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Daytrip Believer: Newburyport

By Joey Del Ponte There’s so much to do in the ‘Ville that its easy to forget that there’s miles of history, excitement and culture all around us. In this latest installment, we’re taking you to Newburyport – coastal city chock-full of history and culture, located 35 miles northeast of Boston near the NH border. […]



Break-in Reported at Maximum Hesh

By Joey Del Ponte Late Wednesday night, an unknown assailant broke into Maximum Hesh Skate Shop on 378A Highland Ave. and stole several items of merchandise. According to a post from the Maximum Hesh Facebook page today, dozens of Skateboard decks and some skate shoes were taken. The missing merchandise includes Antihero Skateboards, Lurkville Skateboards, […]


Feature: Something in the Water

  By Joey Del Ponte and Scout Staff At times, this city’s past reads like historical fiction: Jonathan Franzen living down the street from fellow author Isaac Asimov’s old digs. A future-president studying the pinnacle of law at Harvard while living down the street from the garage where gangster Whitey Bulger once (allegedly) seemed willing […]


West 7 Bistro Unveils Remodeled Space

Delio Susi, the owner of the newly renamed West 7 Bistro (1137 Broadway) recently revealed his remodeled Teele Square eatery, named from a combination of “West Somerville” and “Ward 7.” Susi reverted to the space’s original charm by removing the drop ceilings to reveal the high originals with exposed pipes and all. He also stripped the […]


Scout Picks: November 8-10

Whether you’re looking for an exciting Friday night at the Nave art gallery or a relaxed morning stroll through the Union Square farmers market, we’ve got you covered. Check out some of the most exciting free things happening around the ‘Ville this weekend.