Reiche Entrance and Crosswalks To Be Completed in August by Luke deNatale Construction on Reiche Elementary School’s Clark Street entrance is nearing completion. The construction removed the crumbling concrete access ramp and began February... 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?
Where We Throw All the Stuff We Don’t Know What To Do With…
Mayor Ethan Strimling and Councilor Nick Mavodones attend benefit concert to send humanitarian aid to Greek sister-city Mytilene, arrival site of more than 600,000 refugees… Rosanne Graef tells the Nate Libby Masonry team to ditch the “There’s Nothing We Can’t Lay” tshirts at Reiche construction… Spencer Thibodeau hears about crosswalks and median strips at Constituent Coffee at Tandem… Urban Farm Fermentory celebrates National Mead Day… Jamaican Independence Day celebrated in Deering Oaks… Kerrin Parkinson paints a downtown street utility box… Ed King plying his trade at the August First Friday Art Walk… WMPG celebrates the first birthday of Radio Astronomy show… Congresswoman Pingree tours urchin processing plant in Portland… Technologist-in-Residence Cristos Lianides-Chin helps WEN get data savvy at Peloton Labs… Henry Isaacs opens August show at Gleason Fine Art in Boothbay Harbor…
‘Great for the Neighborhood’ Second Annual Portland Fine Craft Show Brings Visit... Read more
Nominations Open for 2016 Indie Biz Awards Nominations are now open for Portland... Read more
EASTERN PROM CONCERTS Bring a chair or blanket, sit back and enjoy the music! Fo... Read more
West End Photo Show In the winter, WENA will be sponsoring the 2016 West End Pho... Read more
20,000 Expected for Second Annual Portland Fine Craft Show and WCSH Art Festival... 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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Many Friends in Munjoy – Jenti’s Story MY STORY: English language learners from Portland... Read more
When and why you should know and use a travel adviser by Nancy Dorrans A good travel adviser will un... Read more
Interview with Zoe Lewin of global grassroots initiative Be The Way PelotonPosts is a monthly dispat... Read more
The Art of Insurance and Small Business Risk Management by Marilyn Miller If you risk money in the s... Read more
By Adam Marletta Are you one of the many Portlanders who were annoyed by the recent Black Lives Matt... Read more
A Millennial’s Take on Housing by Bryer Sousa In late April a collaboration between the Portla... Read more
READER RESPONDS TO PESTICIDE COVERAGE Debunking Colony Collapse Disorder A reader responds to Bridge... Read more
By Adam Marletta Local Black Lives Matter protesters finally made good on the promise in one of thei... Read more
OUR READERS Angus King and the Potomac Two Step I attended a Portland Chamber of Commerce Eggs and I... 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.