Sleepless in Somerville: Complaints about airplane noise skyrocket, stir up community voices

Increased jet noise is plaguing city residents, who voiced their opposition to Logan Airport flight paths over Somerville in a City Council meeting this September. The cumulative number of city complaints about airplane noise collected by the Massachusetts Port Authority (MassPort)—which owns and operates Logan International Airport, Hanscom Field, and Worcester Regional Airport—has skyrocketed from […]


What’s New: Construction Zone

New design for Davis Square proposed to city planning board The city planning board convened at the end of September to discuss a new 111-page Davis Square Neighborhood Plan with residents, according to the Somerville Journal. The document proposes redesigns of streets, buildings, public space usage, and traffic related challenges, all as part of a […]


Join the Liz Bolduc Hate Club

Liz Bolduc says she’s the number-one person in her hate club, and that’s not a bad thing. In fact, that’s exactly how she became one of the Somerville comic book store Hub Comics’ favorite local artists.  Bolduc uses comics and zines to explore autobiographical themes like identity, personality, mental health, and relationships. She goes by […]


The Burren Brings Late Night Delight to Davis Square

THE BURREN – BEST LATE-NIGHT HAUNT247 ELM ST.(617) 776-6896BURREN.COM From first dates to casual business lunches to catching last call after a movie, the Burren has been a popular hangout for any occasion since its opening in 1996. Davis Square’s most iconic Irish pub has a food menu that features bar favorites ranging from typical […]


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 […]


Rebel Rebel is Somerville’s Best New Business

REBEL REBEL – BEST NEW BUSINESS1 BOW MARKET WAY REBELREBELSOMERVILLE.COM Can you tell me a bit about the inspiration for Rebel Rebel and how it got started? “I have been working in restaurants in Boston for 17 years,” says Lauren Friel, the founder and owner of Rebel Rebel. “I came after college and I started […]


2019 Candidate Survey: School Committee

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, city council, and school committee, and present their answers to you here. Today we are featuring the school committee race. All candidates were […]


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 […]


Meet the Scout Team: Sasha Pedro, Staff Photographer

Sasha Pedro would like a dog. But as a one-woman professional photography business who also works at MIT and keeps active in the local music scene, well … “I don’t have the time,” she laments. A South Shore native who lives in Weymouth, Pedro (which she pronounces with a long “e”) grew up in a […]


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 […]


School of HONK Brings Joyful Noise

SCHOOL OF HONK – BEST KID-FRIENDLY ENTERTAINMENT290 WASHINGTON ST. SCHOOLOFHONK.ORG So take the “give a man a fish” parable, and replace “man” with “anybody of any age” and “fish” with, say, “sousaphone,” and … You know, let’s just stop there, because the potential of this idea is already almost too awesome to comprehend. Fortunately for […]