George Lakoff on #Persistence

George Lakoff—retired UC-Berkeley Prof of Cognitive Science and Linguistics and currently Director of the Center for the Neural Mind & Society (cnms.berkeley.edu). Dr. Lakoff recently spoke to a recently spoke and gave us these guidelines for resisting the government. 1. Don’t use the chief executive’s name. 2. Remember that this is a regime and he’s not…

America’s Gun Violence Epidemic

It just doesn’t end… another week, another mass shooting. According to the Gun Violence Archive there have been 54 violent acts where a gunman has killed four or more people, leaving a total of 456 people dead. While it seems American’s have become so inured to the violence and its frequency that little political action…

Boise’s Forgotten Pandemic

Photo Courtesy of Red Cross & CNN Red Cross volunteers respond to the Great Pandemic, 1918. Re-posting from our friends at The Blue Review to highlight the seriousness of flu seasons. Our North End connection is Olive Shawver who lived on N. 22nd and was the pandemic’s first Boise fatality. As the virus continues to become more…

#IDleg 2018: Idaho Ed Spending Sucks

Preface The following article paints a pretty grim overall picture for education in Idaho. Ranking number 50 out of 51 is terrible for Idaho’s kids.  The Boise Independent District spent $8,459 per pupil in the 2016-2017 school year. This is dramatically higher than the average spending in Idaho, which was $6,771 in the same school year. For more information…

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…

Holidays in the North End

Goody’s photo by Talo Pinto with permission (2010) The North End makes every holiday a fun event. We’re famous for Halloween and New Year’s has exploded with the new Idaho Potato Drop at the Idaho Capitol.   Our Winter holidays are pretty special too. Our neighbors along Harrison Boulevard get into the holiday spirit by lighting…

The Uneven Hand of Idaho Politics

Over the course of the past year we’ve been pummeled by calls of “fake news” from the right-wing side of American politics and specifically President Trump. The effort to discredit reputable news sources from the Associated Press to NBC has been compounded by the emergence of the politically-driven internet trolls and websites that portray themselves…

2017 Boise City Council Elections

City Council Choices & Picks We are privileged to have so many highly qualified and genuinely interested candidates running for the three open seats (2, 3 and 6) for Boise City Council. These are the top candidates for each seat and a brief bio. Our picks are highlighted and include their photos. No justification offered…

‘The Northend’ Group Social Media

Social Media Standards & Practices Introduction & Summary ‘The Northend’ Facebook group was founded in 2010 to serve the interests of family, friends and neighbors. The stated purpose and standards for the group have largely remained the same since its founding: Boise’s historic neighborhood online and more! Get together and contribute about North End culture,…

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…

HPSF 2017 Schedule

Hyde Park Street Fair Hours at Camel’s Back Park. 9/15 – 4 pm to 9:30 pm 9/16 – 10 am to 9:30 pm 9/17 – 10 am to 6 pm For breaking news and updates visit the Hyde Park Street Fair Facebook page – click here Be sure to visit Historic Hyde Park during the…

Hyde Park Street Fair

Hyde Park Street Fair Background UPDATE 02/06/2018 Important Reminder: Last year the Boise Police Department began enforcing public parking in the area around Camel’s Back Park. What this means is your attempt to reserve on-street parking with lawn chairs, trash cans, etc. will be thwarted and they will remove the obstacles and may cite you….