Weymouth: Charlie Baker calls for Olga Roche to resign

Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker spent his Tuesday morning in Weymouth, meeting with State Senator Bob Hedlund and Weymouth city council president Pat O’Connor. Baker is doubling down on his call for Department of Children and Families Commissioner Olga Roche to resign.

“I think at this point, the best thing you could do, to make sure the kids that are served by the department are protected, would be for the commissioner to step down, and for the administration to put a new person, fresh eyes in that job, and do the type of top-to-bottom analysis we’ve been looking for for the past month,” Baker said.

In a Baker administration, he says if she didn’t resign herself, Baker says he would “find a graceful way for her to be removed from office.”

Roche’s job has been scrutinized since 5 year old Jeremiah Oliver went missing in Fitchburg last year. The Oliver children were under D-C-F care.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker answers questions outside Weymouth Town Hall.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker answers questions outside Weymouth Town Hall.
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Steve comes to the South Shore by way of the Jersey Shore. Upon arriving at Emerson College in Boston back in 2010, Steve was immediately attracted to radio as an outlet for his reporting. Previous stops before the South Shore include WOBM on the Jersey Shore, WCCM in the Merrimack Valley, an internship at CBS Radio News' flagship station, WCBS 880 in New York City, and a few formative years at Emerson's WERS.