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Putting the Community in Community Magazine: Become a Scout Member

If independent journalism was in peril before Covid-19, it is certainly on the ropes now. But here at Scout we are getting back in the fight. We’ve taken some big hits and we need you in our corner. We need to sign up 500 members now to know we have got enough to support to […]


Somerville Declares Racism A Public Safety and Health Emergency

When we talk about loving our community, this is what we’re talking about. On Wednesday, the City of Somerville declared racism a public safety and health emergency. It is an important step towards move forward into safer and more equitable community. “No one should fear for their lives because of the color of their skin,” […]



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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


East Cambridge Savings Bank Joins Live Local Shopping Hour for Giveaway

East Cambridge Savings Bank is joining Scout this Saturday, May 2 at 10:30 a.m. for Scout’s own Quarantine QVC, Live Local Shopping Hour (and a Half). ECSB  has donated four $50 shopping credits which we’ll be giving away to kick off our inaugural experiment in hyper-local Mother’s Day shopping.  Powered by Zoom teleconferencing and Localisity’s […]


Scout Supporters of the Day: Stephen and Kiran

Our Scout Supporters of the Day are Stephen and Kiran! Scout helps Stephen and Kiran continue to learn new things about their home. “We love the hyper-local nature of Scout and how it helps us to continue to discover new places around the city we’ve lived in for over 10 years,” Stephen says. During this […]


Scout’s Honored: Nellie’s Wildflowers

NELLIE’S WILDFLOWERS – BEST FLORIST72 HOLLAND STREET In its cozy, narrow storefront on Holland Street, Nellie’s Wildflowers is bursting with color and fragrance, just waiting to be taken home to someone special. “We have unique flowers,” says Jess McEachirn, the niece of Nellie’s owner Joyce McKenzie. She’s been working at the shop officially for five […]


2019 Candidate Survey: Councilor-At-Large

Welcome to Scout Somerville’s candidate survey for the 2019 municipal elections, which will take place on Tuesday, November 5. We sent surveys to all candidates running in opposed races for Somerville mayor, council at large, and school committee, and present their answers to you here. Today we are featuring the councilor-at-large race. All candidates were […]


2019 Candidate Survey: Somerville Mayor

Welcome to Scout Somerville’s candidate survey for the 2019 municipal elections, which will take place on Tuesday, November 5. We sent surveys to all candidates running in opposed races for Somerville mayor, council at large, and school committee, and will be posting their answers this week. Today we are featuring the mayoral race. Both candidates […]