Articles by Sean Maloney

What’s New: Cantab Lounge For Sale, Somerville Phase 3 on Pause and More

It’s a drizzly, grey, New England morning and we are happy for the brief respite from the heat and humidity. The dog days of summer seem extra slobbery this year, especially without our usual haunts and their glorious central air. Any other summer we’d at the movie theater or camping on a bar stool until […]


Scout Update: Museum of Science, ArtBeat and More

It’s been a quiet week around these parts. Well, if you don’t count the illegal fireworks. And the sleep-deprived toddler running around Scout HQ. But mostly it has been quiet, which feels like some grand cosmic respite after the last few months of intense newsiness. Here are some of the stories that we’ve been following […]


Scout Status Update: We Still Need Your Help

Scout survived the weekend but we need more help to make it through the coming month. Will you help keep journalism local? Will you show out for Somerville and Cambridge? Will you become a Scout member today? We need you, your friends and your family on our team.  This weekend our amazing readers and community […]


KEEP JOURNALISM LOCAL: Scout’s Five Day Survival Drive

“The numbers don’t add up.”  Scout is in an alley in Central Square. Mark Young of Viale is showing us his outdoor seating set up, but it’s not enough, he says. The surrounding offices are empty. The streets are empty. There is parking everywhere. The numbers don’t add up. Scout Magazines are in the same […]


Henry Bear’s Park Sends Care Packages to Kids Stuck At Home

Henry Bear’s Park is a developmental toy store and a Porter Square staple. One of the last of its kind, the shop is artfully curated with toys and gadgets that encourage learning, unplugging and playfulness for all ages. Like many local businesses, Covid-19 has definitely put a kink in the fun.  Closing their doors, didn’t […]


TONIGHT: Juneteenth Candlelight Vigil at East Somerville Library

Juneteenth, the day marking the formal end of slavery, is today . There are protests, celebrations and observations happening all across New England, America and the internet. In our community, local activist group Just US Somerville have organized a candlelight vigil for 8:30 p.m. at the Somerville Library, 115 Broadway. Organizers ask that participants wear […]


Gifts for Dad: A Cocktail Upgrade from The Boston Shaker

It’s almost Father’s Day and Dad could use a drink. With all of the working from home lately, happy hour has been starting earlier and ending later around Casa De Scout. Being a stay-at-home dad has upped our cocktail game and now it is time to upgrade our tools at Davis Square’s The Boston Shaker. […]


Putting the Community in Community Magazine: Become a Scout Member

If independent journalism was in peril before Covid-19, it is certainly on the ropes now. But here at Scout we are getting back in the fight. We’ve taken some big hits and we need you in our corner. We need to sign up 500 members now to know we have got enough to support to […]


Be Kind to Restaurant Folks, They’ve had a Rough Week

Restaurants can reopen! Maybe! Sorta? Almost. Governor Baker has moved Massachusetts into Phase 2 of reopening on June 8 after shutting down the state in March. Playgrounds are back, doctors are open and outdoor dining is giving a glimmer of hope to the hurting hospitality industry.  But here in Cambridge and Somerville, it’s not as […]


GLX Update: Bye Bye, Lechmere. Hello, Broadway Bridge.

Hard to believe but the Green Line Extension is actually making progress. The last few weeks have seen a flurry of activity and the long-in-the-works project is finally, mercifully moving towards completion. And while our Big Dig-traumatized brains won’t accept GLX is a real thing until we see an undergrad barf on Tufts Station, we […]


Somerville Declares Racism A Public Safety and Health Emergency

When we talk about loving our community, this is what we’re talking about. On Wednesday, the City of Somerville declared racism a public safety and health emergency. It is an important step towards move forward into safer and more equitable community. “No one should fear for their lives because of the color of their skin,” […]