La Vida Local: Irregular Notes on West End Life Americold Neighborhood Meeting Announced by Rosanne Graef, Past President – WENA UPDATE: Due to weather, the neighborhood meeting on Americold development on the waterfront is reschedule... 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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Maine Airbnb hosts earn $26 million in 2016… Portland hosts 51,241 Airbnb guests… Fernleaf Bakery makes Best of Maine 10 best bakeries in Maine… Health Care is a Human Right Coalition leads march to Susan Collins downtown office to defend the ACA… Fresh Approach celebrates 25 years serving the West End… Chase the Chill warms up Valentine’s Day with free volunteer knitted hats, gloves and scarfs… Snowy Monday causes METRO to suspend service… Wendy Stanley wins One Longfellow Square Night Out raffle… Figgy’s takes a winter break and reopens March 6… Jetport sets all-time record with 1.78 million passengers in 2016… Reader reports Adam Marletta to the FBI for seditious writing… Students from Deering and Portland high schools hold unity events to show solidarity with students from Casco Bay High School after a racially biased assault… Portland Trails launches new mobile trail map with geo-location… Michael Brennan attends new Portland Food Council community party at Fork Food Lab… Masaya Nakamura known as the Father of Pac-Man dies at age of 91…
2017 BikeMaine Route The Bicycle Coalition of Maine revealed the 5th annual Bike... Read more
Window Inserts for the Community Window Dressers Community Build Program Offers... Read more
PORTLAND WINTER FARMERS’ MARKET by Jenn Thompson Amidst the ice and wind, you wi... Read more
The Spotted Turtle Gets Some Help from Noble Middle School LEGO League Team by T... Read more
Congress Square Park Needs Your Ideas by Bree LaCasse, FoCSP Happy New Year from... 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!
Top Tips – ‘Selling Season’ Is there a ‘selling season’ or an ideal time to list and sell your home?... Read more
From Maine to DC We got they-ah from he-ah! Nancy charters a bus to the Women’s March by Nancy Dorra... Read more
by Luke deNatale and Tony Zeli Many struggle in Maine’s economy, but is it particularly difficult fo... Read more
The Landscaping Business: Plants, Engineering, Marketing, and More PelotonPosts is a monthly intervi... Read more
MY STORY: English language learners from Portland Adult Education share their story in their own wor... Read more
The Spiritual Side Wisdom and Her Ways of Pleasantness by Rick Ness In previous articles, I have wri... Read more
Perspectives from the Sky: Astrological Forecast February 2017 PLANETARY STORMS by Leo Knighton Tall... Read more
The Plight of Millennials by Luke deNatale and Tony Zeli No one ever said it was easy being young. P... Read more
Letter to the Editor Americold Not Acting Neighborly Americold’s request to alter zoning restriction... Read more
The War of Words What happens when the meme writers strike? by Sam Pelletier Negotiations Fail Salar... Read more
Yes We Can! A Strong Pesticide Ordinance for Portland by Bridget Chase In January, Portland’s Pestic... Read more
What’s the Matter with Calais? by Sam Pelletier After almost two months it’s probably not a ba... 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.