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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 […]


Petition calls to “Restore Broadway” in Winter Hill

Bus and bike lanes implemented this past September on Broadway in Somerville have stirred local unrest, manifesting in a movement called “Restore Broadway.” Installed as part of the city’s Winter Hill in Motion project, the lanes were intended to improve mobility in the area, serving as Somerville’s first lanes to support two-way bus traffic on […]


Click and Clack Talk Cars: Not (Just) Blowing Hot Air

FROM KING FEATURES SYNDICATE By Tom and Ray Magliozzi Dear Tom and Ray: I have a 2002 Honda Civic. My air conditioner starts off blowing cool air, but after several miles of driving, it blows only hot air. The Honda dealer told me the compressor is shot and must be replaced (total cost just under […]


Southern Soul in Somerville: Amy Black

By Sam Trevino Photo by Tom Moore Singer-songwriter Amy Black moved to Somerville for the scene. Born in Missouri and splitting her childhood between Alabama and Massachusetts, Black’s father was a minister, so she grew up travelling. Wherever she went, Black sang in church, which led to her eventually trying her hand at songwriting. As […]



The Alibrandi Experience

By Gabi Gage Photos by Shane Godfrey Walking into Alibrandi’s Barber Shop is like entering both a time warp and the set of your favorite feel-good movie. Nearly every inch of the shop’s walls are covered in news clippings, trophies and local sports paraphernalia, some dating back 30 years or more. Despite the overwhelming presence […]


The Ballots Are (Coming) In!

We asked and you answered – responses have been pouring in for our 2014 Scout Honored nominees. If you haven’t submitted yet, or if you just remembered the name of that perfect little coffeeshop you blanked on the first time, there’s still plenty of a time to vote. Plus, we just added the new category […]


Scout Picks: The Literary Roast

Hating on Hemingway? Done with Dickens? Turned off by Chuck Palahniuk’s casual sexism, but still see the appeal? Well, the best, brightest, and bust-iest behind Weird Love Productions are with you, and they’ve got an ibid or two to pick with the literary canon. Tonight they’ll be taking down Poe, Frost and the like, while […]


4th Annual Craft Brew Fest

Hop-heads and malt-fiends, the time has finally come–it’s the 4th Annual Craft Brew Fest at Ball Square Wine and Spirits. Meet the brewmasters behind Brewmaster Jack, Cambridge Brewing Company, Enlightenment Ales, Jack’s Abby, Notch, Pretty Things and The Tap, and taste their latest, greatest, and it you’re on your best behavior, their rarest offerings. Find […]