Rosario's daughter, Candy Vicente was subsequently denied an auto license.
Rosario, Diaz said, is the former stepfather of Martinez. Both Diaz and Martinez denied having a relationship or any contact with Rosario at the current time.
Councilman Peter Blais asked Diaz if Rosario or Vicente will have any role in the business.
"Not now. Not in the future," she said.
Diaz's license was revoked last spring after violating terms of their special permit related to zoning. Attorney Ed Casey, however, told the board that Zoning Board is now satisfied with actions taken.
Diaz is currently a dental hygentist attending dental school. Casey said she is at the shop nearly every day.
"Over the course of a number of months we were able to
address all of the Zoning Board’s concerns," Casey said. "I think at the end of the
presentation, when the zoning board closed the hearing, the zoning board had
sufficient time to evaluate the character of this woman and her fiance’."
Casey said that Diaz, who came to America from the Dominican Republic in 2006, embodies the "American Spirit."
"I offer this history to you because if I were in your shoes,
I would be wondering, ‘are we dealing with the same potential problem with a
different name?’ I don’t think so," he said.