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What’s In A Name? Leone’s Sub & Pizza | SCOUTV Episode #13

It seems fairly safe to assume that the people behind iconic local businesses like Jerry’s Liquors and Mike’s Food & Spirits would actually be named Jerry and Mike. It seems fairly safe… but it isn’t. While plenty of places around town are still helmed by the folks whose names they bear, it turns out that […]


What’s In A Name? Mike’s Food & Spirits | SCOUTV Episode #12

It seems fairly safe to assume that the people behind businesses like Jerry’s Liquors and Mike’s Food & Spirits would actually be named Jerry and Mike. It seems fairly safe… but it isn’t. While plenty of places around town—Leone’s, Dave’s Fresh Pasta, Alibrandi’s Barber Shop—are still run by the folks whose names they bear, it […]



Dinosaurs and Armored Cats and Giant Robots—Oh My! | SCOUTV Episode #10

“People have pegged me as a whimsical sculptor,” says Somerville’s Hilary Scott. “I enjoy faces, I enjoy making large things. I think of myself as a problem solver.” At his home on Browning Road, you’ll find cats (and mice) gearing up for battle, along with rocket ships, sea creatures on the ceiling and dinosaurs in the yard. […]




In Parkour, “We Start Together, We Finish Together” | SCOUTV Episode #7

“A lot of people think of parkour as only for young, athletic men who train with their shirts off,” says Blake Evitt, director of Parkour Generations Americas, with a grin. “In reality, parkour is for everybody.” In the latest episode of SCOUTV, we step into Brooklyn Boulders to check out the “functional fitness” offered by this […]




Futuristic Fabrications From Nervous System | SCOUTV Episode #4

An “experimental design studio that works at the intersection of design, computation, digital fabrication and science?” Yeah, Nervous System piqued our interest, too. In Episode #4 of SCOUTV, you’ll meet the pair behind this one-of-a-kind Somerville-based biz, who—in addition to selling super cool jewelry and home goods inspired by everything from nature to papers on […]


EHChocolatier’s Sweet, Small-Batch Treats | SCOUTV Episode #3

Welcome to Episode #3 of SCOUTV! This time around, we’re taking you behind the scenes at EHChocolatier, a Somerville-based, small-batch artisanal chocolate company that’s serving up sweets you have to sample to believe. EHChocolatier cofounders Elaine Hsieh and Catharine Sweeney were introduced in 1999, when a mutual friend asked if they’d make her wedding cake. […]


On the Factory Floor With Deano’s Pasta | SCOUTV Episode #2

In this episode of SCOUTV, you’ll meet the husband-wife team behind Deano’s Pasta in East Somerville. Their family business was founded in 1947 by Dean Matarazzo’s grandfather, Ralph Matarazzo, after he immigrated to the United States from Italy, making it one of the oldest pasta companies in the country. In a red and white warehouse building off […]