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.