coronavirus

Scout Supporter of the Day: Amanda

Our Scout Supporter of the Day is Amanda! Amanda’s favorite thing about Scout is learning about new places to go to and events to check out. “We love Scout!” She says. ” I love reading about new restaurants and shops and learning about community events and members.” While the stay-at-home advisory has her and her family cooped […]



Scout Supporter of the Day: Doug

Our Scout Supporter of the Day is Doug! Doug’s favorite thing about Scout is checking out the What’s New section for updates on the local food scene and restaurants. One thing he’s been doing to treat himself during the stay-at-home advisory is making coffee with whipped cream on top “to feel like we’re getting fancy […]


The City Offers Business Coaching Service During COVID-19

As of April 24, Somerville’s Economic Development Department (EDD) received 40 applications to their business coaching service, a new program created to help local businesses affected by COVID-19. Since launching on April 6, the program has already matched 17 businesses with coaches. “Somerville’s small businesses are a critical part of the life blood of our […]


Scout Supporters of the Day: Sarah and James

Our Scout Supporters of the Day are Sarah and James! Reading Scout helps give Sarah and James a sense of home and place in their neighborhood. “Scout helps us appreciate and make the most of our neighborhood by sharing stories about incredible community members as well as exposing us to amazing food and activities,” Sarah says. […]


Scout Supporter of the Day: Kaitlynn

Our Scout Supporter of the Day is Kaitlynn! Kaitlynn was introduced to Scout after seeing staff photographer Sasha Pedro’s photos. “I love that’s it’s a local small business highlighting the good in the Boston community,” she says. While she enjoys reading the local stories, she says one thing she has (understandably) been doing to stay […]


Scout Supporter of the Day: Anna

Our Scout Supporter of the Day is Anna! Anna says she gets a “sense of community” from reading Scout. “In a large city, it’s easy to feel a lack of connection to your neighborhood. Scout brings that connection back for us,” she says. During the stay-at-home advisory, Anna’s gotten to spend a lot more time […]


The ‘Death Zone’ For Harvard Square Businesses

It’s a little unnerving to see what are usually the busiest spots in the city so sparsely occupied. But with the spread of COVID-19 and a state- and nation-wide quarantine in effect, this is a new normal in Harvard Square.  On March 11, Harvard University and other local colleges like MIT, Lesley University, and Cambridge […]


Scout Supporters of the Day: Melody and Evan

Our Scout Supporters of the Day are Melody and Evan! Melody loves turning to Scout to learn more about local eateries. “The photography is always great, and it’s a good way to find out about restaurants to try out or food to track down,” she says. The stay-at-home advisory has given them a lot more […]


Scout Supporters of the Day: Stephen and Kiran

Our Scout Supporters of the Day are Stephen and Kiran! Scout helps Stephen and Kiran continue to learn new things about their home. “We love the hyper-local nature of Scout and how it helps us to continue to discover new places around the city we’ve lived in for over 10 years,” Stephen says. During this […]


Scout Supporter of the Day: Ashira

Our Scout Supporter of the Day is Ashira! Ashira produces the email newsletter Inbound Boston, which curates news and events, and she is a writer herself. “The best thing I did in college was writing and editing an alt-quarterly magazine, shoutout to The Fine Print, so publications like Scout have a special place in my heart,” […]


Veggie Galaxy Raises $15,000 for Staff

For Adam Penn and Katherine Tanner, the married co-owners of Veggie Galaxy, the decision to shut down operations on March 14 happened almost literally overnight. “We were open on a Saturday night—this was kind of when things were ramping up early, in terms of the virus and people’s perceptions of it—and we were still pretty […]