Most India Street clinic services remain under City control until June 2017. City Council approves $236 million budget. The Portland City Council approved the municipal budget at its May 16th meeting. The India Street clinic faces a transit... 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?
School Board approves Xavier Botana from Indiana as the next superintendent… Portland Protectors introduce their Bee Safe yard signs at the March Against Monsanto… City eliminates Assistant Bike-Ped Coordinator position and celebrates National Bike to Work Day in Monument Square… West End resident Mel May makes headlines by capturing city workers mixing trash with recyclables… Portland Public Schools named Confucius Classroom and will expand Mandarin classes at Deering and Casco Bay high schools… Christine McHale and out of town guests from the Midwest, Rod and Greg, are the first to sit on the patio at Becky’s this Spring… ServiceWorks volunteers Ron and Ryan turn over the soil for soon to be installed pollinator gardens on York St… Mayor Ethan Strimling rappels down One City Center… Congress Square Redesign Project selected to receive $25,000 NEA Our Town grant… Portland High wins grant to start a steel drum band… Emily Cain and entourage enjoy lunch at Little Tap House before the Democratic State Convention… Circus Maine performs for Worker Appreciation Day… Portland’s newest alt paper WTF hits shelves… India Street patient David Jon Timm collects over 2100 petition signatures calling on the Council to save the clinic… City switches to organic herbicides over chemical Roundup on downtown streets and sidewalks… March to save India Street Clinic starts at Lincoln Park former site of Occupy Maine… Spring arrives as Portland Little League starts their 2016 season…
Community discussion on housing crisis will be held on May 25th from 5:30 p.m.... Read more
Reiche swimming lessons by Bridget Chase The West End is fortunate to be home to... Read more
Portland Thrift Shop Grand Reopening by Tony Zeli They have a slogan at this Por... Read more
May Day Starts New Season at Congress Square Park by Tony Zeli On May 1st, Frien... Read more
The story of how West End jewelry designer Patricia Daunis became known around t... 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!
Small business goals are important, but… by Marilyn Miller ‘Sal, we gotta go and never stop go... Read more
MY STORY English-language learners from Portland Adult Education share their stories in their words.... Read more
The Amos Farm: Intensive Gardening by Christian Torp Consider the wastes incidental to the crowding... Read more
Take a trip with Maine Festival Chorus to NYC! by Nancy Dorrans How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Ask... Read more
Perspectives from the Sky: Astrological Forecast for May 2016 by Leo Knighton Tallarico We move into... Read more
Addiction specialist takes a look at the uncharted territory of increased access to overdose medicat... Read more
Housing Committee Must Act to Mitigate the Housing Crisis by Tony Zeli Two contrasting meetings held... Read more
How To Take Down Governor LePage by Wells Lyons When Governor LePage can’t seem to go a day without... Read more
Closing of India Street Shows Need for Single-Payer Health Care by Adam Marletta On April 21, the Po... 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
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.