Carlo DeMaria, the mayor of Everett, has become known as a small-city mayor with big dreams tied to the state’s nascent casino business.
He has been a tireless cheerleader for Steve Wynn’s proposed casino on the Mystic River, drawing scrutiny earlier this year for his ties to two men with felony records who may have a stake in the site.
But that is nothing compared with the allegations in an explosive story in the Sunday Globe.
Four women have accused the mayor of sexual harassment — in some cases “harassment” may be too mild a term. One was a former city employee, while two of them worked at doughnut shops owned by DeMaria. One of them was a soldier’s mother who was allegedly harassed, for years, after asking for the mayor’s help on a project to aid veterans.
What kind of person is DeMaria when he is on the prowl? One of the women has said he exposed himself. Another says he groped her, twice. The former city worker says the mayor summoned her to his office several times, telling her on one occasion that the only reason she was hired was because she had nice breasts. Although “breasts” wasn’t the word he used.
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