Porch Pride 2020: Queer Visibility, Pandemic-Style

It is Pride month and we may not be able to march this year, but we can still show up for one another. Porch Pride is a virtual pride event happening June 20, organized by Lez Hang Out podcast hosts Ellie Brigida and Leigh Holmes Foster. All you have to do is grab your rainbow flag […]


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,” […]


Salons Reopen Across Cambridge and Somerville

As the cities of Somerville and Cambridge begin to reopen, hair salons are seeing their services situated front and center.  Many are back in business – with a few adjustments made to their procedures. The Somerville salon Hair By Christine & Co. opened its doors on June 1, returning from its temporary shut down due […]


Support Somerville Musicians on Bandcamp

Bandcamp is one of the internet’s best music businesses, a platform built on fair deals for artists. The website has been encouraging fans with funds to spare to support artists, waiving their revenue share on sales for 24 hours on the first Friday of the Month . On March 20 and May 1, fans spent […]



Diesel Cafe Opens for Curbside Pickup, 21st Birthday

We need coffee, now more than ever. Like, ASAP. Pronto. Stat. It has been a stressful day (week, month, year) and we need the sweet relief of iced coffee. Luckily, Diesel Cafe are back at 257 Elm St. and open for curbside pickup. They are taking orders online and serving a limited menu out of […]


Send Us Your Dad Stories

We gotta make this quick while the toddler is distracted: Send us your Dad stories. Scout is assembling its first ever Dad Week, celebrating all the awesome dads of Somerville and Cambridge. We want to see pictures and hear stories about Dad’s doing dad stuff, especially during these last few months. We’ll be posting your […]


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 […]


Online Dog Training Class Tomorrow, May 20

We’re celebrating National Dog Rescue Day with a great online class, Wednesday, May 20 at 5:30 p.m. Author-trainer Gordon Fontaine of Zen Dog Training leads this Zoom class to raise funds for Scout Magazines and Great Dog Rescue New England, and maybe even a great dog named Scout.  Fontaine will provide tips for common problems, […]


Zen Dog Training Zoom Class this Wednesday, May 20

Today, Scout and author-trainer Gordon Fontaine of Zen Dog Training are celebrating  National Dog Rescue Day with a benefit Zoom class. We’re raising money for Great Dog Rescue of New England, and Fontaine will be offering tips and tricks for dealing with behaviors like play biting, jumping and pulling on the leash. Fontaine, author of […]


What the Fluff: Somerville Suspends Events Through End of Year

Well this is a huge bummer but  not a huge surprise: The City of Somerville has suspended all permitted events through the end of the year. No Honk Fest, no Fluff Fest, none of the block parties that have made the last few summers extra fun. While phased construction has returned, the city is taking […]


Front Steps Project, Essential Construction Return May 18

We’re looking for silver-linings just about everywhere these days. Things that we never thought would excite us now give us life. Who knew that we’d ever be so excited to see construction season start up? The City of Somerville recently announced a phased restart for essential construction and we are giddy. The sights! The sounds! […]