One strange irony would be if the ICE raid on new Bedford – and Harry Spence’s combative public response to that raid - saves his job as the DSS Commissioner.
Will Governor Patrick keep Harry Spence as the DSS Commissioner? The hints being thrown out are that he will. See http://www.southcoas…
Gov. Deval L. Patrick won’t endorse keeping the state’s embattled child welfare boss, saying his new Health and Human Services secretary will decide whether to fire or retain him, and he expects a decision “soon.”
Lewis “Harry” Spence, commissioner of the Department of Social Services since 2001, has come under fire for the agency’s handling of two recent high-profile cases of child abuse. Health and Human Services JudyAnn Bigby was told to “pick the best people.”
“She’s got the permission to do what she thinks is right,” Patrick said as part of an interview with The Associated Press to mark his 100th day in office today.