Gov. Deval Patrick is scheduled to talk publicly about an independent review of the state child welfare agency, which has come under intense scrutiny since the disappearance of a 5-year-old Fitchburg boy. Jeremiah Oliver’s father is a New Britain resident.
A state judge has admitted taking too long to issue child welfare rulings and is asking a disciplinary panel to approve a negotiated suspension of 30 business days.
A state judge charged in a drunken driving case in 2008 is facing a disciplinary hearing for allegedly issuing child welfare decisions late.