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The Bureau of Interpretive Services interprets for the public the mission of the Division of Forests and Parks and of the state forests, parks, reservations, and other recreational sites under its jurisdiction. Fiscal management files are created to prepare bureau budgets and spending plans -- Files contain memorandums, budget worksheets, and copies of invoices and other financial forms
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The Board of State Charities had oversight of charitable and correctional institutions in Massachusetts from 1863 to 1879. Series consists of volumes compiled in the board secretary's office (F.B. Sanborn, secretary) -- Included are minutes of board meetings, accounts of visits to institutions under its supervision as well as others, reports, and copies of incoming and outgoing correspondence. References are made to records continued from other volumes, giving volume/page numbers
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Series consists of preprinted standard daily diaries by year, used as logs for all units of Massachusetts Correctional Institution, Bridgewater, Mass., including the State Hospital, giving each day's admissions, discharges, deaths, and desertions, as well as total number of each category, by gender -- Gives individual names and numbers, as well as type of inmate (prisoners, paupers, insane to state hospital, inebriates, defective delinquents, drug addicts, voluntary admissions--these change over time) with monthly totals. A few years have two volumes, one just for state hospital statistics
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The Facilities Management Division is responsible for the physical plant and operations of all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Dept. of Mental Health (DMH). Within the division, the core services unit is responsible for telecommunications services to DMH institutions and staff. Series is created to develop and monitor these services on the departmental level -- (The Office of Telecommunications of the Executive Office for Administration and Finance is the ultimate authority over such services in state government.) Series consists of proposals for services (Form AF-35), lists of extensions, local telephone system service requisition forms, and user-sensitive telephone bills. It contains information regarding estimated and real costs for telephone service; beeper assignments; service needs; telephone extension numbers; and number, destination, and charges for each call from each extension
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As part of its mandate to protect drinking water supplies in Massachusetts, the Division of Water Supply issues policies to local and district water boards regarding proper water main equipment and installation, pursuant to MGLA c 111, ss 160-160A. Series was created to report instances of corrosion in water systems due to deterioration of plumbing or line materials and to target problems in cross connnections between drinking water and waste water lines -- Information includes date, location, and number of water sample; time of day sample taken; age and type of plumbing or water line; type of corrosion control undertaken; age of distribution system; modifications undertaken within past five years; use of lead connections in system; and number of complaints regarding leaks, rusty water, or taste received during previous year
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Pursuant to St 1978, c 552, the Dept. of Social Services since 1980 has provided a comprehensive social service program for families, children, and unmarried parents; the aging; and other adults and population groups with special needs. As part of its mandate, the department through its area offices provides counseling; legal, homemaker, educational, and training services; and services to prevent the need for foster care for children. In order effectively to administer and manage its program, the department creates a file in its automated consumer tracking system for each active user of its services
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The Joint Committee on Commerce and Labor, a standing committee of the General Court, considers all matters concerning commercial, industrial, and mercantile establishments; industrial development; consumer protection; discrimination in employment; mobile home parks; and other matters referred. It drafts, reviews, and holds hearings on proposed legislation. Legislative files are compiled to document legislation considered by the committee
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The Division of Administrative Law Appeals in the Executive Office for Administration and Finance (known until 1983 as the Division of Hearings (or Hearing) Officers) hears appeals filed to contest rates set by the Rate Setting Commission for health care providers in the Commonwealth (Massachusetts Rate Setting Commission. Public hearing records, 1962-1989 ((M-Ar)1951)). A copy of each of the division's decision in such appeals must be filed in the state secretary's office. Filings were maintained by the Public Records Division until mid-1975, when the Massachusetts Regulations Division (or Rules and Regulations Division) assumed responsibility for them. Decisions contain letter of transmittal and attested text of the decision, which includes the following information: appellant, what is being appealed, appeal number, who appeared for appellant and respondent at hearing, name of hearing officer, text of decision, and name of preparer
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The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) is the state agency responsible for operation and maintenance of commercial aviation, maritime, and certain bridge facilities in and around the Port of Boston. The engineering unit of its engineering division manages procurement and implementation of Massport design and construction contracts and monitoring of approved projects from proposal to completion, including providing as-bid plans, approving changes, and maintaining as-built plans. Series consists of as-built plans kept in full-size for reference
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The adjutant general of the Commonwealth, as executive administrator of the state's Military Establishment, has general superintendency over military stores and property. This series invoices and describes various military stores supplied by the General Storekeeper (Quartermaster General's Dept.) to the commanding officers of various vessels and divisions of the Massachusetts Naval Militia (M.N.M.). -- Such stores included weapons, uniforms, and other ordnance provisions