School Bond Options and How State Funding Works by Tony Zeli There has been plenty of hoopla around the school bond. And no wonder. It would cost taxpayers a lot of money, raising taxes an estimated three percent over a 26-year payment peri... 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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Spencer Thibodeau dons a life jacket at City Council and presents a resolution for May’s National Safe Boating Week… Over a thousand March for Science up Congress Street… Several city neighborhoods celebrate Earth Day with April Stool’s Day liter pickups… Eric Poulin continues former WMPG show The People’s Soapbox by offering it through podcast… Nightlife mag Dispatch stops publishing after six years… Crash Barry leads a canna-giveaway in Monument Square at high noon on 4/20… Joe’s Super Variety reopens along with the sidewalk between Vernon Place and Avon Street… Marilyn and Paul Miller stand in line for over an hour to see Bernie Sanders… Reiche ramp demolished so please use the Clark Street entrance to access the community center… April the Giraffe gives birth and then injures her leg, but the injury should be temporary… Lincoln Park rehab work begins and park will be closed for eight weeks… SPACE reopens after a month of renovations with sound, light and acoustic upgrades… Spose launches video game app that features a final battle with Paul LePage… Spencer Thibodeau visits his alma mater Fairfield University home of the Stags… Water Board votes to keep graffiti wall at the sewage treatment plant open to public art… Maine Brew Bus buys out competition and expands fleet to 15 beer buses…A redesigned city website features the photography of Corey Templeton…
Aging in Place Presentation for May Free & Cheap Exercise & Fitness Opti... Read more
Portland Conservatory of Music enjoys a resurgence in enrollment and activity by... Read more
Reiche Community Center 166 Brackett St. Use Clark Street entrance. Open during... Read more
First Monday Gatherings Thanks to all who came to the first monthly gathering of... Read more
Buy Local Events & Membership Opportunities by Jenn Thompson, Portland Buy L... 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!
From Athens to Cumberland Avenue: Architectural Secrets of the Columned Porch by Tony Taylor Editor... Read more
by Nancy Dorrans Earlier this winter I was invited by the Bermuda Tourism Authority to learn more ab... Read more
by Lindsay Sterling One Saturday night, twenty people were gathered in a Portland kitchen for a hand... Read more
The Amos Farm Keeping Bees – Part One by Christian Torp “‘The bottom line is, if something is... Read more
The Portland Palate Artemisia ‘A Good Choice Off the Beaten Path’ by James Fereira This cozy restaur... Read more
PelotonPosts interviews Norman Patry PelotonPosts is a monthly interview with a member of PelotonLab... Read more
Pizzaiolo A Passion for Pizza in West Bayside by Marilyn Miller As a Portland resident, formerly “fr... Read more
by Norman Patry My favorite statistic from the Buy Local movement is that 76% more money stays in th... Read more
A Whole New Day by Sam Pelletier When looking for good news, one needs look no further than the refe... Read more
By Adam Marletta Author, Chris Hedges, in a recent column for Truthdig, calls Raoul Peck’s Academy A... 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
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.