The unofficial Portland primary results are in. The Portland primary results are in. The most hotly contested race was for State Senate District 27 (West End, Parkside, East End, East Deering and Back Bay neighborhoods). Former Senate Presi... 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?
Manager Charlie Mitchell and owner Justin Alfond celebrate six years of bowling downtown at Bayside Bowl… Rogue arborist spotted trimming lilacs without permission in the West End… Harlan Baker joins the Portfringe lineup with two short plays… Peter Hall holds annual Summer Solstice Party… City’s Environmental Health & Safety Program Manager Michael Russell selected to head new Department of Permitting & Inspections… City sells $2.3 million in real estate to advance Bayside’s Midtown Project… WGAN host Mike Violette leaves station after 12 years… Jessica Lockhart returns to WMPG after 14 years to be Program Director… Grace owner Anne Verrill says assault rifle owners can eat somewhere else… Spanish team #123 Tales II captures the 2016 Atlantic Cup in Portland Harbor… Little Jamaica food cart trucks up to Point Sebago for Reggae Fest… Steven Scharf snaps a photo of Holly Seeliger using her smartphone during a School Board meeting… Nancy Dorrans’ bike stolen from inside her car… Foley’s Bakery one of 500 small businesses that support raising the minimum wage… Urban design firm WRT of Philadelphia selected as the design team for the Congress Square Redesign… Holy Donut sells out on National Donut Day… Christopher Branch, former public works director in Lewiston, selected to head Portland’s Public Works Dept… Presumpscot second-graders plant a pollinator garden… Former mayor Michael Brennan takes a job with Common Dreams… Tall ship El Galeon returns for two-week visit… King Middle School students compete in National Underwater Robotics competition…
Newsy Musings Resurgam – The Movies Return by Jenny Anastasoff The Movies return... Read more
To run Congress Square Park dozens of volunteers and community input are needed.... 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 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!
When small business owners don’t get paid, it can get personal! by Marilyn Miller “Trusting so... Read more
The Amos Farm: WATER CONSERVATION by Christian Torp Why is water conservation an important step for... Read more
MOAC Moxiestock and Blackfly Ball by Nancy Dorrans Maine Outdoor Adventure Club (MOAC) can take you... Read more
Mohamud’s Story: I wish to see my wife and children MY STORY: English language learners from Portlan... Read more
Perspectives from the Sky – June 2016 New Energy on the Way as Mars Goes Direct by Leo Knighto... Read more
Small business goals are important, but… by Marilyn Miller ‘Sal, we gotta go and never stop go... Read more
By Adam Marletta I feel like I am becoming numb to these increasingly routine mass shootings. It is... Read more
Open Letter to Senator George Mitchell by Wells Lyons Dear Senator George Mitchell, I must admit it... Read more
By Adam Marletta The Portland City Council’s recent vote to close the majority of services at the ci... 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
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.