Articles by Scout Somerville

SCOUT OUT!: Getting hoppy with Magnifico

Dan Paquette of Pretty Things brewery knows that crafting the perfect seasonal takes a lot of hops. Last Wednesday, longtime fans and new friends gathered at The Precinct in Somerville’s Union Square to celebrate the relaunch of Magnifico, the happiest, hoppiest session beer in town. First brewed in 2011, this tawny amber rustic session pale […]


SPOTLIGHT: Keepin’ it fresh with Ethan Marsh

Ethan Marsh is a man who likes to keep things fresh. A long-time regular at local shows like Horse’s Mouth and Jim Rodney’s Medicine Show at Middlesex Lounge, the JP-based stand-up comic says it was the prolific creativity of his friends in the Boston scene that inspired him to spearhead his own show. “I was […]


WHAT’S NEW?: Bronwyn restaurant opens shop

Bathing suit season is on the horizon, but most Somervillians are currently fixated on how many sausages and pretzels they can eat in one sitting. Thankfully, the much-anticipated Bronwyn will be providing all of that and more starting this Wednesday, May 15. “We’re incredibly excited to bring Bronwyn and the flavors of my ancestral cuisine […]


Iconic Rosebud Diner’s closing postponed

Rosebud Bar and Grill, one of the more historic diners in the region, was reportedly slotted to close shop on Sunday, May 12. However, the Mother’s Day closing has been postponed. “Between last night and this morning something has changed the closing of the sale was scheduled to happen on [May 15],” reports Rosebud’s Facebook page here. […]


Q&A: Dennis Lehane returns to Somerville

Dennis Lehane, author of Mystic River, knows Dorchester … but what about Somerville? Armed with his latest epic, Prohibition-era Boston crime saga Live By Night, Lehane has been synonymous with the other side of the Charles. In fact, he was approached by journalists from all over the world when the double-bombing tragedy killed three people, […]


Historic (dog) walking tours in Somerville

If you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, then take them on a historic (dog) walking tour with Nancy Anderson, the Somerville-based owner of Canis Major Herbals, dog Reiki practitioner and featured artist at the Somerville Open Studios. Anderson, who started doing individual walks with her Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Rupert, was inspired by […]


IFFBoston heats up with Casey Affleck

Actor Casey Affleck has been tapped as the creative advisor of the Independent Film Festival of Boston (IFFBoston). Affleck will have a hands-on role, which includes outreach to studios, filmmakers and talent on behalf of the festival, offering programming input, connecting the festival with local charities and advising on festival growth. He will make an […]


O’Keefe appointed as Ward 5 alderman

Long-time Ward 5 alderman Sean O’Donovan unexpectedly stepped on April 11  Because there’s less than one year remaining in his term, O’Donovan was tasked at nominating a successor. Courtney O’Keefe, a 32-year-old who runs Ward5Online.com and previously served on the city’s Zoning Review Committee and Human Rights Commission, was recommended. Aldermen Bruce Desmond and Bob Trane called for […]



Moment of silence planned to honor victims

The mayor and governor are asking everyone across the state to join in a moment of silence at 2:50 p.m. Monday, April 22 … the time of the marathon bombings. The one-minute silent tribute to victims will be followed by the ringing of bells in Boston and other spots throughout Massachusetts. It marks one week […]


MIT police officer identified as Sean Collier

Somerville’s Sean Collier, a 26-year-old MIT police officer, died last night after two men fired shots at him between Vassar and Main streets in Cambridge. Collier was “a dedicated officer who was extremely well liked by his colleagues and the MIT community,” says MIT police chief John DiFava in a press release. Before joining the […]


Relive Paul Revere’s historic ride on April 15

Wanna travel through time and revisit the days of yore? Somerville’s Historic Preservation Commission is re-living Paul Revere’s historic ride (although, as some know, Revere is revered thanks to Henry Wadworth Longfellow’s poem while his peers like William Dawes are historically overlooked)  from Boston through Somerville and onto Lexington and Concord. The 2013 Colonial Fair […]