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The difficulties a candidate for District Attorney of Suffolk County is right now having after it was revealed by the Boston Globe that Ricardo Arroyo, a Boston City Councilor was investigated for two incidents of possible sexual assault more than 16 years ago, hits very close to home.

Arroyo claims he does not recall being investigated or visited by police for the two incidents but records reveal he was in fact notified and investigated as the Globe reported.

He says he was never informed.

It would appear his difficulties recalling two serious incidents of possible sexual assault and the investigations which followed could derail his candidacy for district attorney.

It could cloud as well his future as a Boston City Councilor.

Here in Everett, we have a mayor who was revealed to have had a number of claims made against him by at least three women claiming possible sexual assault and harassment, and reported in detail in the Boston Globe in 2014.

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Mayor Accused of Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation

Guerline Alcy alleges sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation by Mayor Carlo DeMaria over 9 years of city hall employment.
Photo by JOSH RESNEK

By Josh Resnek

A former city employee who began her career as an executive assistant in the mayor’s office has detailed 9 years of sexual harassment, racial discrimination and retaliation by Mayor Carlo DeMaria during her employment with the city of Everett.

During an emotional two and half hour interview in the backyard of her Everett home with her husband nearby on August 1, Guerline Alcy detailed a toxic work environment at Everett City Hall she claimed existed from the time she began city service in 2012 until she left in 2021.

Alcy said she was hurt by the experience. Why didn’t she come forward earlier? Alcy said she put up with repeated acts of sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation by
the mayor without going to authorities because she couldn’t afford to lose her job.

“I wish I told my husband earlier. I wish I made more noise. I was afraid to speak up. I’m not the only one afraid to speak up,” she said. “I couldn’t afford to lose my job.”

“I am not afraid any longer of speaking up,” she added

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Mayor Does Not Lead, He Controls; He Has No Shame, He Is The Bottom

By Josh Resnek

There is no shame with Mayor Carlo DeMaria.

There is no bottom to where he is sinking.

When Councilor Jimmy Le went down last week, the mayor rounded up his acolytes and prepared the typical backroom dealing that has become his hallmark.

The mayor understands sexual harassment better than most of us, having been involved in a number of rather difficult situations that don’t ever go away.

The mayor can’t make a truthful speech denouncing sexual harassment.

Weeks ago, he promised and announced an investigation into Anthony DiPierro’s racism.

To date, that investigation remains in play in words only, or so it appears.

Cathy Draine, the city’s Black equity chief who the mayor hired, has made no public comments about DiPierro.

Le is expendable. The mayor will not advocate for him as he has been advocating for DiPierro.

The mayor will let Le go down. He will support quiet efforts among his cadre to bring Le down.

He is likely urging his council lackeys to call for Le’s resignation.

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Mailing touches raw nerve

Mayoral election likely to be nasty, crude flier seems to be just the start

By JOSH RESNEK

During deliveries around the city of our newspaper las week, the driver picked up a half dozen fliers that Everett residents received in the mail from individuals who asked him to look it over.

They all reported the fliers came in plain white envelopes with a Florida postmark with no return address.

The envelopes were addressed sloppily in longhand or printed on the front of the envelope.

The 8”x 11” flier presumably attacking the mayor’s record on sexual harassment calls for him to step aside.

In large black Roman bold lettering, the following appears at the top of the flier: #Him-Too?

DeMaria is written across the top of the flier above that.

The flier calls for the mayor to step aside. It asks for an independent independent investigation.

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Petition calls for ban on sex offenders from working as municipal employees

In 1997 an Everett fireman with 10 years of service was convicted of A&B of a child under the age of 14 and his sentence was «suspended» & he was placed on the sex offender list for 15 years. The City of Everett, MA did nothing; they allowed him to continue working as a firefighter for the next 17 years. Last year, the same person drugged & raped me (5 years after the sex offender listing expired). The City will not answer as to why they allowed a sex offender to work as a firefighter, a public position of trust. How many other sex offenders are working in positions of trust in this City?

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