Articles by Emily Frost

The ’Ville Gets A New Wine Haven

Joe’s Liquor’s Wine Destination is a Family Effort Paul Robichaud admits it’s an unlikely combination: an encyclopedic knowledge of tools and a deep appreciation and understanding of fine wine. “Not everyone understood how you could be in the tool business and know about wine,” he says. “It was hard to explain to anyone.” But the […]


A Q&A with Union Square Main Streets

Voted Best Neighborhood to Eat, Live, and Work There’s an undeniable, infectious energy that permeates Union Square these days. A new brewery, dozens of new businesses, and restaurants consistently on regional or national “best of” lists all contribute to the square’s vibrancy, says Jessica Eshleman, executive director of Union Square Main Streets. If its popularity […]


SCOUT’S HONORED: HAIR by Christine & Co.

HAIR by Christine & Co. Hair Salon Haircut – Christine Hair color – Ashley 217 Highland Ave., (617) 776-6470 hairbychristineandco.com A repeat Scout’s Honored winner for “Best Hair Salon,” Christine Andrade McSheehy has owned HAIR by Christine & Co. since 2011. The salon has a team of six stylists, including Ashley Claudino, who won this year’s […]


MEET YOUR WINNERS: Arts & Entertainment

Best Comedy Show: Winter Hill Brewing Company’s BEER ME! 328 Broadway, (617) 718-2337 winterhillbrewing.com Read our article on BEER ME! here. Jewelry Design: e. scott originals 199B Highland Ave., (617) 776-2814 escottoriginals.com Read our article on e. scott originals here. Events Space: Arts at the Armory 191 Highland Ave., (617) 718-2191 artsatthearmory.org Music Venue: ONCE Somerville 156 […]


BEER ME! Voted Best Comedy Show in the ‘Ville

Winter Hill Brewing Company’s BEER ME! Best Comedy Show 328 Broadway, (617) 718-2337 winterhillbrewing.com You might be surprised to learn that Somerville’s best comedy show is run by a brewery. And based on the caliber of Winter Hill Brewing Company’s beer program, you’d guess the owners were focused only on their beer. But Jeff Rowe […]


Meet Fluffy, Creator of Community at the Mystic Learning Center

You matter, and your community has your back. That’s the fundamental message Florence Bergmann has tried to impart to thousands of East Somerville children over the past 45 years through her work at the Mystic Learning Center (MLC). MLC works to break the cycle of poverty by providing a safe, low-cost space for kids and […]



A Feast For Your Ears

Somerville-grown ‘Gastropod’ tackles culture, history, and biology through food “What the hell is a Fluffernutter?!” Any good Somervillian knows the answer. But to properly answer the question, you should really go back to the Egyptians’ use of the mallow plant, touch on the sugar trade, and include the invention of the egg beater—or at least, […]



Planning a Thoughtful Renovation in Somerville

A stronger economy coupled with a tight housing market means more people in Somerville are choosing to stay in their homes and renovate rather than move, according to local architects. Homeowners who love the area recognize they’re financially better off investing in their property and modifying it to fit their evolving needs, says Aimee Zaslaw […]