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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The Wellness Center, Again

Councilor Mike McLaughlin appears to be the only voice among his colleagues raising questions about the goings on at the Wellness Center which has undergone the equivalent of a tsunami during the past 2 years.

Suffice to say, the new head of the Wellness Center has his work cut out for him as he is working shoulder to shoulder with several employees allegedly responsible for abusing and harassing other Wellness Center employees who left their jobs rather than to face the daily pressures of being harassed and degraded.

The former no-show head of the Wellness Center resigned or was fired.

It doesn’t matter.

Her replacement was a long time coming. What matters is the future.

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Does Maddox Know Something We Don’t?

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By Josh Resnek


Cathy Judd Stein ready to rule; How does Matt Maddox already Know her decision?

Did the new Chairperson of the Gaming Commission Cathy Judd Stein speak with Wynn Resorts president Matt Maddox last week? And more importantly if she did, did she tell him Wynn Resorts is all set?

Did she say, “Don’t worry Matt. The fix is in.”

Sounds like she did just that.

Maddox was ebullient last week detailing to a group of investment experts the June 23 opening of the casino/hotel here in Everett without a hint of doubt.

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Wellness Center Employee Files Sexual Harassment Claim

By Josh Resnek

An Everett woman has alleged she was bullied and sexually harassed at her job at the Wellness Center, the Leader Herald has learned.

The young woman has apparently filed an official complaint with the city’s Human Services chief, Steve Supino.

Supino was unavailable for comment, according to Tom Philbin, the mayor’s communications chief.

The woman alleging she was bullied and sexually harassed at the Center on Broadway in the former high school building, is believed to be considering a lawsuit against the city.

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