Altrusim

“It is with a fearless heart and mind that I embrace altruism.”
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North End Frontline Love

One thing that always comes through as a strength of our North End community is selfless giving. Over the past 40 years or more I have seen am increase in giving across the board. Not only is this an important part of our culture, it is a fundamental value we all share. From creating great…

Boise Stands Alone

(AKA “Keep Boise Weird”) As a tireless and active member of the Boise community I am often amazed and amused by the many comparisons some like to make between Boise and other cities. Statements like “Boise is the next Portland” or “Boise is becoming a smaller Denver” are made with little regard to our very…

North End Wild Turkeys

The ongoing travels of Hazel and Bella, the North End wild turkeys! Cover photo by Mark Goforth. Update! Check out the great article by Anna Webb in the Idaho Statesman – click here. Beginning with a reported sighting in March of 2016, two female wild turkeys have taken up residence in Boise’s North End. The…

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. Boise Urban Garden School (BUGS)2995 N. Five Mile Road, Boise, ID 83713www.boiseurbangardenschool.org208-376-3006 | bugsadmin@cityofboise.orgEducational Program for youth 10-16 years old Downtown Teaching Farm12th & Fort StreetAli Ward…

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…

Open Letter of Support for IFS

Editor’s note: In the face of the emotional and, at times, abusive nature of the opposition to the State Street shelter and Interfaith Sanctuary, the Boise faith-based community rallied to support expanded homeless support. This was originally published on February 10, 2022. Boise Faith Group raises their voices in support of Interfaith Sanctuary As interfaith…

2021 Boise City Election

Opinion: Our #BoiseCityCouncil picks for #election2021 are totally and unabashedly subjective. We favor a progressive agenda, not taking 3 steps backwards with Tom Luna’s GOP picks.

NENA Recall Comments

Over the course of the past several months, culminating with a vote today on March 18, 2021, we’ve heard from dozens of North End residents who have taken the time to articulate their concerns. I have selected two of them to showcase. From: Jennifer Holweger StevensComment dated: 3/16/2021 I used to serve on the board…

Open Letter to the “old” NENA Board

An open letter to the “old” NENA BoardBy John Lewellyn, former Board member and neighbor(Updated 02/09/2021) With the ending of the lawsuit against some of us and with the seating of the “new” Board members, I think it is time for me to write to you about my experience of the past few years on…