officials: Portage deal wasn't best offered

PORTAGE | Even though the City Council went through a couple of battle rounds Tuesday night before deciding 6-1 to grant an abatement to MonoSol LLC, there's still no guarantee the company will locate here.

April 02, 2014 5:11 pm

Commission approves $100,000 grant to Portage schools

PORTAGE | The Portage Redevelopment Commission this week approved a grant, giving the Portage Township Schools $100,000.

March 28, 2014 12:45 pm

Future of Portage's U.S. 20 corridor unveiled

PORTAGE | Consultants unveiled what the U.S. 20 corridor could look like in the future Wednesday.

March 27, 2014 11:30 am

Portage council opposes proposed water rate hike

PORTAGE | The Portage City Council has gone on record opposing a proposed 17.2 percent increase in Indiana American Water rates.

March 05, 2014 7:02 pm

Portage council overrides mayor's veto of gay marriage resolution

PORTAGE | The City Council on Tuesday voted to override Mayor James Snyder's pocket veto of a resolution regarding a proposed state constitutional amendment involving the definition of marriage.

March 05, 2014 5:11 pm

Portage commission to hire planning staff despite objections

PORTAGE | The city's Department of Community Development will get a new staffer, despite objections from a couple of officials.

March 04, 2014 12:00 am

Mystery company could be setting sights on Portage

PORTAGE | The city's Redevelopment Commission this week approved the sale of up to 43 acres at the Northside Business Park to an unnamed company.

February 27, 2014 3:30 pm
MARC CHASE: An embrace worth a thousand words

MARC CHASE: An embrace worth a thousand words

If pictures truly say a thousand words, a photo from Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson's State of the City address last week should generate enough verbiage to fill this column — and region political reform advocates — with hope.

February 25, 2014 12:00 am Photos


Snyder: 2014 year of construction and customer service

Snyder: 2014 year of construction and customer service

PORTAGE | Mayor James Snyder told a crowd gathered Thursday afternoon to hear his annual State of the City address that 2014 would be a year of construction and communication.

February 20, 2014 6:45 pm Photos


RICH JAMES: Portage City Council owes Snyder an apology

RICH JAMES: Portage City Council owes Snyder an apology

It seems the controversy dogging Portage Mayor James Snyder’s decision to send snowplows into Gary a few weeks back just won’t go away.

February 19, 2014 12:00 am

Portage mayor to present State of City address three times

PORTAGE | Mayor James Snyder will present his State of the City address three times on Thursday.

February 17, 2014 5:16 pm

Some $2 million will be diverted for utility projects

PORTAGE | The Utility Services Board will divert some $2 million it's been holding onto for the Central Avenue project in Portage to address more immediate concerns.

February 12, 2014 3:21 pm
Two new Portage police officers take oaths

Two new Portage police officers take oaths

PORTAGE | The Portage Police Department welcomed its two newest rookies Tuesday morning.

February 11, 2014 7:20 pm

Portage moves to electronic payroll system

PORTAGE | The Board of Works on Tuesday approved moving city employees to an electronic payroll system.

February 11, 2014 7:05 pm

Portage ends 2013 in the black

PORTAGE | Portage ended 2013 in the black, able to build on its cash reserve, but officials say its no time to go on a spending spree.

February 10, 2014 12:15 am

Portage council's attorney says mayor acted beyond powers

PORTAGE | Mayor James Snyder acted beyond the powers of his office by sending snow plows to neighboring Gary, according to a legal opinion rendered by the City Council's attorney.

February 06, 2014 6:15 pm

Portage mayor, council in showdown over HJR3

PORTAGE | A proposed amendment to the state constitution likely will cause a showdown between the Portage City Council and Mayor James Snyder.

February 05, 2014 5:25 pm
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