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Scout Supporter of the Day: Katie

Our Scout Supporter of the Day is Katie! Katie and her family like reading Scout because they’re big fans of small business. “We enjoy staying connected to the local community and hearing about new local businesses to support,” she says. As far as activities go recently, it seems like they’re separated into two age groups: […]


Scout Supporters of the Day: Jeremy and Deb

Our Scout Supporters of the Day are Jeremy and Deb! Jeremy and Deb like reading Scout to stay in touch with a community that’s been their home for a decade. “We enjoy learning about the amazing people, places, and events in our community, as well as local history about businesses and areas in Somerville,” Jeremy says. […]


‘I Am A Micro-Business’ | Personal Essay

This appears as it was dictated to Lilly Miman by Rebecca S. Scott, owner of Shepherd’s Run Jewelry. It has been edited and condensed for clarity, style, and length.  Not even a full week before the outbreak of coronavirus happened in the area, I was supposed to fly to Ireland to settle my mother’s estate. […]


Scout Supporter of the Day: Dana

Our Scout Supporter of the Day is Dana! Dana reads Scout to find out what’s changed in her neighborhood. “I like finding out what new places are coming to town and which we will say goodbye to, or may have already!” she says. “Also like the profiles of local business and people who are impacting […]


Somerville Cares Fund lends support to those in need

Mayor Joseph Curtatone, in partnership with United Way of Massachusetts Bay and the Community Action Agency of Somerville (CAAS), launched the Somerville Cares Fund to provide financial resources to those heavily impacted by the pandemic on April 15.  Officials were inspired by the work of the organization United Way and Merrimack Valley’s actions to support […]


Scout Supporter of the Day: Jon

Our Scout Supporter of the Day is Jon! Jon likes to read Scout to get a sense of what’s changing around him. “In particular, I love learning about new businesses that are establishing roots in the area,” he says. During the stay-at-home advisory, it’s been important for him to get up and get moving every […]


Scout Supporter of the Day: Tamar

Our Scout Supporter of the Day is Tamar! Tamar’s favorite thing about Scout is being able to stay current when it comes to her neighborhood. “We have lots of places we love to go in Cambridge and Somerville, and what I really appreciate about Scout is that it’s helped us discover some of our favorites, […]


Scout Supporter of the Day: Amanda

Our Scout Supporter of the Day is Amanda! Amanda’s favorite thing about Scout is learning about new places to go to and events to check out. “We love Scout!” She says. ” I love reading about new restaurants and shops and learning about community events and members.” While the stay-at-home advisory has her and her family cooped […]



Scout Supporter of the Day: Doug

Our Scout Supporter of the Day is Doug! Doug’s favorite thing about Scout is checking out the What’s New section for updates on the local food scene and restaurants. One thing he’s been doing to treat himself during the stay-at-home advisory is making coffee with whipped cream on top “to feel like we’re getting fancy […]


Scout Supporters of the Day: Sarah and James

Our Scout Supporters of the Day are Sarah and James! Reading Scout helps give Sarah and James a sense of home and place in their neighborhood. “Scout helps us appreciate and make the most of our neighborhood by sharing stories about incredible community members as well as exposing us to amazing food and activities,” Sarah says. […]


Scout Supporter of the Day: Kaitlynn

Our Scout Supporter of the Day is Kaitlynn! Kaitlynn was introduced to Scout after seeing staff photographer Sasha Pedro’s photos. “I love that’s it’s a local small business highlighting the good in the Boston community,” she says. While she enjoys reading the local stories, she says one thing she has (understandably) been doing to stay […]