World reknowned jazz painist dead at 79


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


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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Everett man charged in attack on FBI HQ building in Chelsea


An Everett man has been charged with trying to damage the Boston FBI headquarters in Chelsea by scaling a perimeter fence and then breaking a window and pounding a door with rock in a failed attempt to get inside the building.

Brian Ricardo Dennis, 52, of Everett was charged in a criminal complaint with damaging government property following an appearance in Federal District Court in Boston Monday. He is being held without bail and will be detained until a probable cause and detention hearing this week.

Dennis allegedly scaled the perimeter fence at the Chelsea headquarters of the FBI on Friday, July 31 at 1:20 am.

Video surveillance recorded Dennis climbing over the fence, approaching an exterior door, banging on the door with his hands and then retrieving a large rock and repeatedly throwing the rock against the door, shattering it’s glass before he allegedly climbed back over the perimeter fence and left the area.

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Leslie M. Beck Jr.

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Beck, Leslie M. Jr.o fMelrose, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, December 19, 2019 in the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Hewas66yearsold.

Born in Chelsea, Leslie worked as a truck driver. Leslie served our country in the United States Marine Corps.

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