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Veteran manager Erin Deveney takes over as child welfare chief

Roche resigns under fire

Governor Deval Patrick appointed a longtime state transportation official Tuesday to replace the commissioner of the state Department of Children and Families, which has been in turmoil following the recent deaths of three children.

Erin Deveney, a lawyer who has spent most of the last decade at the Registry of Motor Vehicles, will take over DCF following the resignation Tuesday of Olga I. Roche, who had been facing calls to step down from the House speaker, the Senate president, and the attorney general.

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