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

Your New Year's Eve and Holiday Gathering Plans Are Restricted

But you don't have to learn any new rules.

12/09/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

2020 Taken By Storm

Breanna Stewart Is a Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year

The Storm superstar is one of five activist-minded athletes to receive the magazine's annual honor.

12/08/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Real Estate

10 Seattle Neighborhoods and Suburbs for Home Buyers Seeking Space

You need more room to quarantine. Here's where to start your home shopping search.

12/08/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

2020 Election

Did Trump Lose or Gain Support in Washington?

Scouring the state’s election results now that they're officially official.

12/03/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Group Chat

Should Washington Embrace a Four-Day Workweek?

A bill to trim our 40-hour norm didn’t gain traction in Olympia this year. But a political backer and two early adopters say the pandemic may change some minds.

12/03/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Heart of the City

Central District Neighborhood Guide

The fight for Seattle’s soul continues here.

12/02/2020 Edited by Benjamin Cassidy

Tech Tracing

What You Need to Know About Washington’s New Covid-19 Exposure App

To start: You won’t find it under “Apps” on iPhone.

12/01/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Office Report

What’s the State of Commercial Real Estate in Seattle?

Where you’re reading this from might offer a clue short-term. But it might obscure the long view.

11/25/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Beam, Science

Seattle Innovators Harness a Coronavirus Kryptonite: UVC Light

A UW program and Bothell-based startup use ultraviolet radiation to disinfect items.

11/25/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Mall Meditations

Pacific Place Refashions Itself Amid Covid-19

A shopping center that helped revitalize downtown considers its future.

11/23/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Browser Wars

The Pandemic Has Raised the Stakes of the Virtual Home Shopping Game

A pro offers some tips on how to approach remote real estate from all angles.

11/20/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

The Saga Continues

Will Repairing the West Seattle Bridge Pay Off?

Mayor Jenny Durkan has decided to delay replacing the cracked span.

11/20/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Health Hub

The Race for a Coronavirus Vaccine Runs Through Fred Hutch

How Seattle’s cancer research center became a nexus for coordinating and understanding vaccine studies.

11/18/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Support Local

A List of Resources to Help Seattle’s Small Businesses Amid the Covid-19 Crisis

Owners and workers can benefit from a host of programs.

11/16/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

Washington's New Covid-19 Restrictions Are a Gut Punch to Restaurants

Gyms, museums, and movie theaters also feel the pain in this round of rollbacks.

11/16/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

Your Thanksgiving Dinner Is Now Served with a Two-Week Quarantine

The governor's appeal to families across the state caps a week of warnings about Covid-19's spread.

11/13/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Department of 2020

A Measles Case at Sea-Tac Prompts an Investigation in King County

Others in the airport late on November 5 may have been exposed to the contagious illness.

11/12/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Home Shopping

King County Home Sales Continue to Defy the Calendar

And two other takeaways from October's real estate stats.

11/10/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

2020 Relief

Biden’s Victory Brought Joyful Noise Back to Seattle

Saturday's political revelry should revive an early pandemic ritual.

11/09/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Feature

How Seattle Volunteers Boosted the World’s Coronavirus Vaccine Hopes

Early in the pandemic, they received the first shots of any coronavirus vaccine. Nobody knew what would happen next.

11/09/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy Photography by Carlton Canary