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Reference Tip – Massachusetts Election StatisticsReference Tip – Massachusetts Election Statistics


Want to know how many percentage points a candidate lost by? Trying to remember who ran for Sheriff in a county 10 years ago? Curious to see whether a town voted in favor of a certain ballot initiative? PD43+ is a searchable database of Massachusetts election statistics, pulled from the biannual report of voter registration, turnout, and election results put together by the Massachusetts Secretary’s office (also known as Public Document 43).



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 Book Spotlight: <i>Boston and the Civil War: Hub of the Second Revolution</i> Book Spotlight: Boston and the Civil War: Hub of the Second Revolution

Barbara F. Berenson, senior attorney for the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, was on hand recently at the Library to sign her new book, Boston and the Civil War: Hub of the Second Revolution, a history of the abolitionist movement in Boston. Several members of the appellate courts, including justices of the Appeals Court and Supreme Judicial Court, as well as staff members of the Social Law Library, were on hand to celebrate the book’s publication.

In her book, Berenson details the accounts of individual personalities associated with the movement, such as William Lloyd Garrison and Charles Sumner, as well as groups, such as women fighting for suffrage, and the Irish immigrants and African-Americans fighting for the preservation of the Union. . . Read More

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AG’s Office Among State Agencies Requesting Trainings on SLL ServicesAG’s Office Among State Agencies Requesting Trainings on SLL Services
On July 22nd the Library conducted another in a series of training programs for the staff of the Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General. Such trainings are frequent for state public officials. Some sessions provide an overview of the online and paper-based materials that are specific to an agency’s subject area, while other trainings survey the breadth and depth of the Library’s collection. There are also “how to” training sessions on particular databases, many of which are accessible to agencies at their offices. The object of the trainings is to familiarize public officials with the broad scope of resources and services available to the three branches of state government, and how the Library staff can find the most current and comprehensive materials that are “on point” to answer the legal-research needs of state agencies. Trainings are tailored to each agency’s needs. Nine staffers attended this popular training session.

Call Michael Saporito at (617) 226-1343 in the Membership Department to arrange a session. The Library also regularly conducts sessions for lawyers and law firms of all sizes at the Library or at the firms’ offices.
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