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SCOUT WEEKEND: MAY 24-27 edition

This aptly forecasted rain is kind of gross, but we’ve got plenty of things for you to do in the Great Indoors of Somerville! Curl up in your bed and watch Arrested Development or take an alternative approach got to a show (inside) at a great local venue. Whether you’ll weather the weather or not, […]


Teen Empowerment putting on peace show

They’re “The Voices of Your Tomorrow,” and they ask that you “Don’t Sleep on the Youth.” Those were some of the headlines the young leaders of Teen Empowerment, a nonprofit program working with advocates between 14 and 21 to guide them on public diplomacy, brainstormed for themselves during a group interactive. Their biggest platform for […]


Here comes Woody’s Easter Bunny

By Gabi Gage What do alcohol and the Easter Bunny have in common? Not much. However, they’re both featured attractions at Woody’s Liquors on Broadway in Magoun Square. For the past 10 years, employees of Woody’s have offered photo ops with the Easter Bunny for children, adults, rah rahs and pets alike. According to Karen […]


Luck of the roll at ‘Bit of Green’ fundraiser

Feeling lucky? Join Scout Magazines at the “Bit of Green” silent auction 6-9 p.m. at Maxwell’s Green Amenity Center located at 1 Maxwell’s Green. Roll the dice and possibly win a convertible. Yep, one lucky roll and you can score some wheels.


Sound off on Draw 7 Park redesign

Groundwork Somerville announced that it will host a meeting regarding the complete redesign of Draw 7 Park in Assembly Square by The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation from 6-8 p.m. on March 26. And they want you to speak your mind about the project.


Pop open a can of Soda Drinker Pro

Eight years ago, 32-year-old Somerville resident Will Brierly woke up feeling rather thirsty. While most people would just get up for a cup of water, an idea immediately popped into Brierly’s head. “Oh man, I need a soda. I need to make a first-person soda game,” he thought. Nineteen hours in front of a computer […]


Who Scans the Scanners?

In a span of 10 seconds, more than 30 cars pass a patrol vehicle stationed in Union Square. Without the officer inside lifting a finger, a system installed in her vehicle snaps pictures of each passing license plate and compares them against lists of wanted and unregistered vehicles. If one of the vehicles is a […]


The New Face of Old Somerville

What do you shop for at the end of an era? Mild pepper jelly, raisin sauce, sweet and sour mix, garlic jelly puree, canned cuttlefish, Spiderman cookies, liver pâté, dried beef, anchovy paste, Miracle Whip, chicken spread, rawhide bone, marmalade, White Lightning Chili, artisan soup mix, Pop Tart protectors and an entire shelf of Bell’s […]


Robert Publicover: Sept. 29, 1949 – Dec. 31, 2012

  Robert “Bob” Publicover, the founder of The Somerville News and a prominent AIDS/HIV activist, died between 4 and 6 a.m. on Dec. 31. He was 63. Publicover was believed until his death to be the nation’s longest living survivor of AIDS. He had also been battling cancer. In May, Scout published a long profile of […]


Leveling Out

  Go find an empty toilet paper roll. Place that over one eye, and cover the other with your hand. This is something like having retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative eye disease Eileen Feldman negotiates with every step she takes. “It’ll feel disgusting to you,” Feldman says as she sips a chai at Bloc 11. “I […]


How Many Dunkin Donuts Are in Somerville?

  I was biking around last weekend and, as if awakening from an orange and brown hypnosis, I suddenly realized: There are a hell of a lot of Dunkin Donuts stores in this city. Now, a heavy prevalence of Canton-based Dunkin in a Boston-abutting city is hardly that surprising. But just because Boston boasts, according to the […]


Two Squares. One Ward.

  Located down the street northbound from the proposed Lowell Street Green Line station, Magoun Square has struggled to keep tenants in its buildings over the past decade. During daytime hours, foot traffic is usually limited to the occasional dog and its walker. Business owners wonder what it will take to bring commerce to their […]