Part I of Max Slabotzky: Holocaust Survivor by Bryer C. Sousa & Autumn Minery During my third year at the University of Maine, I attended a talk by the Holocaust survivor Max Slabotzky which was held at Little Hall, entitled: Personal A... 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?
Harlan Baker hosts wine and cheese fundraiser for short play Gran Via… Neal St neighbors use Fix It Portland to complain about undulating sidewalks… Congress St location of Coffee By Design remodeled and reopened… Coyote seen in the parking lot behind Park Row… West St neighbor digs up and gives away 10-foot lilac bush… Mayor Strimling cuts the ribbon at the reopening of Still the Good Cause thrift shop… Urban Earth Day celebrated with performances and family activities at Congress Square Park… Turkeys are Bayside Bowl league champs… Friends of Shinagawa celebrate Earth Day with Taiko drumming at City Hall… Holly Seeliger is astonished by coffee inflation at Vaughan Street Market… Victoria Mansion celebrates its 75th year as a museum… Tax day gathering at Congress Square Park to rally against military spending… Maine Wildlife Park in Gray reopens for the 2016 season… Contemporary belly dance and classical organ music at First Parish… Nancy Dorrans in NYC sees “Hamilton” twice… Wynne Wirth and the Reiche School Green Team prep the gardens for the removal and reconstruction of the Clark St entrance ramp… Salt Institute will continue as a program of the Maine College of Art… Porcupine statue stolen from Jetpot… Courts rule marijuana legalization back on November ballot… King Middle Athletic Director Duke Madsen wins award for excellence… East End Launch will become the first-ever public motor launch to shuttle folks to boats moored in Casco Bay… One Eye Open Brewing opens this summer in Yeast Bayside and promises to be Portland’s smallest brewery… South Portland gives initial approval for a pesticide ban… Good Cause Thrift Shop reopens as Still the Good Cause… School Board members unanimously endorse Pious Ali for City Council… Rick Ness enjoys an Oscar Tango Tango Oscar by Rising Tide at Otto’s…
A letter asking for support for “Gran Via” and other short plays abo... Read more
WENA Sidewalk Buttlers: First neighborhood association to purchase cigarette rec... Read more
Paul’s: City’s Walkable Downtown Grocer Closes by Jenny Anastasoff Our esteemed... Read more
La Vida Local: Irregular Notes on West End Life by Rosanne Graef, Past President... Read more
Elderly Mainers, Old and New Contribute to Future by Pamela Shaw When I hear peo... 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. Get to know your neighbors with the West End News!
Addiction specialist takes a look at the uncharted territory of increased access to overdose medicat... Read more
The Travel Channel’s Samantha Brown Visits the Maine Governor’s Conference on Tourism by Nancy Dorra... Read more
$2.5 Million for Addiction Treatment Just a Start by Dr. TJ Kozma Back in January, Governor LePage s... Read more
Eclipses and Retrogrades: Perspectives from the Sky for April 2016 by Leo Knighton Tallarico We made... Read more
Hillary Clinton says Travel Changes Minds by Nancy Dorrans If travel can change your life can it als... Read more
AMOS FARM: Getting Started Early by Christian Torp We could all do with more time, unfortunately, I... Read more
by Adam Marletta On April 21, the Portland City Council did what it does best: Listened to ho... Read more
A Reader’s Response to the potential closing of the India Street clinic by Lauren Besanko (Edi... Read more
by Adam Marletta I enjoy eating out in Portland’s exceptional dining scene, and do so frequently. Bu... Read more
by Adam Marletta The release of the long-awaited superhero-crossover, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Ju... Read more
What Diane Russell calls a Leadership PAC is little more than a personal slush fund. by Wells Lyons... Read more
Maine needs a more humane drug policy that should include the life-saving drug naloxone. by Rob Koro... 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.