Sexual Harassment Case Involving Wellness Center Moves Ahead

By Josh Resnek

Charges of sexual harassment and bullying against a man and woman, both employees of the city’s Wellness Center on Broadway, are apparently proceeding according to the father of the young woman who has lodged the complaint.

The young woman, an Everett resident from a prominent Everett family, alleges that she was sexually harassed and bullied by a man and a woman who work at the Wellness Center which is headed by Steve Supino.

Supino said previously through the city’s spokesperson Tom Philbin that he cannot comment on employment matters.

“She is keeping it quiet,” the woman alleging the sexual harassment and bullying has told her father, the father told the Leader Herald.

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Total Wine is a Total Mind-Blowing Experience

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There is nothing quite like Total Wine at the Gateway Mall, which boasts a seemingly endless selection of wines.

By Josh Resnek 

As a longtime Kappy’s shopper – I grew up with the Kaplans on the North Shore – I never imagined there are larger liquor stores out there competing with them for volume and customers.

Well, after a visit Monday afternoon to the Total Wine store in the Gateway Mall, I can’t wait to have a talk with the Kaplans about what is going on there.

First of all, Total Wine is the largest, best stocked most overwhelming liquor store experience I have ever had.

I would think most shoppers there would agree – it is a wine, liquor, beer and more experience quite unlike any other in the area – all the way to Newton, really.

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City Changes Percentage of Required Affordable Housing for New Construction

To What End?

By Josh Resnek

The city council went from nothing to nowhere debating for about two hours a percentage change that requires developers to allow a certain percentage of new units constructed in the city to be offered at lower rentals in order to enlarge the supply of affordable apartments in the city.

The bottom line in this two-hour debate that led to one percentage being lowered to 15% instead of the 20% where it stood was this: very few, if any new construction units have been built as affordable housing.

Two major projects, the Batchyard, with more than 500 units and the 360 unit megacomplex on the Revere Beach Parkway now being built, contribute not one new unit of affordable housing for the city.

This statistic was revealed by Councilor Fred Capone, who indicated he believed the city was being hurt by not living  up to the word of its desire to make available more affordable housing units for residents here.

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Almeida Barros Leads a Discussion on Teen Dating Violence

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Ward 5 School Committee Member Marcony Almeida Barros is pictured with high school students

Last week, Ward 5 School Committee Member Marcony Almeida Barros led a discussion with Massachusetts high schoolers about teen dating violence and promoting healthy relationships at Gillette Stadium with Patriots owner Robert Kraft, former Patriots player Andre Tippett, and Attorney General Maura Healey as part of Game Change, an anti-violence partnership between the AG’s office and the Patriots Foundation. Mr. Almeida Barros is the Director of Community Engagement for the Attorney General and assists with the Game Change program.

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MYSTERY PHOTO

Every Thursday, the Everett Leader-Herald, and the Parlin Memorial Library publish a “Mystery Photo of the Week.” Each week we will show a photo from Everett’s past featuring Everett residents from several decades ago.Readers are encouraged to identify the people in the photo. If you know who is in this picture, call Mark Parisi at the Parlin Library at 617-394-2305, or email him at parisi@noblenet.org.

THIS WEEK’S PHOTO

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Back in the 1950’s we still had the draft. This photo was taken on October 8, 1958 just before shipping out. Pictured here are (back row), Mayor Crowley, Joe Raso, Ed D’Onofrio, Ducky Adiletto, Tony Pinto, (front row) Lou Bourgeois, Stan Ruggiero, John (Inky) Doherty, and Alden Walsh. A big shout out to Director of Veterans Services Jeanne Cristiano for getting the names of the draftees.