POLICE BEAT Woman Assaulted While Walking in West End A man assaulted a 22-year-old Portland woman while she was walking on Brackett Street near Pine Street on Thursday night, January 12th, around 8 p.m. She fought off the attacker by screa... Read more
The West End News (WEN) is Portland’s neighborhood paper. It is known for popular features such as “The Daily Dumpster,” a gossip column that has served as Portland’s Twitter-like feed before anyone was on social media. Readers also enjoy the “Overheard in Portland Map” and “The West End News Reader Photo.” Over the years, WEN has become a well-regarded source for micro-local news coverage. Who knows where the next scoop will come from?
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Former Green Party candidates Tom MacMillan and Seth Baker leave the Greens to join the Socialist Party USA… Congresswoman Chellie Pingree announces at NAACP MLK Dinner that she will not attend Donald Trump’s inauguration … Health care rally draws hundreds and closes down Congress Street in front of City Hall… Bill proposed in Augusta to make it easier to own pet hedgehogs… Rusty patched bumble bee placed on endangered species list… Council will look into renaming Franklin Arterial as Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard… Over 500 join Muslim-owned business buy-in… Bramhall Pub issues a password to unlock all-night happy hour… Mayor Strimling calls for a comprehensive loophole-free synthetic pesticide ordinance… City Treasury Office will open a half-hour earlier from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m daily… Madawaska marching band will perform at the presidential inauguration… OLS marks their 5th anniversary of being a non-profit…
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The West End News (WEN) is a free independent community newspaper published monthly in Portland, Maine, since 2001. WEN covers local news, incubates new talent, and provides affordable advertising for local businesses. Get to know your neighbors with the West End News!
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Tony Zeli is owner, publisher and editor of the West End News. He seeks to build a grassroots newspaper, where community members can share their stories, debate controversial issues, and envision a future for their neighborhood together.
Tony’s background in labor rights, environmental health and interfaith organizing informs his view on the world. Positive community impact is his number one goal.