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DCF Investigated 2007 Neglect Complaint At Blackstone Home

The state's child protection agency says it investigated a previous complaint of possible child neglect at the squalid Blackstone home where authorities found three babies' bodies this week.

The Department of Children and Families said Friday it didn't find anything to support the 2007 report and didn't open a case

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Attleboro Man Faces Charges After Son Injured

An Attleboro man is facing charges after his 3-month-old son was taken to the hospital with a broken arm and other injuries that appeared to be older.

Joshua Pulsinelli pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Attleboro District Court to assault and battery and reckless endangerment of a child charges

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Rep. Cabral Wants More Funding For DCF

State Rep. Antonio Cabral of New Bedford says he expects much debate at the State House this week on providing more funding for the embattled Department of Children and Families.

Democrat Cabral tells WBSM News, he supports funding for D-C-F to hire more social workers, but knows there will be opposition

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Social Workers March Again For Lower Caseloads

Employees of the state's child welfare agency are stepping up demands for state officials to take action to reduce social worker caseload.

Members of the union representing social workers and other employees of the Department of Children and Families held an informational picket on Tuesday outside the agency's regional office in Lowell

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Rep. Chris Markey - (D) Dartmouth
Rep. Chris Markey - (D) Dartmouth

Rep. Markey: Lawmakers To Probe DCF Operations

Rep. Chris Markey of Dartmouth says the Legislature will be digging into the day-to-day operations of the State Department of Children and Families. 

The Investigation  following a series of high-profile cases, including a five year old Fitchburg boy whose disappearance went unnoticed by social workers for months

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