St. Paddy’s Day weekend warrior edition

Erin go bragh! It doesn’t matter if you have green in your veins or not, Sunday is St. Patrick’s Day. There’s something for everybody: green beer for you college kids, traditional Irish music for those who miss the Emerald Isle and even some Irish-inspired physical activities. So grab your shamrock, put on your favorite green […]


Somerville’s Alderman race heats up

Alderman elections are just around the corner, folks. Time to get to know a little bit about some of the candidates poised to take care of business in the city. Here are some candidates who have already announced they will run for Alderman in their respective wards.


Pi Day festivities at Petsi Pie in Somerville

We’ve heard the saying “an eye for an eye.” Well, Thursday, March 14 it’s pi for a pie. At exactly 1:59 p.m., Renee McLeod’s Petsi Pies shop hosted a pi (3.14159 …) reciting contest where memorizing digits of the infinite number could win you free sweets.


Assembly Row project scores a Starbucks

Assembly Row, a $1.5 billion development project that promises 450 homes, a theater and a retail center, announced today that they’ve added a Starbucks to their growing arsenal of new restaurants and food establishments. Assembly Row’s Starbucks is slotted to open in May.


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 […]