La Vida Local: Irregular Notes on West End Life Make Your Mark in the Neighborhood! The Traffic Signal Box Project by Rosanne Graef We’re surrounded by utilitarian objects. They may do their jobs well, but are downright ugly. Many things th... 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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Steven Biel takes a leave of absence from Progressive Portland after sharing an email list with candidate Bree LaCasse… Spencer Thibodeau debates Fox News’ Tucker Carlson on Indigenous People’s Day… Spose makes an album in 24 hours… Portland Fire Museum on Spring St hosts an open house… Baxter Boulevard closed to motorists to make way for the 3,500 runners in the Maine Marathon…
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
3rd Annual Fine Craft Show Big Success in West End by Tony Zeli Maine Craft Asso... Read more
Portland Buy Local Updates New Leadership Announced Portland Buy Local announced... Read more
Portland Conservatory of Music ADULT CONCERT BAND FORMING The Portland Conserva... 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!
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by Suzanne A. Hoekstra MD FACS Growing up,... Read more
PelotonPosts is a monthly interview with a member of PelotonLabs, a co-working space in Portland’s W... Read more
Perspectives from the Sky : Astrological Forecast October 2017 Reheating in October by Leo Knighton... Read more
The Portland Palate Ruski’s Tavern – Still a Neighborhood Bar? Sometimes it’s the patrons w... Read more
Interview with WEN Publisher-Editor Tony Zeli PelotonPosts is a monthly interview with a member of P... Read more
From (So Far) Away: Stories of Immigrant Business in Maine Miglena and Sparkling Clean by Marilyn Mi... Read more
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Preparing for the Cold and Flu Season by Dr. Regina Y. Kim, MD As students in... Read more
by Nancy Dorrans Resistance… Resistance is by definition, “the refusal to accept or comply wit... Read more
by Tony Zeli In the summer of 2016, the School Board voted in favor of a $70.6 million bond to fix f... Read more
Raising Rabbits Good for the Environment by Christian Torp “if you eat meat, you kill animals, but y... Read more
La Vida Local: Irregular Notes on West End Life Rebuild All 4 Schools? Make An Informed Choice by Ro... Read more
La Vida Local: Irregular Notes on West End Life Are Portlanders Being Had? by Rosanne Graef When it... 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.