Political Headlines - July 12, 2013

  • Patrick backs DCF after baby's death: The governor defended the state's child welfare agency on Thursday, even as his administration called for a thorough review of the agency's decision to leave a baby boy in the troubled home where he was fatally assaulted this week. Peter Schworm reports.
  • Mayoral hopefuls agree on diversity: Political reporter Wesley Lowery recaps a forum with three of the dozen mayoral candidates in which they highlighted their biographies and backgrounds.
  • This long shot merits a close look: John Barros is not necessarily a front-runner in Boston's mayoral race, but this smart, substantive community leader is a very impressive guy. Columnist Scot Lehigh writes.