Airman Adam Abdelgemid just celebrated his 21st birthday.
As a kid growing up in Everett, he was excited and full of life since attending his first class at Patty Cake Day care.This was followed by attending the George Keverian School, then onto Pioneer Charter and ending up at Saugus High School when his family moved out of the city.
He graduated from Salem State University. He made the Dean’s List. Those who know Adam speak of his intelligence and his humility.
Since he was a kid, he has worked at the family business on Ferry Street, The Ferry Street Service Station – best known for its low gasoline prices, car repair services and the members of the Abdelgemid Family who have worked hard and smart since immigrating from Egypt many years back.
Sgt Regina Mazzie Collyer. She retires after 32 years of service with Everett PD. She worked stints in Patrol Operations, was a long time investigator in the CIU & recently was assigned in a support role working special projects.
Mulitple Grammy Award winner, musical giant, winner had strong Everett tie
By JOSH RESNEK
World-famous jazz pianist Chick Corea succumbed to cancer over the weekend.
He grew up in Chelsea, where a street has been named after him. But he spent his high school years in Everett, where his parents moved.
His father was a musician in a band. Son Chick was brought up in the Woodlawn neighborhood.
He attended Chelsea Public Schools.
When Corea was 16, the family moved to another Woodlawn home on Abbott Street.
Corea had strong Everett connections.
In fact, he graduated from Everett’s Vocational High School in 1958 and left to embark on a lifelong rendezvous with destiny as one of the world’s most renowned and accomplished jazz composers and pianist.
This writer interviewed Corea in 1992 for a lengthy and personal piece that appeared in the Improper Bostonian Magazine.