Mayor’s chief named In MCAD complaint?

By Josh Resnek

It appears the mayor’s chief of staff Kevin O’Donnell is in the middle of the Wellness Center investigation now before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.

O’Donnell is apparently mentioned several times in the MCAD filing by a former Wellness Center employee alleging sexual harassment and bullying in her discrimination complaint, according to a source close to the investigation.

O’Donnell is said to have used obscene language and intimidation during a questioning round he held with the alleged victim with others present apparently at the Wellness Center.

If this is in fact the case, it would be the second time O’Donnell has been among the subjects of an MCAD investigation into employment discrimination issues lodged against him.

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EPS Rejects ‘Bullying’ Tactics

By Josh Resnek

A small demonstration at the end of the Everett School Committee meeting Monday evening protested changes the school department made at the underperforming Parlin School for the new school year.

A group of protesters comprised of a few teachers, union members, and out-of-town activists apparently disgruntled by the changes made at the Parlin School, hooted and howled at members of the school committee at the end of the meeting.

“We will not be bullied and we will not allow ourselves to be shamed for shaking up the staff at the Parlin School,” said Superintendent of Schools Frederick Foresteire.

“With low scores and under- performance all around at the Parlin, we had to make changes in the teaching staff to insure that students in that school receive the very best they can from their teachers and administrators,” Foresteire added.

The changes weren’t all about teachers.

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