A New Monthly Column on Addiction and Recovery by Dr. TJ Kozma It’s about time that the epidemic of opiate addiction is front-page news in Portland. Maine has been at the epicenter of opiate addiction for the last 20 years, but it’s getting... Read more
The West End News (WEN) is known for popular features such as “The Daily Dumpster,” a gossip column served as Portland’s Twitter before social media. Readers also enjoy the “Cartoon Map” and “The West End News Reader Photo.” Over the years, WEN has become a well-regarded source for micro-local news coverage. This is due largely to Ed The West End News founder and former owner. Who knows where the next scoop will come from?
Jump Into the Dumpster – Where We Throw All the Stuff We Don’t Know What To Do With
Nancy Dorrans volunteers at Loon Mountain as a ski coach for New England Disabled Sports… Team Thibodeau member Eamonn Dundon supports Chris Christie… Hula hoopers spotted on a cold February afternoon in Congress Square… Chellie Pingree wants to exempt sea urchins and sea cucumbers from federal inspections… Rachel Horton White leaves position as Director of the Parkside Neighborhood Center to be an intuitive consultant… Luke deNatale swing dances at the Mechanics Hall… Max from Houlton is the new field director for the Maine Senate Democratic Campaign Committee… Optimal Self Gym celebrates its two-year anniversary… Spencer Thibodeau announces safety improvements for street crossings on Brackett and Clark coming soon…
Pedestrian Safety by Luke deNatale A number of West End residents are concerned... Read more
La Vida Local: Irregular Notes on West End Life Today’s Topic: I Hereby Re... Read more
by Jenny Anastasoff Our esteemed publisher has deemed me the Local Newshound i... Read more
La Vida Local Irregular Notes on West End Life by Rosanne Graef, Past President... Read more
by Jenny Anastasoff Have you ever had that sense, walking through the West End o... Read more
Casco Bay High School and King Middle School have been named among 14 newly ‘Cre... Read more
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.
AMOS FARM: Compost II by Christian Torp I said we had to work on the environment because it is now o... Read more
Perspectives from the Sky – February 2016 Astrology Forecast by Leo Knighton Tallarico As we e... Read more
by Marilyn Miller “Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas... Read more
by Nancy Dorrans Travel and skiing, have transformed and enriched my life in many ways. Both release... Read more
by Leo Knighton Tallarico It should be obvious to all who are tuned in, that our world is going thro... Read more
LePage’s Words Aren’t Just Irresponsible, They’re Illegal by Wells Lyons “I tell ya, everybody in Ma... Read more
Comedian Sam Pelletier Has Got the Feels for Bernie Originally published on September 3, 2015. Worki... Read more
By Adam Marletta Seven years after Wall Street’s debauched binge of speculator fraud wiped out... Read more
By Adam Marletta Historian, Howard Zinn once wrote, “If the gods had intended us to vote they would... Read more
I was entertained by Adam Marletta’s response to my column about President’s Obama... Read more
Police Beat In the early morning hours of Tuesday, February 9th, several individuals were involved in a fight that ended with two men receiving knife wounds. After being stabbed, the two men fled the fight, which was in the vicinity of 132 Marginal Way. They eventually... Read more
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.