Two West Enders Lobby in DC on Climate Allen Armstrong of Spruce Street and Peter Monro of May Street traveled to Washington, DC from June 11th through 13th to lobby Maine’s members of Congress in favor of a carbon fee to reduce pollu... 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?
Homeless Voices for Justice members sit out in Tommy’s Park for the 10th Annual Longest Day of Homelessness Summer Solstice Vigil… Riverside Golf Course locates the first of several bee hives on the course and plans to plant more than 150 pollinator friendly plants and trees… Catholic Charities Maine commemorates the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees on World Refugee Day, held every year on June 20th… Progressive Portland gets behind Portland Protectors and their push for a South Portland-style pesticide ordinance… York Street restaurant Outliers will not reopen and building is for sale for 1.4 million… Family owned department store Renys among those honored by Memic for workplace safety… Deering High begins search for new principal as Ira Waltz retires at the end of the school year… Reiche second graders don hairnets and tour Mercy Hospital’s kitchen at 144 State St… City Hall lit green in support of Paris Agreement… Farm Truck Juice starts a “Pay What You Can” coffee program… Cruise ship season begins with the Grandeur of the Seas and its 2,000 passengers… Old Port retailer Simply Scandinavian celebrates their 19th anniversary… Poll issued by Progressive Portland shows competing school bond questions have about equal support with 58% of Portland voters ready to vote yes for either…
Catholic Charities Maine Hosts World Refugee Day Celebration Catholic Charities... Read more
Harbor View Park Edible Forest Begins by Pamela Shaw The first planting day at H... Read more
Karger College Prep Program One-of-a-kind in Maine by Liesl Quigley, graduating... Read more
West End Aging in Place 1st Monday Presentation Tips for Traveling Seniors June... Read more
Portland Conservatory of Music enjoys a resurgence in enrollment and activity by... 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!
The Amos Farm LAYERING by Christian Torp Poor Mary. They married her to Jesus, and Jesus is an asexu... Read more
Bucket Lists and Travel Tips What is on your bucket list? Or maybe I should start with, “What is a B... Read more
The Portland Palate West End Markets Part II: The New by James Fereira I set out on a quest, visitin... Read more
PelotonPosts is an interview with a member of PelotonLabs, a co-working community in Portland’s West... Read more
Jenn Thompson Says Farewell Portland Buy Local begins its search for a new Executive Director to lea... Read more
Perspectives from the Sky: Astrological Forecast June 2017 HEATING UP by Leo Knighton Tallarico June... Read more
The Amos Farm All A’Buzz Beehives by Christian Torp First off, before you get your beehives go... Read more
Picnic, Anyone? West End Markets Part I: The Overlooked This month’s review deviates from the previo... Read more
by Nancy Dorrans Last month I traveled south just before Easter. While it was still cool, damp and g... Read more
Express Yourself: Let Your Councilors Know How You Feel About Pesticide Use in Portland Portland Cit... Read more
La Vida Local: Irregular Notes on West End Life Opium – What’s in a Name? by Rosanne Graef Out... 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.