Matewsky calls allegations of bad beh...

Matewsky calls allegations of bad behavior a “smear tactic”

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Wizard of Oz

Medford, MA

#1 Mar 14, 2013
Councillor calls allegations of bad behavior a “smear tactic”
March 13, 2013
By James David Mitchell

http://everett.advocatenews.net/councillor-ca...

Monday night’s board of aldermen meeting began with the public participation segment with accusations by a Revere man accusing a city councillor of acting obnoxious and combative at a local restaurant last week.
Michael Toto, a resident of North Shore Rd., and former Everett resident, claimed that Ward One Councillor and Democratic candidate for state representative Wayne Matewsky allegedly acted intolerably to Texas Roadhouse staff and customers last Wednesday evening as he demanded special seating arrangements to be changed due to the behavior of a what Toto alleges was a 5-7 year-old handicapped child. Toto stated that the child’s father almost came to blows with Matewsky over his behavior towards the man’s child.
Toto stated that Matewsky even threatened the restaurant manager that he would summon the board of health if his demands were not met when he allegedly demanded to be seated away from the handicapped child. Toto claimed that Matewsky even walked out on his bill.
When asked what the board was going to do about Matewsky’s behavior, Board President Sal Sachetta stated that there was nothing that could be done and said that Toto’s “naming of names” was not allowed but allowed him to continue.
Toto stated that Matewsky’s behavior was a “slap in the face” to the city and that he would go to the TV stations,“Hank Phillipy” because he did not want the issue to die.
Alderman Robert Van Campen advised Toto to write a letter to the president of the Common Council Leo McKinnon and the city clerk which could then be forwarded to the state ethics commission.
In an interview with the Everett Advocate on Tuesday, Councillor Wayne Matewsky categorically denied all the charges, saying that Michael Toto, someone unknown to him, is not telling the truth and the events Toto described never happened.
Matewsky last week had successfully won the Democratic primary over four other candidates and will face two Independents in the April 2 special election for former disgraced Rep. Stephen Smith’s House seat.
Matewsky stated that he was with his neighbor and a lady friend sitting at the bar waiting for a table when they were seated. He said he then noticed a handicapped or autistic person, not a young child as his accuser claims, but older adult approx.“30 to 40 years old” acting aggressively and very loud, despite being in a loud environment that is the Texas Roadhouse, says Matewsky.
“I just felt uncomfortable and asked nicely if there was another table available,” said the councilor who stated that the family of the handicapped person was a couple of tables away but the person was very loud.
Matewsky said that when he was told there were no other tables available, he just left money for the drinks and told the manager that he and his party would leave quietly, as not to embarrass anyone.
“No one came to my table or confronted me – I never insulted anyone,” said Matewsky.”I believe this is a smear tactic and it’s not right.”
Matewsky stated that he had no idea about any allegations until his supporters called him on Monday evening and told him to watch the rebroadcast of the aldermen meeting.
“I know the Toto family (of Everett)– they have a sign on their lawn for me,” said Matewsky. The councillor stated that he would address the issue at the next common council meeting on Monday night.
“It’s not right – I run a clean campaign,” said Matewsky.“This is definitely a smear campaign.”
“I never offended anyone or tried to offend anyone.”
Anonymous

Londonderry, NH

#2 Mar 16, 2013
I work @ the restaurant matewsky visited on the 6th. He was removed from the establishment due to his obscene behavior. Matewsky does not deserve to represent the people of Everett. I am personally beginning a social media group to ensure his removal.
Alan D

Malden, MA

#3 Mar 16, 2013
I am not a lawyer but I can't help but think that if waynes version of events are what happened than he would have legal grounds to sue Toto.He got up in public and made allegations that may or may not be true. So my guess is if Wayne doesn't sue there could be more to it than he admits.
everett

Stoneham, MA

#4 Mar 16, 2013
Anonymous wrote:
I work @ the restaurant matewsky visited on the 6th. He was removed from the establishment due to his obscene behavior. Matewsky does not deserve to represent the people of Everett. I am personally beginning a social media group to ensure his removal.
Removal from what? He isn't elected yet. Just don't vote for him.
g man

