by Tony Zeli Awareness is growing. Shop local and support the local economy. Yet, every year more and more of us shop online. In fact, Bloomberg has declared that the so-called retail apocalypse – a catch phrase for the closing of retail st... 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?
Friends of Casco Bay’s Executive Director Cathy Ramsdell receives the Experienced Leader Award from the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts for her financial mentoring of the organization… Portland Senator Ben Chipman gets a December trip to California to represent Maine at the National Conference of State Legislatures… Bramhall Square Design Competition receives over a dozen new visions for the public park, stay tuned to see which design is chosen… Benchmark Real Estate hosts annual Four A Cause holiday party at the new Aura on Center St… Dodge the Florist will host an open house on December 13th from 4 to 7 pm… Pandora LaCasse lights up Lincoln Park with her well-known installations… Friends of Casco Bay co-host King Tide Walk through Bayside to see how rising water levels can effect downtown … CoworkHERS opens as Portland’s first female-focused co-working space near City Hall…
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by Tony Zeli Historic Bramhall Square Site of the first federal execution (of Th... Read more
1oth Annual Indie Biz Award Winners Announced Portland Buy Local held its 10th a... Read more
Mary Alice Scott New Portland Buy Local Director Mary Alice Scott is a Portland-... Read more
WEST END AGING IN PLACE Please join us for our SECOND MONDAY EDUCATIONAL SESSION... 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!
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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.