Police Beat Portland Police arrested a 17 year-old Portland youth for Criminal Threatening with a Dangerous Weapon, Aggravated Trafficking in Scheduled Drug (Crack Cocaine), Carrying a Concealed Weapon and Failure to Submit to Arrest. The a... 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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Chicken parts spilled for a mile along St. John Street cleaned up by offending business and City crews but not before residents get a nose full of fowl odor… Jenny Anastasoff and sweetie Justin find some very interesting litter while volunteering at Harbor View Park… Rosanne Graef celebrates Norwegian Constitution Day at Maine Wildlife Park… Children of Dr. Philip Thompson make a $25,000 donation to the Eastern Trail Alliance “Close the Gap” campaign in his honor… Comic book heroes Spider-Man and Deadpool seen hanging with Slugger the Seadog in Longfellow Square… St. Pius Church on Ocean Avenue begins live streaming Masses seven days a week… Jenn Thompson will relocate with her family to Indiana and Portland Buy Local searches for a new Executive Director… Around 1200 workers got free coffee and goodie bags on Downtown Worker Appreciation Day… Mayor announces first Sunday in May to be Yellow Tulip Hope Day in honor of Mental Health Awareness month… Westgate Shaws runs out of Monopoly game tickets… UMaine Marxists and Socialist Party of Eastern Maine honor workers on May Day at USM… Still a Good Cause thrift store celebrates its first year anniversary with a check to the McAuley Residence for single mothers…
Neighbors Raise Awareness for Safe Boating Portland’s Swim for Life/Water Safety... 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
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
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 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
Why care about genetic diversity of Plants? PelotonPosts is a monthly interview with a member of Pel... Read more
Small Business Owners Plant the Seeds for Success 4 Tips for Early Stage Entrepreneurs by Marilyn M... Read more
An Architectural Look at Bayside Past Part I of Tony Taylor’s Bayside Past and Future Series b... Read more
by Caitlin Cameron Did you know you can be an individual member of Portland Buy Local? I am a proud... Read more
Perspectives from the Sky By Leo Knighton Tallarico May 2017 As May begins we are experiencing the w... Read more
Eager for Action on Pesticide Ordinance by Bridget Chase CORRECTION Councilor Spencer Thibodeau is a... 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
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.