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Evacuation Day Posted on Mar 17

Evacuation Day

According to history.com, “on this day in 1776, British forces are forced to evacuate Boston following General George Washington’s successful placement of fortifications and cannons on Dorchester Heights, which overlooks the city from the south.” March 17 is a holiday in Suffolk County, but MGL   …Continue Reading Evacuation Day

A Valentine Posted on Feb 12

A Valentine

“Vinegar Valentine” (1911) Two years ago, we featured this Valentine on February 14, noting that it was part of a Virtual Exhibit curated by Laurel Davis for the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room in the Boston College Law Library. The Law in Postcards featured   …Continue Reading A Valentine

Will You Be Mine (Or Not)? Posted on Feb 11

Will You Be Mine (Or Not)?

As we approach Valentine’s Day, many people will be purchasing engagement rings and planning the special moment when they ask someone to marry them.  But what happens to the engagement ring if the couple eventually decides not to tie the knot? In Massachusetts, it depends   …Continue Reading Will You Be Mine (Or Not)?

Black Friday Shopping Tips: Gift Cards and More Posted on Nov 27

If you are one of the thousands of people who plan to do some shopping today, the Attorney General’s Office has a terrific Guide to Retail Rights in Massachusetts that you should browse before you go. The guide includes information on gift cards, warranties, returns, consumer privacy. law   …Continue Reading Black Friday Shopping Tips: Gift Cards and More

Happy Thanksgiving Posted on Nov 26

Happy Thanksgiving

From all of us in the Trial Court Law Libraries, Happy Thanksgiving! It is a privilege for us to serve you, and we are thankful for the opportunity. Best wishes for you and yours.

200th Anniversary Celebration of the Establishment of Massachusetts Public Law Libraries Posted on Feb 18

200th Anniversary Celebration of the Establishment of Massachusetts Public Law Libraries

  An Act approving the establishment of law libraries by lawyers in each county was approved by Governor Caleb Strong on March 2, 1815.  Beginning in 1842, these law libraries were open to the public.  For 200 years the libraries have provided access to the   …Continue Reading 200th Anniversary Celebration of the Establishment of Massachusetts Public Law Libraries

Valentine Posted on Feb 14

Valentine

From the Virtual Exhibit “Legal Ephemera in the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room” Assembled by Karen S. Beck for the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room,  Boston College Law Library ” Illustrated postcards enjoyed widespread popularity in the United States and Europe from the   …Continue Reading Valentine