Benjamin Cassidy edits and writes for the magazine’s news section, “Currents,” as well as the health and real estate channels online. Prior to joining Seattle Met, Ben was the arts and entertainment reporter for The Berkshire Eagle, a regional daily based in the mountains of Western Massachusetts. He graduated from the University of Michigan and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

Coronavirus Chronicles

Did Washington Get Its Vaccine Line Right?

We asked a bioethicist and mathematical modeler.

03/11/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

News Wire

A Capital Gains Tax May Finally Be Coming to Washington State

After years of little traction, a bill has passed out of the Senate.

03/08/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Neighborhoods

A Buyer's Guide to the Suburbs

Ferry commutes. Big-tech hubs. Mountain views. Our suburbs aren’t your average.

03/08/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy and Seattle Met Staff

A Buyer's Guide to the Suburbs

The Pleasures and Pains of Bremerton Ferry Commuting

It's not all sunsets and Sound ripples.

03/08/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

A Buyer's Guide to the Suburbs

North Bend Trades Happy Hour for Après

At the mountains’ edge, recreation beckons any day of the week.

03/08/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

A Buyer's Guide to the Suburbs

This STEM School in Redmond Is One of the Country's Best

Why Microsoft won’t have to look far for new talent.

03/08/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

A Buyer's Guide to the Suburbs

Don’t Call Bellevue a Suburb

And other follies in labeling the communities around Seattle.

03/08/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Stable Ground

Pier 62 Shows Seattle in Its Best Light

Glowing, sturdy, and inclusive, the first piece of the Waterfront’s future has given many a lift during the pandemic.

03/02/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

Seattle Remains in Phase 2, But What's Next?

The entire state is in a reopening pause. The next stage of our recovery is less clear.

02/26/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Group Chat

Is Seattle Mayor a Bad Job?

Why nobody seems to stick in our city’s top post.

02/25/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Bot Spot

Robots Give This Seattle-Area Gym a Lift During the Pandemic

Lynnwood's Jekel Strength Club uses tech to preserve a personal touch and social distancing.

02/24/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Between Two Lakes

Wallingford Neighborhood Guide

Classic restaurants and shops, craftsmans, and ingenuity are on full display here.

02/19/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy, Stefan Milne, Zoe Sayler, and Allecia Vermillion

News Wire

The Price of Seattle’s Hazard Pay Bill? Two QFC Closures

But the $4 hourly bump has also boosted workers’ paychecks across the country.

02/17/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Storm Tracking

How Much Snow Are We Going to Get This Weekend?

Flurries on Thursday were likely just a prelude.

02/12/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

2021 Election

Who's Running for Mayor in Seattle?

A complete, updated list of candidates in the 2021 election.

02/08/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Out of Office

Microsoft's Redmond Campus Will Host a Coronavirus Vaccination Site

The company is making good on president Brad Smith's word.

02/05/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Exercise Entrepreneurs

This Seattle-Area Couple Has Built a Virtual Fitness Giant from Home

Daniel and Kelli Segars fashioned Fitness Blender out of their garage.

02/04/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Tech Titans

Jeff Bezos Just Crowned a New King of Seattle Tech

Introducing Andy Jassy, Amazon's soon-to-be CEO.

02/03/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

Seattle Can Move to Phase 2 of the State's Recovery

Here's what that means.

01/29/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy