“Words Matter”

From Rabbi Dan Fink of Boise (Follow this link to hear Dan’s stirring sermon at Boise’s Cathedral of the Rockies on October 28, 2018) Dear Friends— Over the last two days, in the wake of the murders in the Pittsburgh synagogue, so many Boiseans have reached out to me, asking how they can be of…

Idaho Election 2018

A Changing Landscape While Idaho’s biggest metro area is seeing a largely unexpected explosion in growth driven by an influx of newcomers, the results has been a a spike in home prices and a jolt of high-wage jobs in several profession, a decrease in affordable housing, pressures on infrastructure and transportation and more. While Idaho,…

Dr. Ford, Kavanaugh, Sexual Assault

My Preface and Comment If only the Supreme Court nomination process could turn on Brett Kavanuagh’s dubious, inconsistent, ideological qualifications and history in the Bush administration and on the bench. But no. He has been revealed as a blackout drinker and, more than likely, a sexual predator. You bet, as of the this date, the…

Boise’s Housing Imperative

In his March, 2018 article “How Boise could keep at least keep some Downtown housing affordable,” Idaho Statesman journalist Sven Berg led off with the following statement: “As Downtown booms, housing is more expensive than ever. Rents for newly built one-bedroom apartments are as high as $1,700. Old housing is getting more expensive, too. If…

A Data Nerd’s Quest to Make Boise Better

Editor’s note:  The following is a guest post to Northend.org. From time to time we will give individuals and organizations the space to tell their story. These are the “what, why, when and how” from people who love our community and are committed to doing the work they feel is needed for positive change and…

Is this who you are?

Letter by Karen Smith to Idaho’s congressional delegation and conservatives on the issue of guns, gun violence and the deafening silence by our elected leaders in the face of “divisive extremist rhetoric”…  Thanks for allowing me to publish your letter. (04/17/2018) This is the letter I presented at the offices of my members of Congress…

Immanuel Lutheran Church

Series on the North End’s historic places of worship. Click the link for a listing of Places of Worship. The North End is home to two churches with the name ‘Immanuel’ – the historic Immanuel M.E. Church in Hyde Park (and soon to be home of TRICA) and the Immanuel Lutheran Church. Both were built…

Fall in Boise’s North End

Cover photo courtesy of John Wee –  www.LuckyStudio13.com Boise is nicknamed “The City of Trees” for good reason. It’s a hot spot for deciduous, non-native trees. Oaks, maples, and ash add variegated pops of color to the downtown area, local parks, and the East and North End neighborhoods. The Boise River’s banks and adjoining parks are…

Sanctuary Boise

Our Refugee Roots UPDATE 02/01/2017: The Boise City Council passed a resolution on January31, 2017 reaffirming Boise as a ‘Welcoming Community’ on a unanimous vote. The North End Neighborhood also passed a resolution naming the North End a “Welcoming Neighborhood” at their regular monthly meeting. “Inspired by our city leaders, the North End Neighborhood Association…

Community Gardens

The following is a list of Community Gardens in and near the North End. Because the information is subject to change, please let us know if there are corrections needed. Sunset Community Garden 2332 N. 36th Street, Boise, Idaho 83703 Jennifer Harrington & Sherilyn Orr www.sunsetgarden.org | 208-484-3676 & 208-871-0112 3030 W. Bellamy, Boise, Idaho…

Bicycle Safety

About New Bike Laws Boise High School class of 2012’s Kyle Swanstrom’s Boise Bicycle Pamphlet is available by clicking here. From Mayor Dave Bieter prior to the passing of the new bike safety laws…. The City Council last week approved a set of new and revised ordinances designed to improve safety for bicycle riders on…

2018 Boise School Board Election

Boise school board candidate forum set for Aug. 21 Originally posted on IdahoEdNews.org on August 13, 2018. Our picks for Boise School Board are indicated with a ♥.   The Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce is hosting a candidates forum for the six candidates running for the Boise School District Board of Trustees. The public is welcome to attend…