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Saving the Silver Maple Forest

By Dominic Kemmett If you’ve ever visited the Alewife MBTA station, the adjacent 118-acre DCR park known as the Alewife Brook Reservation, which covers areas in Cambridge, Arlington and Somerville, is probably a familiar sight. What many may not know is that this reservation is critical to the ecosystem of the area. And now, that […]


Break-in Reported at Maximum Hesh

By Joey Del Ponte Late Wednesday night, an unknown assailant broke into Maximum Hesh Skate Shop on 378A Highland Ave. and stole several items of merchandise. According to a post from the Maximum Hesh Facebook page today, dozens of Skateboard decks and some skate shoes were taken. The missing merchandise includes Antihero Skateboards, Lurkville Skateboards, […]


News: Dirty Business

By Nick Cox When you think of the future, what leaps to mind? Jetpacks? Google Glass? Netflix beamed straight to your occipital lobe? How about discarded foodstuff? It’s the last one that Mayor Joseph Curtatone, in true Somerville style, is betting on. On February 25, City Hall announced that it was seeking applicants for a […]


RIP Radio, Long Live Two Three Zero

Eater Boston announced yesterday that Union Square’s Radio will be transferring its much-coveted liquor license following a successful Licensing Commission hearing next Monday. While a sad reminder that the promising music venue was taken from us too soon, the transfer would mean that Two Three Zero, the event space owned by Paint Nite, could possibly […]


Diesel Cafe To Host Memorial Service for Poet Ricardo Fitten Tonight

In memoriam Ricardo Fitten, 1942-2014   We are sorry to report that scientist and poet Ricardo Fitten, who was profiled in Scout Cambridge and Scout Somerville in November, died on Saturday, March 1. “He’s passed on to join the ancestors,” said his sister, Marcia Fitten.    A memorial service will be held in his honor on Thursday, […]


A Double Dose of SCATV

On Tuesday, January 28, KyAnn Anderson and Joe Lynch of “Greater Somerville” fame premiered an all new “Somerville Neighborhood News” broadcast. The program explored a range of topics, including how international students transition to life at Somerville High School and the latest reactions to higher property taxes and gentrification.  



‘Greater Somerville’ Presents a Year in Review

On the latest episode of “Greater Somerville,” Co-hosts KyAnn Anderson and Joe Lynch celebrate the New Year and take a look back at the top news and community stories from 2013. Anderson and Lynch also explain a few changes to the website and where to watch the latest episodes. For updates and the latest episodes […]


2013 Race for Alderman

Somerville will hold its municipal elections on Tuesday, November 5. Along with School Committee elections, there’s a tight race for the Board of Aldermen this year and your vote makes a difference. Not sure who to vote for? We asked every candidate for alderman – challengers, incumbents and those running unopposed – to answer one […]


News: Hubway in the Way?

Thuvan Dang, the owner of Somerville Dry Cleaners & Tailors arrived at her store one April morning to an unexpected site. In the two parking spaces that had long served her laundry-laden customers, workers were installing a Hubway station. Dang is one of four Ball Square business owners with uneasy feelings about the bike share […]


SCOUT WEEKEND: MAY 24-27 edition

This aptly forecasted rain is kind of gross, but we’ve got plenty of things for you to do in the Great Indoors of Somerville! Curl up in your bed and watch Arrested Development or take an alternative approach got to a show (inside) at a great local venue. Whether you’ll weather the weather or not, […]


Petition slams potential ethanol trains

So-called “bomb trains” are en route to Somerville and, if the city’s residents have any say, the plan will be derailed. Elio LoRusso, a candidate for the Ward 1 Alderman spot, has started an online petition against the possibility of freight trains carrying ethanol crossing through Somerville. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is close […]