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Scout Archives: Teen Empowerment putting on peace show

For these last days of June we’re going to share our favorite stories and pictures from Scout’s decade of local reporting. We need you to share those stories alongside your favorites. And then we need you to stand for Scout by becoming a member. Here’s a look back to April 2nd, 2013. — They’re “The […]



KEEP JOURNALISM LOCAL: Scout’s Five Day Survival Drive

“The numbers don’t add up.”  Scout is in an alley in Central Square. Mark Young of Viale is showing us his outdoor seating set up, but it’s not enough, he says. The surrounding offices are empty. The streets are empty. There is parking everywhere. The numbers don’t add up. Scout Magazines are in the same […]



Henry Bear’s Park Sends Care Packages to Kids Stuck At Home

Henry Bear’s Park is a developmental toy store and a Porter Square staple. One of the last of its kind, the shop is artfully curated with toys and gadgets that encourage learning, unplugging and playfulness for all ages. Like many local businesses, Covid-19 has definitely put a kink in the fun.  Closing their doors, didn’t […]


Gifts for Dad: Back Issues from the Comic Book Store

Editors Note: We asked one of our favorite local comic artists and fathers, Tony McMillen for the scoop on local comics shopping for Father’s Day. Here is his round up, natch. Comics books are coming back to Boston! More accurately, and in true superhero fashion, they never really left. From Davis to Harvard to Union, […]


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 […]