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Newton Mayor and candidate for Massachusetts Gov.  Setti Warren (back right) speaks with attorneys and parents representing children and parents in foster care. Tim Dunn/TSM
Newton Mayor and candidate for Massachusetts Gov. Setti Warren (back right) speaks with attorneys and parents representing children and parents in foster care. Tim Dunn/TSM

Warren Discusses State Funding For Attorneys In Foster Care System

NEW BEDFORD – Newton Mayor Setti Warren met with attorneys and foster parents who represent children and families in foster care across Massachusetts on Monday...

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Officials walked the newly opened CoveWalk in New Bedford's south end Wednesday. Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Officials walked the newly opened CoveWalk in New Bedford's south end Wednesday. Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Gov. Baker Says MassDevelopment Will Revitalize State Pier

MassDevelopment is now in charge of State Pier in New Bedford, taking it over from the Department of Conservation and Recreation a few weeks ago...

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Photo Courtesy of MassDOT
Photo Courtesy of MassDOT

Massachusetts Had Highest Rate of Reported Child Abuse in 2014

BOSTON (AP) _ Newly released figures show that Massachusetts reported the highest rate of abused and neglected children in the nation during the 2014 fiscal year...

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TSM
TSM

Infant Death on Cape Cod

The death of a one-month-old in Sandwich is turning heads this morning. State Police and the Cape Cod District Attorney’s office are investigating into the death, but initial statements from the DA's office claims there are no obvious signs of trauma...

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Gov.  Charlie Baker / Photo by Wendy Maeda/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
Gov. Charlie Baker / Photo by Wendy Maeda/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Gov. Baker Orders Policy Changes At DCF

Gov. Charlie Baker is ordering several policy changes at the Massachusetts' embattled child welfare agency after a series of high-profile cases including that of Bella Bond, the toddler known to the world for months as Baby Doe after her remains washed up on the Boston Harbor shoreline...

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Robert DeLeo / Jim Phillips TSM
Robert DeLeo / Jim Phillips TSM

House Speaker Wants Info From DCF

Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo plans to ask the Department of Children and Families for an update on their policies following the death of 2-year-old Bella Bond, which he said exposed ``broader failures within the system...

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Justina Pelletier
Justina Pelletier

Conneticut Girl Put Into Massachusetts DCF Custody

A Massachusetts judge has put a Connecticut girl into permanent DCF custody in a legal dispute involving differing medical diagnoses by two hospitals.

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Deval Patrick will be a paid consultant for Boston 20/24 / Photo by Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
Deval Patrick will be a paid consultant for Boston 20/24 / Photo by Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Patrick Outlines Priorities For Final Year In Office

Deval Patrick looked back at his legacy and ahead to his last year in office as he delivered his final State of the State address.
 
    Patrick pledged to continue to make government more effective, calling for an overhaul of Massachusetts' unemployment insurance system and vowing to pass legislation making it easier to register to vote...

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Elsa Oliver
Elsa Oliver

Mother Of Missing Fitchburg Boy Found Competent For Trial

 

The mother of a 5-year-old Massachusetts boy who's been missing for months and is feared dead has been ruled competent to stand trial...

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child safety

One-Third of DCF Social Workers Unlicensed

More than one-third of social workers with the state Department of Children and Families are not licensed to practiced in their field, according to the agency's own records...

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