Luck of the roll at ‘Bit of Green’ fundraiser

Feeling lucky? Join Scout Magazines at the “Bit of Green” silent auction 6-9 p.m. at Maxwell’s Green Amenity Center located at 1 Maxwell’s Green. Roll the dice and possibly win a convertible. Yep, one lucky roll and you can score some wheels.


Sound off on Draw 7 Park redesign

Groundwork Somerville announced that it will host a meeting regarding the complete redesign of Draw 7 Park in Assembly Square by The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation from 6-8 p.m. on March 26. And they want you to speak your mind about the project.


Bronwyn’s killer door in Union Square

Tim Weichmann, chef and owner of the highly anticipated Bronwyn in Union Square, says he hopes to open the spot “within the next 45 days.” In fact, he was busy painting the restaurant’s light-blue exterior and entrance this afternoon.


Taste Somerville and The Yum Card

Hungry for Somerville’s diverse restaurant offerings? You’re in luck. The Welcome Project, which acts as an advocate for the city’s immigrant community, is serving up The Yum Card which offers a 10 percent off discount for orders of $25 or more at participating restaurants. Some of them, including Aguacate Verde, Yak and Yeti and Fasika, are Scout Somerville […]


Somerville Open Studios on its way

Holding their 15th annual Somerville Open Studios showing, SOS is a non-profit organization that allows community members to watch local artists progress in their craft. Creative works like contemporary travel accessories or stylish jewelry inspired by science and technology have been showcased at SOS.


Pop open a can of Soda Drinker Pro

Eight years ago, 32-year-old Somerville resident Will Brierly woke up feeling rather thirsty. While most people would just get up for a cup of water, an idea immediately popped into Brierly’s head. “Oh man, I need a soda. I need to make a first-person soda game,” he thought. Nineteen hours in front of a computer […]


Luck of ‘The Irish’ in Davis Square

If your roots even come close to Ireland, you need to pay a visit to Davis Square. The Davis Square Theatre is currently showing “The Irish…and How They Got That Way,” a witty, ironic–and nostalgic–account of the rich Irish culture, heritage and history. With a few mentions here and there about their love for whiskey.


Who Scans the Scanners?

In a span of 10 seconds, more than 30 cars pass a patrol vehicle stationed in Union Square. Without the officer inside lifting a finger, a system installed in her vehicle snaps pictures of each passing license plate and compares them against lists of wanted and unregistered vehicles. If one of the vehicles is a […]


The New Face of Old Somerville

What do you shop for at the end of an era? Mild pepper jelly, raisin sauce, sweet and sour mix, garlic jelly puree, canned cuttlefish, Spiderman cookies, liver pâté, dried beef, anchovy paste, Miracle Whip, chicken spread, rawhide bone, marmalade, White Lightning Chili, artisan soup mix, Pop Tart protectors and an entire shelf of Bell’s […]


Robert Publicover: Sept. 29, 1949 – Dec. 31, 2012

  Robert “Bob” Publicover, the founder of The Somerville News and a prominent AIDS/HIV activist, died between 4 and 6 a.m. on Dec. 31. He was 63. Publicover was believed until his death to be the nation’s longest living survivor of AIDS. He had also been battling cancer. In May, Scout published a long profile of […]


Hold on Reappointment of Once-Curtatone Critic

  On Oct. 24, the Board of Aldermen’s Confirmation of Appointment’s Committee met to approve Mayor Joe Curtatone’s  appointments and reappointments to city commissions. Of the 48 commissioners that came to the committee, 47 were approved. Those 47 were then all confirmed by the Board of Aldermen the next night. Barry Rafkind, a five-year member […]


Assembly Row’s Future

  Donald Wood, the president and CEO of Maryland-based Assembly Row developers Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRIT), spoke about third-quarter earnings with analysts recently. He spoke for a period about Assembly Row, revealing that high-end shops Brooks Brothers and Chico’s have committed to leases. He also said FRIT is considering buying the IKEA property but that […]