“The building’s a little bit baffling in terms of how they built it and why,” Matthew Boyes-Watson says of the former carport that will introduce 28 businesses into Union Square this spring. He chuckles, recalling the discovery that many wall angles are slightly off. “Nothing is square, it’s a nightmare.” He and fellow owner and […]
For Alyssa and Teddy Applebaum, it’s all about the grain. “Once people get introduced to it, it’s just like anything else that we’ve adopted and gotten really excited about that seemed weird 20 years ago, but now everybody gets it,” Teddy says. “There’s like 20 varieties of coffee and everybody talks about their variety of […]
By now, you’re familiar with the Sav-Mor signs—both the salty, sentient one that towers over McGrath Highway and its smaller but equally sassy sibling on Mystic Valley Parkway in Medford. They’re known for making deadpan proclamations like, “Ask us about our baby shower registry,” “Free receipt with any purchase,” and, last fall, “We sell lots […]
The Eisner Awards, known as “The Oscars of comics,” were awarded at this weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con International, and a Somerville shop and a local artist took home some of the top honors.
If you’re like the majority of Somerville residents—roughly 65 percent—that means you rent your home. Plus side: no property tax! Minus side: your landlord may not allow pets. And with an average commute of half an hour, we’re a busy bunch; even homeowners may not have time to care for a cat or dog. Never […]
An old industrial building outside of Union Square is getting a new, greener life thanks to the Somerville-based startup incubator.
We tracked down the best gifts in town for just about everyone on your list in our 2016 local gift guide. Happy shopping!
An “experimental design studio that works at the intersection of design, computation, digital fabrication and science?” Yeah, Nervous System piqued our interest, too. In Episode #4 of SCOUTV, you’ll meet the pair behind this one-of-a-kind Somerville-based biz, who—in addition to selling super cool jewelry and home goods inspired by everything from nature to papers on […]
You voted for Somerville’s best service providers—from car repair to real estate—in the 2016 Scout’s Honored Awards. Here are your winners! Looking for the best places to shop? Those are rounded up here. Check back later this month for the winning dining destinations and the city’s coolest arts and entertainment options.
Imagine a Somerville where every small business owner—from the crafty cocktail concoctors at the Boston Shaker to the dynamic duo behind Chicken and Shakes Automotive—were connected on a platform that let them share insights with one another without even needing to leave their storefront. That’s the idea behind Alignable, a local startup that wants to make it […]
Imagine your commute cut in half, your negative impact on the environment lessened and your favorite restaurant opening a location right by your home. Imagine more businesses vying for space in the already vibrant Somerville. Imagine not having to transfer trains or take the bus so often. This is the Somerville of the Green Line Extension (GLX), a […]
Somerville has always been known as a working class city, one made up of resourceful people who have the ability to make something great with limited resources. Strong and capable, the city gets its industrial vibe from its industrious culture. But as our lives increasingly move online, the way we work is changing—a shift made evident by the recent […]