Week In Review: Death Of Child In Foster Care, Boarding School Rape Case, And Red Sox Shake Up

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Callum Borchers, business and government reporter for The Boston Globe. He tweets at@callumborchers.

Joan Vennochi, columnist for the Boston Globe. She tweets @Joan_Vennochi. Her latest column is "Tragedy should be nonpartisan when it comes to children."


WBUR: From Money To Morale, Challenges Still Seem To Face Mass. DCF

  • "Gov. Baker is warning against a rush to judgment as his administration investigates the state Department of Children and Families’ oversight of a 2-year-old foster child who died in Auburn last weekend, as well as a 7-year-old boy authorities say was starved until he went into a coma. But, the governor says all of the 911 calls made from the Auburn foster home shows the state should consider checking police records when issuing foster care licenses."

Radio Boston: Death Of 2-Year-Old Foster Child In Auburn Raises Questions About Mass. Foster Care

  • "DCF officials had visited the home just four days before Avalena died. At a news conference Monday, Secretary of Health and Human Services, Mary Lou Sudders, said the visit had been routine."

Radio Boston: What The N.H. Trial Of A Teen Accused Of Rape Says About Teens, Sex And Consent

  • "The alleged attack took place just days from graduation last year, as part of a campus ritual called 'senior salute,' where senior boys seek out sexual encounters with younger students. Prosecutors are focusing on what they call a disturbing 'culture' at the school, while defense attorneys say the encounter was consensual."

WBUR: Red Sox Introduce New President Of Baseball Ops Dave Dombrowski

  • "The general manager of the Montreal Expos at the age of 32, Dombrowski won the 1997 World Series with the Florida Marlins and led the Tigers to the Series twice. But he was let go on Aug. 8 with Detroit languishing below .500."

This segment aired on August 21, 2015.


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