Articles by Emily Cassel



At the Rockwell, Friends and Former Bandmates Remember Jason Molina

I’m to blame for the fact that Jason Evans Groth is answering my questions from the frozen goods aisle of a North Carolina Costco. Groth and the other musicians calling themselves Songs: Molina – A Memorial Electric Co. will be at the Rockwell in Davis Square on Saturday to perform a tribute to their friend and collaborator Jason […]


Here’s What’s Coming to the Former Journeyman Space in Union Square

Not long after co-owners Tse Wei Lim and Diana Kudayarova announced that Journeyman would shutter after seven years in Union Square, we know what will take its place: Field & Vine, a neighborhood restaurant serving seasonal, locally sourced, shareable plates. It’s a real Union Square success story for Field & Vine co-owners Sara Markey and Andrew Brady, who live […]


What’s In A Name? Leone’s Sub & Pizza | SCOUTV Episode #13

It seems fairly safe to assume that the people behind iconic local businesses like Jerry’s Liquors and Mike’s Food & Spirits would actually be named Jerry and Mike. It seems fairly safe… but it isn’t. While plenty of places around town are still helmed by the folks whose names they bear, it turns out that […]



Somerville: Then and Now

In our May/June “Know Your Neighborhood” edition, we took a little trip down memory lane with photos of Somerville past and present. How many of these iconic area spots can you recognize from archival photos? This story appears in the May/June 2017 issue of Scout, which is available for free at more than 220 drop spots throughout […]


A “Big Gay Dance Party” is Coming to Union Square

This year, Somerville is kicking off Pride Month with a brand-new event you won’t want to miss: a Big Gay Dance Party. The free event from the Somerville Arts Council and the Somerville LGBTQ Community Liaison will bring glitz and glitter to the Union Square Plaza from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on June 3, with music […]



What’s In A Name? Jerry’s Liquors

It seems fairly safe to assume that the people behind iconic local businesses like Jerry’s Liquors and Mike’s Food & Spirits would actually be named Jerry and Mike. It seems fairly safe… but it isn’t. While plenty of places around town are still helmed by the folks whose names they bear, it turns out that […]


What’s In A Name? Mike’s Food & Spirits | SCOUTV Episode #12

It seems fairly safe to assume that the people behind businesses like Jerry’s Liquors and Mike’s Food & Spirits would actually be named Jerry and Mike. It seems fairly safe… but it isn’t. While plenty of places around town—Leone’s, Dave’s Fresh Pasta, Alibrandi’s Barber Shop—are still run by the folks whose names they bear, it […]


A Pop-Up Cafe (With Drinking Chocolate!) is Coming to Aeronaut

Chocolatier Alexandra Whisnant of Gaté Comme des Filles and Compliments Food Co. founder Bobby MacLean already have a home at Aeronaut (14 Tyler St.), where Whisnant’s high-end chocolate company shares space in the Foods Hub and Compliments serves grilled cheese, chili and more tasty taproom comfort food several times a week. Now, the pair are […]