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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.
The Democratic hopeful for Governor held a roundtable discussion to hear how the doling out of the state budget affects the attorneys who re…
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. In an appearance in New Bedford earlier this week, Governor Charlie Baker says MassDevelopment was the right choice to take it over because they've h…
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.
The federal figures reported in The Boston Globe show that Massachusetts reported 31,863 victimized children to the federal Department of …
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...
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...
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.''
DeLeo said he wants DCF to give House lawmakers details on actions …
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 v…
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.
The embattled child welfare agency tells the Boston Herald that more than 800 department social workers, 34%, don't h…

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