Only A Week Left To Vote!

Written by J Patrick Brown. Posted in Daily


It’s true! It’s down to the wire, it’s looking like a lot of the categories are going to be decided by just a handful of votes. It’s up to you to make it count! Click here, or on the image above and get to it!

Winners will be revealed in our September/October edition and will be featured at our Scout’s Honored Awards Gala in September. Polls close July 31st, so vote today! And tomorrow! And the day after that, and the day after that …

Eerie Aisles, Empty Baskets: Protests Continue at Somerville Market Basket

Written by Joey Del Ponte. Posted in Business, Community

Photo by Andrea Simons

Photo by Andrea Simons

By Andrea Simons and Joey Del Ponte

For much of the week, shoppers have witnessed an unsettling silence along with empty aisles in the normally bustling Somerville Avenue Market Basket. The real kinetic energy has been outside the store, where employees at Market Basket have held signs and picketed  in a continuing protest throughout the locations of the recent firing of Arthur T. Demoulas, former CEO of Market Basket.

Community Protests Tufts Daycare Transfer

Written by Andrea Simons. Posted in Community, Education, Employment


Photo Credit: Save TEDCC Facebook Page

By Andrea Simons

On July 15, staff members and parents at the Tufts Educational Daycare Center (TEDCC) were notified that the university would be transferring the daycare to Bright Horizons, a large corporate daycare chain, on September 1, giving parents and staff six weeks to find new daycare options or comply with the switch.

Scout Out!: Secret Ships

Written by J Patrick Brown. Posted in Arts, Business, Community

photo-14One’s a performer in rock bands, sideshows and burlesque shoots. The other is an avid global traveller. Together, they are Secret Ships – an online store and traveling fashion boutique offering unique jewelry and home decor from all over the world.

“Our customers can expect to find handmade jewelry, home accessories and global curiosities from Bolivia, Turkey, India, Afghanistan and about 15 other countries,” says Sara Hartmann, co-owner. “Many of the pieces are designed by us and made [at The Industrial Stitchers Guild in South Boston] using artisan textiles, so you won’t find them anywhere else.”

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