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Police: Springfield Girl Dies During Head Lice Treatment

Massachusetts police are investigating the death of an 18-month old child who suffocated, apparently because of a home remedy for head lice involving mayonnaise and a plastic bag.

02/05/2015

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Baker Names Spears To Head Child Welfare Agency

A child welfare specialist who led an outside examination of the embattled state Department of Children and Families has been named by Gov.-elect Charlie Baker to lead the agency.

01/05/2015

Martha Coakley (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Coakley Lashes Out Over New Attack Ad

Attorney General Martha Coakley is furious about the attack ad accusing her of enabling DCF incompetence.

10/02/2014

Inspectional services ruled the home uninhabitable. (Photo by Ken MacLeod - WBZ-TV)

I-Team: Police Visited Blackstone Home 29 Times Before Gruesome Discovery

Documents show a number of police calls to 23 St. Paul Street since 2000 where four children were found living in filth and neglect with the remains of three infants.

09/15/2014

Lou Pelletier carries his daughter Justina into their Connecticut home after she was released into her parents' custody June 18. (WBZ-TV)

Justina Pelletier Released Into Custody Of Her Parents In Connecticut

The Connecticut teenager was at the center of a custody battle with Massachusetts officials over conflicting medical diagnoses.

06/18/2014

School bus (File image)

Centerville Elementary School Teacher Accused Of Bullying Autistic Child

A Centerville Elementary School teacher has been placed on administrative leave after being accused of bullying a special needs student.

06/17/2014

Justina Pelletier (Facebook)

Video Shows Conn. Teen Begging Mass. Judge To Let Her Go Home

The family of a Connecticut teenager at the center of a custody dispute with the state of Massachusetts has posted a video showing the teen pleading for the judge to let her go home.

06/10/2014

Jeremiah Oliver. (Facebook)

DCF Not Responsible For Jeremiah Oliver’s Death, Says Independent Review

An independent group that examined the state Department of Children and Families says the agency should not be held responsible for the death of a 5-year-old Fitchburg boy.

05/28/2014

(Image courtesy: Mass. Dept. of Children and Families)

‘Scary’ Surge In Caseloads Reported At Massachusetts DCF

State lawmakers are sounding new alarms about a growing crisis in caseloads at the Department of Children and Families.

05/21/2014

Justina Pelletier (WBZ-TV)

Massachusetts Announces Plan To Send Justina Pelletier Back To Connecticut

Massachusetts officials announced a plan Monday to return Justina Pelletier to her home state of Connecticut.

05/05/2014

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