Democratic city official under investigation for yelling at special needs child

Nicole Lafond Contributor
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The city ethics committee for Everett, Mass., plans to look into allegations against a Democratic city official who was accused of berating a child with special needs on March 6.

The decision to look into the allegations was made Monday night at the town’s city hall meeting, Fox News Boston reported.

Everett elected official Wayne Matesky, who is running for state representative, was recently accused of yelling at the family of a special needs child because he felt the family could not control the child, while he was dining at a Texas Roadhouse in Everett, Fox News Boston reported.

Witnesses and a Texas Roadhouse spokesperson made the accusations, however, Matewsky denied the incident every happened and claims the accusations were politically motivated.

According to a spokesperson for Texas Roadhouse, Matesky used “foul language,” left without paying his bill and threatened to have the restaurant shut down by the health department.

Matesky apologized to the restaurant staff, recently, according to a statement by Texas Roadhouse.

“We are pleased that Mr. Matewsky has since apologized to our staff for this unfortunate incident. We are willing to forgive and forget, and consider this matter closed,” the statement said.

Matewsky has been working in Everett politics for 30 years and is the leading Democrat in the special election primary to replace Stephen Smith who recently resigned from the state House of Representatives.

Everett’s ethics committee plans to complete their investigation of the allegations by April 4. The accusations could be grounds for removal of Matewsky from the council, but it is unclear what the outcome will be as the special election for state representative will probably be on April 2.

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