Medford, MA

#5 Mar 16, 2013
i don't think we're in kansas anymore toto
Jim

Malden, MA

#6 Mar 16, 2013
Anonymous wrote:
I work @ the restaurant matewsky visited on the 6th. He was removed from the establishment due to his obscene behavior. Matewsky does not deserve to represent the people of Everett. I am personally beginning a social media group to ensure his removal.
1st of all Anonymous. Unless you are willing to public identify yourself you have no right to call anyone else out by name. You want to start a social media site against Matewsky ? Be man enough or woman enough to identify yourself. You are a coward in my opinion to hide behind the Anonymous moniker. If his behavior was in fact that bad then fine you have every right to complain about it. But at least be adult enough to say it to his face and not from behind a mask either.
Employee

Boston, MA

#7 Mar 16, 2013
This is false. There was no scene at the bar at all. I work there and was on my shift that day. He actually over paid his tab and there was no bad exchange of words. So unless you were there you don't know the truth. He was not loud and yelling at all. He was very understanding and was not the first person that asked to be moved. It was a very understandable situation and people should stop saying things happened that didn't. I am not from Everett but I will say this is the craziest thing ever. Someone is making something that was nothing.
True Story

Boston, MA

#8 Mar 16, 2013
Employee the facts are the facts. If you work at the Roadhouse, I am going to ask you one question if you can answer it which you should be able to then fine. What is the first name of Mr. Doster??
I know

Winthrop, MA

#9 Mar 16, 2013
Matewsky has said he was there. No one could even think this crap up. Be serious, it happened. I'm so sick of all the BS around this issue. Use common sense,
Carl

Everett, MA

#10 Mar 17, 2013
Toto or should I say dodo? Your performance at the board of aldermen meeting was coerced, rehearsed, and disgraceful. You are an undesirable pathetic jack ass. Toto excuse me dodo. A rat comes out of a hole. In your case you came out of Marchese,s cellar same thing. Do do what else are you hiding in your closet?Dodo is it Revere or Everett? Dodo bird or is it canary? It must be canary because you sure are yellow.
Employee

Boston, MA

#11 Mar 18, 2013
I know wrote:
Matewsky has said he was there. No one could even think this crap up. Be serious, it happened. I'm so sick of all the BS around this issue. Use common sense,
Travis ........any other questions. I don't need to prove anything I was just stating the truth. Sorry to upset anyone because I know sometimes gossip is more fun for some people. But not when it is hurting a person. If this s how someone has to try and win a race...shame on them. I feel bad the guy is getting accused for something false
Employee

Boston, MA

#12 Mar 18, 2013
True Story wrote:
Employee the facts are the facts. If you work at the Roadhouse, I am going to ask you one question if you can answer it which you should be able to then fine. What is the first name of Mr. Doster??
Travis ... Now Fine
Employee is wrong

Charlestown, MA

#13 Mar 18, 2013
Fox 25 has received an email from Texas Roadhouse that Matewsky did cause a disturbance and was asked to leave.

Watch Fox 25 news. The story is on the news

Got that, Now Fine.
Posterer Employee Wrong

Charlestown, MA

#14 Mar 18, 2013
Facts are facts. Matewsky did cause a disturbance and it was witnessed. Now you know.
who

United States

#15 Mar 18, 2013
He claims NOTHING at all happened...

so why did he apologize to the Roadhouse Restaurant?
Ever rat in the news

Boston, MA

#16 Mar 18, 2013
Fox 25 led with this story.
He did NOT look good.
And neither did Everett.
Gil T

Malden, MA

#17 Mar 19, 2013
The nutz came out of the woodwork, just like they will on election day. And since the rest of the choices aren't a whole lot better, not enough people will even bother to try and stop him.

All hail Black Eye-ville's new state rep and absentee ballot king!!

McLaughlin = Never met a TV camera he didn't like. Must have been dissappointed with the way that Fox editted him out.
Mel

Winthrop, MA

#18 Mar 19, 2013

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