Business

Hold that Thought!

Remember what we said about that nice, sunny Summer weather finally kicking off? Well … we might have jumped the gun on that. Unfortunately, early weather reports call for rain tomorrow, so tomorrow’s Taste of Somerville has been delayed until next Wednesday, June 11th. While we’ve never been good with delayed gratification, it’ll totally be […]


Scout Picks: Taste of Somerville

Only today and tomorrow separate you from the 16th Annual Taste of Somerville and the 50+ restaurants, breweries and wineries participating. Proceeds directly benefit The Somerville Home, so if kicking off the Summer weather with the best food, drink and live entertainment the city has to offer while giving back to your community sounds likes […]


Our Burgers, Ourselves

By Adam Bezigian Hamburgers remain an essential unit of culture of the United States. Ask a fellow citizen where their favorite place is to get a burger and you will start a conversation which will be enthusiastic, passionate, and ripe with anecdotes (“I’ve always wanted to hit a hamburger with a golf club. You gonna […]


Happy 15th Birthday, Diesel!

Diesel Cafe turns sweet 15 today, and as a quinceañera present, they’re buying every customer who comes by today free coffee or tea (redeemable for next visit). Thanks for a decade and a half of great food, drink and pool, Diesel. Here’s to 15 more!  


The Alibrandi Experience

By Gabi Gage Photos by Shane Godfrey Walking into Alibrandi’s Barber Shop is like entering both a time warp and the set of your favorite feel-good movie. Nearly every inch of the shop’s walls are covered in news clippings, trophies and local sports paraphernalia, some dating back 30 years or more. Despite the overwhelming presence […]


Scouts Honored 2014 Nominations Now Open!

Nobody knows Somerville businesses like the people that call it home–so that’s why we’re asking for your help in determining what’s the best this city has to offer. Give us your take on where to grab a drink or get a massage, and your nominee could take home the grand prize at the upcoming Scouts […]


Last Chance to Register for TEDxSomerville

You’ve got ’till tomorrow evening to register for this weekend’s TEDxSomerville at Brooklyn Boulders, so if you haven’t done so yet, now would be the time. And if hearing from local heroes Mimi Graney and Bekka Wright (not to mention some plucky up-and-comer called Amanda Palmer) wasn’t enough of a draw, tickets include an invite […]


Scout Out! A Perfect Day of Vegetarian Eats

By Michelle Lahey On the healthy-living, eco-conscious front, today’s factory-farmed beef and poultry leave much to be desired. And thanks to animal agriculture being one of the leading causes of global warming, it’s not surprising that Somerville is brimming with hungry vegetarians (and vegans). Thankfully, many local restaurants offer up tasty alternatives to meat and […]


Contest: Engineer BBC’s New Techie Burger

Boston Burger Company has a fantastic idea for a new science and technology-inspired offering … and you just heard it. Beyond the theme, everything else about these “cyburgers” are being open-sourced – which is where you come in. Either come up with a recipe for one of their suggestions listed here on the left, or […]


The Scout Wants You!

Scout Cambridge and Scout Somerville Magazines have an immediate opening for a JUNIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE. • Non-corporate environment • Flexible part-time schedule • Strong commission structure This is an entry-level but high-profile position for an assertive, self-directed individual seeking to fast track their sales career. Candidates must be confident, creative, engaging and able to hit […]


Feature Followup: Greentown Labs Sidebars

MEMBER COMPANIES: Here are just a few of Greentown’s 25+ member startup companies. ALTAEROS ENERGIES is developing a blimp-like inflatable wind turbine that floats 600 meters in the air (where the wind is stronger and more consistent) to generate power in isolated areas.


Feature: Innovation City

GREENTOWN LABS BRINGS SUSTAINABLE TECH TO SOMERVILLE By Nick Cox Photo by Gabi Gage On July 18, Mayor Curtatone’s dream of making his hometown into “Innovation City” came one step closer to reality when Greentown Labs, a cleantech-focused startup incubator formerly based in Boston’s Fort Point neighborhood, announced its decision to relocate to Somerville. Although […]