Page 22 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, ApRil 21, 2023 RESNEK | FROM PAGE 1 Matthew Philbin, Resnek and Dorchester Publications, LLC on August 22, 2022, which would allow DeMaria to look back to 2017 when Philbin and Resnek first started publishing. In July or August 2022, Philbin’s counsel withdrew from representing him, leaving Philbin to obtain new counsel. On September 6, DeMaria’s lawyers subpoenaed Philbin’s former vice president for operations, Elena Vega, who provided sworn testimony on October 3, stating that the Leader Herald wasn’t a legitimate newspaper. On October 4, 2022, Philbin transferred three Everett properties – two on Chelsea Street and one on Ferry Street – out of his own name and into the name of three newly formed limited liability companies. These have all the earmarks of fraudulent transfers: attempts by Philbin to hide his assets in order to try to evade having his property attached as a result of a jury verdict against him. Philbin admitted to knowing when Sergio Cornelio and Resnek’s depositions were taken, but claimed he only heard ~ LEGAL NOTICE ~ Everett Housing Authority Notice of Comment Period & Public Hearing The Everett Housing Authority (EHA) is required by Section 511 of the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998 and 24 CFR 903, issued by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on October 21, 1999 to review its procedures and policies annually. The Housing Agency Plan is a comprehensive document that describes aspects of the EHA’s Federal program. A public comment period commences on May 1, 2023 and will end the close of business June 15, 2023. The EHA has made no changes to its current goals, objectives or policies but will accept comments on our current policies in writing or on audiotape during this period. A Public Hearing will be held on or about June 21st 2023 at the EHA Main Office located at 393 Ferry Street, Everett MA 02149. This location is wheelchair accessible. An exact date of the Public Hearing will be posted at City Hall. The EHA plans and policies are available for review at the main office during regular office hours. The telephone number for the Housing Authority is (617) 387-6389. Dominic Puleo, Chairman Date: May 1, 2023 April 21, 2023 about the testimony of the two defendants from others secondhand. Asked if he ever discussed with his corrupt publisher his testimony, Philbin admitted that he did. Philbin, who has denied that he played any role in reviewing and approving the defamatory articles, is shown text after text, email after email, proving that he insisted that he be shown every article before it was published, that in fact the articles were as a matter of procedure shown to him for his review, comment and approval before the articles were published. “Can you think of any occasion when the newspaper was published without your approval? Can you identify any such occasion?” asked Atty. Robbins. “I can’t give you a particular date,” said Philbin. The questions turned to the LEGAL NOTICE EVERETT PLANNING BOARD PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Public Hearing on an application by Oakes Realty Trust Property located at: 33 Oakes Street Site Plan Review & Inclusionary Zoning Special Permit In accordance with the provisions of M.G.L Chapter 40A and with Sections 5, 19, and 32 of the Everett Zoning Ordinance, the Everett Planning Board will conduct a public hearing on Monday, May 1st, 2023 at 6:00PM in the Speaker George Keverian Room (Room 37, Everett City Hall) to consider the above-listed application for Site Plan Review and Inclusionary Zoning Special Permit. This proposal calls for the construction of an addition to an already-existing four-story residential building, adding six (6) additional units, one (1) of which is to be designated as deed-restricted affordable, bringing the total number of units to twenty-four (24). The proposed addition would have an approximate size of 7,825 square feet. 33 Oakes Street is a parcel of land referenced by Assessors Department as E0-03-000055 and E0-03-000057. A copy of the application and plans are on file and available in the Office of the City Clerk and the Department of Planning and Development, both located at City Hall, 484 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149 and can be inspected online anytime at http://www.cityofeverett.com/449/Planning-Board and/or by request during regular City Hall business hours by contacting The Planning and Development Office at 617-394-2334. All persons interested in or wishing to be heard on the applications may attend and participate in person. This project, along with all other projects to be discussed at the meeting, can be found on the posted Agenda at the following link: http://www.cityofeverett.com/AgendaCenter. Questions and comments can be directed in advance of the public hearing to Matt Lattanzi of the Department of Planning & Development at Matt.Lattanzi@ci.everett.ma.us or 617-394-2230. Frederick Cafasso, Chairman April 14, 21, 2023 newspaper offering free political advertising to a candidate in exchange for an interview. Philbin admitted to having dinner with Margaret Cornelio, Sergio Cornelio’s mother, who ran for city councillor in 2021. Philbin, along with his brother, stated he met with Mr. and Mrs. Cornelio, and their son, City Clerk Sergio Cornelio, at a Lynn restaurant, claiming he didn’t know why she wanted to meet with him. The attorney asked Philbin if the meeting was intended to provide information pertaining to the mayor and the city clerk’s real estate deal, which Resnek reported to be illegal, and to pave the way for a Boston Globe story. Shown an exhibit of an email between Resnek and Boston Globe reporter Andrea Estes about the lunch with Mrs. Cornelio, Resnek writes, “I loaded it up nicely. Mrs. Cornelio’s quarter page thank you helped things along. She’s paying but it won’t be much.” Philbin denied having any conversation with Resnek about offering advertising to Mrs. Cornelio as an incentive. He was then shown another email between Resnek and Mrs. Cornelio, where Resnek writes, “I am placing a quarter page ad for your campaign in Wednesday’s paper which will be distributed to every home in the city. Let me know about Sergio giving Andrea [Estes] a call or her giving him a call. Thanks. The ad is on Matt, and I don’t pay attention to the billing. Keep campaigning.” Philbin then admitted to the attorney that Resnek’s email to Margaret Cornelio states that he’s paying for the political ad. Philbin is shown another email from Resnek to him, stating, “Matt, we have taken care of Mrs. Cornelio as suggested/directed. All set.” Philbin claimed that he didn’t know what Resnek was referring to. Asked if he called Resnek and asked for an explanation, Philbin said he didn’t remember. Philbin admitted that Dorchester Publications, LLC is essentially a sham enterprise. He could point to no operating agreement, no corporate records and no assets other than tables and computers, according to his testimony. He had to pump $500,000 of his own money into the newspaper to pay the expenses, which included paying himself and his brother rent as they owned the Church Street building the paper operated from. There are no documents of any kind referencing any loan of any kind for the $500,000; instead, Philbin just paid it out of his personal accounts and the accounts of his various companies. During testimony, Atty. Jeffrey Robbins asked Philbin if he wrote checks from his own accounts to Dorchester Publications. Philbin replied, “I’ve transferred money from my account into Dorchester Publications.” An exhibit presented by the attorney showed an email dated from 2021 from his former vice president of operations, Elena Vega, where she provides Philbin with the yearly expense report for the newspaper, stating, “To date, you have contributed $97,305.32.” Philbin also testified that he paid for the purchase of the Leader Herald newspaper, yet records show that he paid nothing for the newspaper, but that rather, his father, Andrew T. Philbin, Sr. bought it from Elizabeth Curnane, wife of the late publisher Joseph Curnane, Jr. following his passing, and just gave it to him, according to evidence presented at the deposition. In documents provided by the elder Philbin to the mayor’s attorneys, there is an Asset Purchase Agreement between Everett Leader Publishing, Inc. and Andrew T. Philbin, or his nominee. Philbin questions the document’s signature despite being provided with multiple purchase and sale agreements between Mrs. Curnane and his father. “Do you have any evidence that you purchased the newspaper?” asked the attorney. “Yes, I believe there is,” replied Philbin. “What kind?” asked Robbins. “I don’t know,” said Philbin. Not knowing, remembering or recalling was par for the course. Next week: Philbin claims it wasn’t his policy to hurt the mayor.

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