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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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School Bond Review Committee

City Council Creates Special Committee on Elementary School Bond On July 6th the City Council voted to create a new committee. Its purpose is to study a $70.6 million school bond proposal. The proposed bond would pay for renovations at Pres... 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!



Anthony ZeliTony 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.

The West End News is owned and operated by Zeli Enterprises, LLC. /// Webmaster: Avenue Media, LLC