Page 22 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, MAy 19, 2023 RESNEK | FROM PAGE 13 installing surveillance cameras to spy on her as being unfounded, O’Connor stated that he actually believed her charges to be unfounded. And as far as he knew, the claim that she made that the mayor wanted to be a voting member of the school committee out of discrimination against her was also unfounded, O’Connor agreed. “As far as you know, the claim that she has made that the mayor wanted to become a voting member of the school committee out of discrimination against her is unfounded; correct?” asked Robbins. “Correct,” he replied. O’Connor stated previously in his testimony that he believed that under the previous supt., it was important for the mayor to be a voting member of the school committee as he felt in his opinion, that there were serious issues taking place, including gross overspending. In another email exhibit with Resnek from Jan. 24, 2019, O’Connor writes that “FFF’s (Forestiere) run is over, and regardless of what good things you might say, it was characterized by gross overspending and an immoral lack of oversight.” O’Connor stated that the immoral lack of oversight was attributed to the school committee and that the mayor would remedy the situation by becoming a voting member. “And you knew that the reason had nothing to do with a discriminatory motive, correct?” asked the attorney, referring to Tahiliani’s lawsuit. “Yes,” replied O’Connor. With you all the way, Josh O’Connor was asked about Rensek’s Blue Suit articles, in which he would accuse the mayor of criminal activity, and if he, O’Connor ever asked Resnek if he was crossing any lines. O’Connor stated that he had some trepidation about Resnek’s articles but only spoke to him briefly about his approach. Resnek told O’Connor that he was being sued by the mayor and that there was an article in Boston Magazine about him of which he said Resnek wouldn’t comment. “Well your one of the people that encouraged him to keep writing these articles, right?” asked the attorney. “Yeah. I think probably, you know, his friends and people he knew, yeah, probably did -- did encourage him,” replied O’Connor. “Actually, you told him that what he was doing was righteous; right?” asked Robbins. “I may have used that word, yes.” The wonder of it all The questioning turned to the articles Resnek wrote about the mayor and Wynn casino license, which involved Sterling Suff olk owner Joseph O’Donnell, a millionaire developer who sought the same casino license for Revere and Suff olk Downs. Following the awarding of the license to Wynn Resorts, Resnek wrote a series of articles calling the mayor, Kickback Carlo” as well as boasting how his “pieces” were taking their toll on the mayor’s reputation. In a May 10, 2019 email to O’Connor, Resnek boasts, “What you fail to note is the sinking feeling Kickback Carlo got today hearing this news - which he certainly must have known about but wasn’t smart enough to get ahead of. On the other hand, his silence reveals that the upper echelon at Wynn Resorts wants nothing whatsoever to do with him. My pieces have taken a toll. The FBI stuff . The wire taps. The boldness of it all” is what Mr. Resnek writes to you; correct?” asks Atty. Robbins. “Correct,” replies O’Connor. Resnek, once again, reaches down to the bottom of the barrel, writing to O’Connor, “Didn’t call Kickback to tell him ‘We’ll probably be opening a week or two late, Carlo. And by the way, we may be going to court to challenge the ruling - and this could complicate things. Thanks, Carlo for everything you’ve done in the past. We’ll let you know what’s going on when we feel like it. Please don’t bother us. Go eat another bowl of pasta.’” The attorney asks O’Connor if he noted the anti-Italian ethnic slur by Resnek. “Yes. It’s an insensitive comment, absolutely,” replies O’Connor. “And you’ve heard Mr. Resnek make comments about Mr. DeMaria’s ethnicity before, haven’t you,” asked Robbins. “Yes,” said O’Connor. O’Connor agreed that the articles written by Resnek were humiliating DeMaria not just in Everett but elsewhere. “And did you have any regard, by the way, to the impact that these humiliating articles were having on Mr. DeMaria’s family?” asked the attorney. “Yes, I like to think about people’s families. Yes,” he replied. O’Connor admitted that he recalled making any objection to Resnek about the impact his articles to the mayor’s NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING EVERETT REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY PROPOSED MINOR PLAN CHANGE TO LOWER BROADWAY DISTRICT URBAN RENEWAL PLAN Public Notice is hereby given that the Everett Redevelopment Authority (“ERA”) will hold a public hearing to solicit feedback on a proposed Minor Plan Change to the Lower Broadway District Urban Renewal Plan on Tuesday, May 30 2023, starting at 6:00PM, via Zoom. The public may view and participate in the hearing at this link: https://ci-everett-ma. zoom.us/j/81623643814?pwd=a3NvNkJ2Y1dGVkQ0OWpoN0JEbGVQdz09. This link and the relevant Meeting ID/Password for the hearing will be provided on the hearing agenda and on the City of Everett’s website. The proposed Minor Plan Change is to reflect changes made to Section 30 (“Lower Broadway Economic Development District”) of the City of Everett Zoning Ordinance and City of Everett Zoning Map, enrolled by the City Council on December 12, 2022, ordained on January 9, 2023 and signed by the Mayor on January 16, 2023, which are as follows: a. Modify the boundary of the Resort Casino Overlay District so as to extend over and across Broadway (Route 99) to encompass and include all of the land within the City of Everett bounded by Dexter Street, Robin Street, Mystic Street, Bow Street, and Broadway, as shown on the attached updated Zoning Map; and b. Section 30(F)(1): Modify the minimum open space requirement applicable to a Gaming Establishment within the Resort Casino Overlay District from 30% to 25%. For those who are unable to join the meeting, questions and/or comments may be submitted to Matt Lattanzi via email (Matt.Lattanzi@ci.everett.ma.us), by mail (484 Broadway, Room 26, Everett City Hall, Everett, MA 02149), or by dropping off a piece of correspondence to the Planning & Development Department (Room 26) prior to the meeting. David Ragucci, Chairman May 12, 19, 2023 - LEGAL NOTICE - COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS THE TRIAL COURT PROBATE AND FAMILY COURT Middlesex Division Docket No. MI21P2920EA Estate of: JAMES V. CONTI Date of Death: 02/01/2021 INFORMAL PROBATE PUBLICATION NOTICE To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, by Petition of Petitioner Carol A. Stevenson of Everett, MA a will has been admitted to informal probate. Carol A. Stevenson of Everett, MA has been informally appointed as the Personal Representative of the estate to serve without surety on the bond. The estate is being administered under informal procedure by the Personal Representative under the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but interested parties are entitled to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Representative and can petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration. Interested parties are entitled to petition the Court to institute formal proceedings and to obtain orders terminating or restricting the powers of Personal Representatives appointed under informal procedure. A copy of the Petition and Will, if any, can be obtained from the Petitioner May 19, 2023 family or if he could recall any response from Resnek. But another email exhibit would off set O’Connor’s claim of sympathy when he writes gushing his approval to Resnek in a May 20, 2019 email, stating, “Sounds a bit outlandish as I write it, but the mayor is clearly a little desperate. The beating you dish out to him is so profoundly exquisite, on-target, and humiliating.” O’Connor admitted that he understood that the articles Resnek and Philbin were publishing were humiliating to the mayor, but said he didn’t love what he wrote to Resnek despite calling the “beating” of the mayor “profoundly exquisite.” O’Connor stated that he didn’t think that way about the articles all the time. When asked if he believed everything written by Resnek about the mayor to be true and accurate, O’Connor replied that he didn’t know – and that he couldn’t speak to their veracity despite telling Resnek that his articles were true. In a June 11, 2019 email exhibit, Resnek claims to O’Connor his true purpose of publishing the newspaper. “The rest of the paper almost doesn’t matter except for getting rid of Carlo - and then what?” is consistent with the other times that he said to you that the purpose of the newspaper from Philbin’s and his perspective was to destroy Carlo DeMaria, correct?” “Correct,” replies O’Connor.

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