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Featured posts

Election 2016 Results:Voters Overwhelmingly Support Hillary

By Beth Treffeisen, Beacon Hill Times Staff For many in Boston the election results for the presidential election did not come out as expected. But in the heart of Beacon Hill and the West End, it is clear that they wanted one candidate over the other. “It’s incredibly disappointing, but I’m proud of the results …


Advocates kept in dark about planned tower’s shadows

Tim Logan, Boston Globe Staff City officials have known for years that putting a tower on the site of the Winthrop Square Garage would probably throw long shadows over Boston Common and the Public Garden, violating a state law that protects the popular parks from being cast in shade by the buildings around them. Yet …


Dr. Fran Burke, 88, longtime advocate for women in politics

By Felicia Gans Globe Correspondent September 21, 2016 Fran Burke. A passionate political campaigner and an avid sports fan, Fran Burke loved a good competition, but it wasn’t just about victory. She liked the competitive energy that brought people together, regardless of which side they were on. “She always had a different perspective on things,” …