Happy Birthday Adam

Airman Adam Abdelgemid

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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.

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A debt I can never repay

Author thanks first responders for saving his life

By STEPHEN PINTO

Saturday, March 20th began like any other Saturday during a year of COVID.

I made breakfast for my mother.

APRIL 5: Everett Fire Engine 3 responds to a call. (Photo by Jim Mahoney)

I made certain she had her morning medications. I helped my mom to get dressed and to be ready for the day.

A few days before, on the 16th of March, she turned 94 years.

I poured myself a cup of coffee and I ate some buttered toast.

My appetite didn’t feel too hearty that day less than one month ago.

Later that morning, I was feeling sick to my stomach.

I didn’t know really what to do. I went back to bed.

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Mazzie Collyer signs of from EPD

Sgt Regina Mazzie Collyer receives her pin. (Courtesy of Everett Police Dept./Facebook)

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.

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World reknowned jazz painist dead at 79

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Chick Corea at the Kongsberg Jazz Festival in 2018. (Photo by Tore Saetre/Creatvie Commons)

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.

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Capone family honors Dorothy Martin Long

The Capone family recognizes Dorothy Martin Lang for her contributions. (Courtesy photo)


The Capone Family recently honored the late Dorothy Martin Long in recognition and appreciation of her advocacy on behalf of Housing Families GREAT Youth and Families Program in Malden.

Housing Families assists children experiencing educational challenges created by housing instability to receive homework and tutoring help. Mrs. Long was a steadfast supporter of the Program.

Dorothy volunteered as a tutor for over 16 years. She was well known in Everett for her community service, her boundless energy, and her commitment to helping others.

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