Articles by Scout Somerville

Scout Weekend: Full moon edition June 21-23

Today marks the official start to summer, but lots of Somerville’s summer staples (say that five times fast) like the Davis Flea and Assembled already started weeks ago. Luckily, some new events are rolling into town this weekend. Here’s what you don’t want to miss:


What’s New?: Stop & Shop opens this weekend

Teele Square’s new Stop & Shop (which we previewed here in a What’s New? feature earlier this month) will open this Friday, June 21, with exclusive deals and activities. Somerville’s second Stop & Shop opens the doors to its new location at 105 Alewife Brook Parkway (former home of Johnnie’s Foodmaster) at 7 a.m. Reactions […]


Spotlight: Lady Kielbasia on SqueezeBox Slam

Squeeze this. An army of accordion-bearing musicians will descend on Seven Hills Park in Davis Square on Saturday, June 15 from 1 to 6 p.m. Somerville-based musician Matt Morin, who moonlights as the saucy Polish lunch lady Kielbasia, will emcee the SqueezeBox Slam and will whip out his old-school music maker for the masses. Morin […]


Scout Weekend: Father’s Day picks June 14-16

Summer has officially started. This is the season of flea markets, music festivals and lots more. Fortunately for us, the weather finally looks promising. This is a great weekend to be out and about with friends, family, a pet or just by yourself! No matter what you’re into, Scout’s got your weekend covered.


What’s New?: East End Grille is lookin’ good

  The East End Grille, East Somerville’s swank new restaurant, is turning some heads. After a highly anticipated pre-opening party on May 29, the self-described classic American bar and grille has been adding some pizzazz to the surrounding area from its perch at 118 Broadway, the space previously occupied by Khoury’s State Spa. “We’ve had […]


NEWS: Local medical marijuana dispenser?

The November election proved to be a time in which voters battled the question regarding the availability of medicinal marijuana in Massachusetts. Mayors in Lynn, Melrose and Peabody have decided to ban dispensaries in their cities, but the mayors of Newburyport, Malden and Somerville are willing to discuss the affects of what having a dispensary […]


What’s New? Stop and Shop hits Teele Square

Stop and Shop supermarket is debuting its newest location this month in Somerville’s Teele Square. The grocery store will promises to be a big change for the community, as it is replacing the well-known Johnnie’s Foodmaster on Alewife Brook Parkway. Somerville locals have associated this area of the city with Johnnie’s Foodmaster for many years. […]


WHAT’S NEW?: King of Wings hits Magoun

King of Wings has just opened its doors in Magoun Square for Somerville’s chicken lovers. The wing restaurant will be joining other culinary favorites such as Caprese Pizza and the under-construction Penny Packers restaurant that will open later this summer. Somerville restaurant manager Ghaith Saraya from Saugus says that the Somerville location provides an excellent […]


What’s New? Guide to Assembly Square

This up-and-coming area has been in the works since 1998, but has made noticeable progress with the addition of several businesses as well as the finalization of construction sites and solidified business plans for Assembly Row, which is set to debut next year. Once it all comes together, the vision for Assembly Square is a […]


NEWS: Mayor Curtatone eyes re-election

Mayor Joseph Curtatone kicked off his re-election campaign on Wednesday, May 22 with a speech made at the Center for the Arts at the Armory. If re-elected, Curtatone will enter his eleventh year in office. Election Day is slotted for November 5. The text of his speech is as follows:


WHAT’S NEW?: Pennypackers rolls into Magoun

One of Boston’s fave food trucks is coming to a storefront location near you: following initial proposals, Pennypackers Fine Foods has been approved to open a brick and mortar space in Magoun Square. According to its Facebook page here, the upscale fast food joint will join Caprese Pizza, the K2 Market, and the under-construction King […]


O’Keefe responds to homophobic backlash

On May 14, Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone released a letter condemning two residents who allegedly had used homophobic slurs in statements against recently appointed Ward 5 alderman Courtney O’Keefe, whom he didn’t name specifically. In the letter, he referred to an ordinance guaranteeing inalienable rights to all Somerville citizens regardless of characteristics such as gender, […]