Page 6 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, MAy 19, 2023 ~ Political Announcement ~ $2.99 GALLON We accept: MasterCard * Visa * & Discover Price Subject to Change without notice 100 Gal. Min. 24 Hr. Service 781-286-2602 Joanna Garren announces Candidacy for Everett Ward 2 School Committee M y name is Joanna Garren, and I am running for School Committee, Ward 2. I have a BFA from the University of Hartford and a Master’s of Art Therapy from Albertus Magnus College. In Lawrence A. Simeone Jr. Attorney-at-Law ~ Since 1989 ~ * Corporate Litigation * Criminal/Civil * MCAD * Zoning/Land Court * Wetlands Litigation * Workmen’s Compensation * Landlord/Tenant Litigation * Real Estate Law * Construction Litigation * Tax Lein * Personal Injury * Bankruptcy * Wrongful Death * Zoning/Permitting Litigation 300 Broadway, Suite 1, Revere * 781-286-1560 Lsimeonejr@simeonelaw.net 2007, I joined the Americorps NCCC program, and spent ten months helping to rebuild communities that were devastated by Hurricane Katrina. My husband and I moved to Everett in 2016, and I currently work as a stay-at-home mom to two children, one of whom is on the autism spectrum. Since coming to Everett, I have served on the boards of Integral Arts Everett, the Everett Food Policy Council, and am currently on the board of the Everett Arts and Cultural Council. The reason I am running for school committee is to be an RESNEK | FROM PAGE 1 drew Philbin, Sr., and Sergio Cornelio. O’Connor, who admitted to Our 50th Anniversary Dan - 1972 We Sell Cigars & Accessories! Chris 2023 * Travel Humidors * Desk Top Humidors * Many Types of Lighters * Ash Trays * Juuls * Vapes * Glass Pipes * Rewards Program * CBD Infused Products * GIFTS UNDER $30 - GIFT CERTIFICATES R.Y.O. TOBACCO & TUBES ON SALE! SPECIAL SALE! TRAVEL HUMIDORS & ALL BONGS! ALL MAJOR BRANDS Singles * Tins * Bundles * Boxes CIGAR SMOKER’S DELIGHT! 15 Handmade Cigars - (incl. a Cohiba) $43.95 NEW STORE HOURS: Mon. - Sat.: 9AM - 7PM Sunday & Holidays: 9AM - 6PM A.B.C. CIGAR 170 REVERE ST., REVERE (781) 289-4959 --------HUMIDORS ON SALE! STARTING AT $99. COMPLETE! --------nomic status, or country of birth. It seems clear that many of the young people in the schools don’t feel that their elected officials are supporting them or listening to their concerns. My job as a committee member will be to listen and learn from my constituents on how we can give our children the best possible educational experience. I believe that the best way Joanna Garren Candidate for School Committee advocate for all students, regardless of ability, socioecoworking for both the newspaper as a pagenizer from 2017 to 2019 and for the Everett school department, a clear ethics violation, admitted under oath that he never disclosed his “arrangement” with the State Ethics Commission or the city solicitor before or while being paid approximately $300 per week as an employee of the Leader Herald all the while working for the Everett Public Schools, beginning as a clerk/typist under Supt. Forestiere. O’Connor, represented by Atty. Robert Galvin for the Everett School Committee, was asked by the mayor’s attorney, Jeffrey Robbins, if he considered himself a double agent while working for the school dept. and the newspaper as he was working on the clock, accepting money from the City and the Leader Herald, while sending emails to Resnek about the superintendent. “Do you think that was honest?” asked the attorney. “No,” admitted O’Connor. O’Connor admitted that he was in constant contact with Resnek providing inside information about the superintendent while working for both. In a Jan. 3, 2019 email to Resnek while working at the school dept., O’Connor reports on a conversation he had with Forestiere, where he tells Resnek the school committee is “owned by the mayor” after former school committee member Bernie D’Onofrio is elected chairman over former school committee member Lester MacLaughlin. O’Connor tells Resnek that Forestiere had controlled the to bring positive change to the world is to start with our local communities. I love how this city has welcomed me and my family, and I look forward to serving all of you. school committee for most of his tenure. O’Connor informs Resnek that Forestiere wants to expose and go after certain people – and wants to meet with Philbin and Resnek. Atty. Robbins asked the witness if he thought it inappropriate for the mayor to be a voting member of the school committee, to which O’Connor replied he did not. “There is nothing discriminatory about Mr. DeMaria wanting the mayor of the City of Everett to be a voting member of the school committee, is there?” “No,” replied O’Connor following his attorney’s objection. In response to an O’Connor email disclosing the school situation as disastrous, Robbins asked O’Connor whether it wasn’t entirely appropriate for the mayor to want to improve the situation. “It would make sense for the mayor of the City of Everett to want to be a voting member of the school committee to help get control over this fiasco, correct?” asked Robbins. “Yes,” stated O’Connor. O’Connor admitted that he was doing his best in relaying information that Philbin was interested in as Philbin’s capacity as a newspaper owner. In emails between O’Connor and Resnek, O’Connor would remark that the mayor probably wished he would be doing something else given he would have to endure what Resnek had written about him. O’Connor stated that he beRESNEK | SEE PAGE 13

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