Articles by Sean Maloney

Happy Birthday, West Branch Library

The West Branch Library is celebrating 111 years in Davis Square! And it barely looks a day older than 110. We kid. In fact, the ongoing rehabilitation effort has the the ol’ biblio-palace looking more spry than we can remember. We can’t wait to go back even if we will miss the haunted, steampunk vibes […]


Online Dog Training Class Tomorrow, May 20

We’re celebrating National Dog Rescue Day with a great online class, Wednesday, May 20 at 5:30 p.m. Author-trainer Gordon Fontaine of Zen Dog Training leads this Zoom class to raise funds for Scout Magazines and Great Dog Rescue New England, and maybe even a great dog named Scout.  Fontaine will provide tips for common problems, […]


Zen Dog Training Zoom Class this Wednesday, May 20

Today, Scout and author-trainer Gordon Fontaine of Zen Dog Training are celebrating  National Dog Rescue Day with a benefit Zoom class. We’re raising money for Great Dog Rescue of New England, and Fontaine will be offering tips and tricks for dealing with behaviors like play biting, jumping and pulling on the leash. Fontaine, author of […]


What the Fluff: Somerville Suspends Events Through End of Year

Well this is a huge bummer but  not a huge surprise: The City of Somerville has suspended all permitted events through the end of the year. No Honk Fest, no Fluff Fest, none of the block parties that have made the last few summers extra fun. While phased construction has returned, the city is taking […]


Front Steps Project, Essential Construction Return May 18

We’re looking for silver-linings just about everywhere these days. Things that we never thought would excite us now give us life. Who knew that we’d ever be so excited to see construction season start up? The City of Somerville recently announced a phased restart for essential construction and we are giddy. The sights! The sounds! […]


May 20: National Dog Rescue Day with Scout and Zen Dog Training

Join us for the return of our Benefit Zoom Classes on May 20 with Zen Dog Training. We’ll be learning tips and tricks from local author and dog trainer Gordon Fontaine. We’re raising money for Great Dog Rescue New England and helping your pooch get ready for their post-pandemic life.  Fontaine, author of The Zen […]


A Letter from the Editor

Hello Scouts, Nice to meet you, I’m Sean L. Maloney. I am the new interim editor for Scout Cambridge and Scout Somerville. I am excited to be here, excited about the future of this publication and the great community it serves.   You may know me as a contributing writer for Scout, DigBoston and Boston Globe. […]


Scout Supporter of the Day: Sam

Our Scout Supporter of the Day is Sam! Sam’s growing family follows Scout to stay up on local businesses.  “[I] love the updates about what’s opening and closing,” Sam tells Scout via email.  “Always what I read first.” Sam is staying sane by getting out and staying safe.  “[We]take our kids to the park for […]


Thanks, Moms. We love you.

To all the moms of Cambridge and Somerville. To all the moms in Boston and Boston and Boxford. From North Adams to North Attleboro and back to North Andover. To all the bio-moms, adoptive-moms, step-moms and friend-moms. To all the moms everywhere: Thanks for everything. We love you. The last few months have been hard […]


Sanity Saver: Puppet Storytime with the Somerville Public Library

Somerville Public Libray is the throwing parents of small children a lifeline. This Saturday marks the return of the library’s Puppet Storytime with Leigh and Friends. There’s a book, there’s a few puppets. It is very chill. Mercifully chill. Nothing is unboxed. There are no kid-fluencers. There aren’t any lightsabers or Trolls on tour or […]



Join Us For Cinco de Mayo Cooking Class Now

When Cinco de Mayo and Taco Tuesday align you know magic will unfold and Margaritas will be drank. So get your agave distillates and your flank steaks and join our friends Cambridge School For Culinary Arts and The Boston Shaker for Scout’s first online cooking class. “With everybody cooking at home it is certainly an […]