Articles by Emily Cassel

First-Ever Central Flea to Celebrate Cambridge’s Cultural History

Next week, the Central Square Business Association and New England Open Markets plan to issue a formal press release for the first-ever Central Flea, an outdoor, Brooklyn Flea-style market that’ll bring artists, vintage dealers, musicians and more to the square. But in the meantime, the NEOM team thought they’d make a Facebook event the organizations could use to drum […]


Boston Calling Gears Up for its Biggest Year Yet

This weekend, Boston Calling is back. But this year, for the first time, the music festival is saying farewell to its digs at Boston’s City Hall—where it’s been held since it debuted in 2013—and setting up camp at the Harvard Athletic Complex. The move to Harvard marks Boston Calling’s biggest event to date, with headlining sets from Chance the Rapper, […]



Five Questions With Award-Winning Cambridge Bartender Naomi Levy

Thirst Boston, a cocktail conference (seriously!) that brings the city’s bartending experts together for a celebration of sipping locally, returns on April 28 with panels, classes and—of course—a few parties. One of those experts is Cambridge’s Naomi Levy, who’s participating in a seminar called “Title Town: How to Make Friends & Win Cocktail Competitions.” The decorated […]


Introducing Pepperlane: A Platform for Working Moms, Built by Working Moms

It’s in no way radical to say that mothers in the workplace face a specific set of challenges. Forbes recently reported that the among developed nations, the U.S. is “dead last” when it comes to paid maternity leave, and that’s to say nothing of the day-to-day difficulty (and Herculean organizational feat) that comes along with getting kids […]


Cambridge’s Marathoners Tell Us Why They’re Running

Many Boston Marathon runners tackle an entirely different kind of endurance challenge as they train for the annual race: raising money—often to the tune of $10,000 or more—for charity. The Boston Marathon Official Charity Program debuted in 1989 and has grown ever since; last year, nonprofit runners raised more than $30 million. We caught up with some of […]


Here’s What to Watch at This Year’s Boston Underground Film Festival

If you weren’t at the Brattle Theatre last night to kick off this year’s Boston Underground Film Festival, then we’re sorry to say you missed Prevenge, a horror flick about a pregnant woman on a killing spree spurred on by her unborn baby. From writer, director and star Alice Lowe, the film is in turns horrifying […]


From Rent Control to Riot Squads: The Photographs of Olive Pierce

Cambridge Public Library archivist Alyssa Pacy knows that 1970s City Council meetings might not be particularly interesting to the average person. And they certainly don’t sound like the most engaging subject for a series of photographs, right? “But they were,” Pacy insists. “It was such an explosive time. There were hearings on rent control, on police brutality. […]



Empower Lifting

At their respective Cambridge fitness centers, a pair of standout trainers help women hone their physical and emotional strength.


WORKOUT-SIDE THE BOX: Épée the Day Away at Olympia Fencing Center

This winter, the perfect antidote to cabin fever could just be mixing up your workout—whether that means putting on your dancing shoes, practicing your swordsmanship or braving frigid temps on your bike. *** “When I mention to most of my friends that I do fencing, they’re like, ‘Oh, cool! How does it feel to stab someone?” […]


Volunteers and Visitors Commemorate 40 Years at Transition House

To celebrate its 40th anniversary, Transition House—the first domestic violence shelter in New England and the only one in Cambridge—recently debuted “40 Stories,” a multimedia project that shares the experiences of staffers and survivors who have been impacted by the shelter over the years. Sandy Goldberg conceptualized this series of “audio slideshows.” The writer, producer […]