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The main index generally covers the years 1878-1937, although there are selected entries for earlier and later dates. Entries include obituaries, coverage of political events, speeches, dedications, visits of foreign dignitaries and general news events. The Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Boston Journal, and Boston Transcript were indexed most consistently, although there are entries for other newspapers as well. A later index, covering the years 1960 to 1983, includes articles from the Boston Globe and Boston Herald which are primarily political or governmental in nature.
Safer-at-Home Advisory from Mas.gov
National Governors Association. Important resource for multiple topics.
Massachusetts Attorney General's Resources During COVID-19 Rights for workers, multi-lingual resources on earned sick time, proect yourself from frauds and scams, health care and insurance, child care and other resources for families, resources for immigrant communities, students and student borrowers, protecting your civil rights, small businesses, domestic violence and sexual assault resources.
eResource: Consumers' Checkbook has new COVID-19 scam alerts. Use your Newton resident library card to access through the A-Z List under our eResources tab on the homepage.
Federal Trade Commission Coronavirus Advice for Consumers. Avoid COVID-19 scams
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Fraud Alert: COVID-19 SCAMS, Scams to be aware to avoid.
U.S. Department of Justice Coronavirus Response. Report consumer fraud
MassLegalHelp.org for help with Massachusetts legal issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
For emergency relief bills and others, go to CONGRESS.GOV.
For dislocated worker grants, workplace safety and more, go to DEPARTMENT OF LABOR.
Free legal advice is offered on the first Wednesday of each month (occasional exceptions).
The next Dial-A-Lawyer Wednesday will be April 1, 2020
2020: June 3, July 1, August 5, September 2 (there may be exceptions)
American Association of Law Libraries. Public Library Toolkit. Beginning with a section on general legal research, scroll down for STATE-SPECIFIC PUBLIC LIBRARY TOOLKITS. Click on the state you need, example: Massachusetts
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MASSterList. News stories from Beacon Hill. ALSO: Job Seekers: On Mondays, check the Job Board Listings!
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