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Meet the Scout Team: Holli Banks Allien, Founder & Publisher

Holli’s journey to Somerville and to the brazen task of launching a print magazine in 2009 was a complicated one. She grew up in East Tennessee, studied acting in New York, and ultimately followed a friend up to the Somerville and Cambridge area. Scout was a long shot, to say the least. Holli went from […]


Boston Comedy Festival Stand Up Contest: Prelim Round 1

Join The Boston Comedy Festival at the Preliminary round of a nationwide stand-up competition. Forty-eight, bright-eyed comics from all over the country compete for $10,000 dollars in prize money.  When it’s over, there will be one comic standing with a nice little bag of money and a ton of bragging rights.   Hosted By: Nick […]


Meet Scout This! Winner Ryann Fame & Her Dog, Pepper

Congratulations to Ryann Fame and her dog, Pepper, for correctly identifying the photo in our November/December issue as a plaque in the wall of the Medford St. Bridge! Fame said that she and her pup, a rescue from Last Hope K9 Rescue, walk past this spot nearly every day.


Changes to Somerville’s snow policies: what you need to know

We’ve had a downright balmy holiday season here in the ‘ville, but the WBZ-TV AccuWeather team is predicting above-average snowfall for the region come 2015. What does that mean for you? Well, for starters, global factors indicate that you could be seeing 10 to 20 inches more snow than you do during the average winter. But […]



Scout Picks: 12/5- 12/7

Friday 12/5 The Slutcracker 8 p.m., $27 Somerville Theatre 55 Davis Square Come to Somerville Theatre this Friday for the beloved Slutcracker’s opening night! Nothing marks the beginning of a great holiday season like an exciting (and slightly scandalous) burlesque performance.


Scout Picks: 11/28/14 – 11/30/14

Once you’ve worked the last of the tryptophan out of your system, shake off your Turkey Day food hangover with our weekend Somerville Scout Picks. Friday, 11/28 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Free Admission Wintergreen Herbal Market Center for the Arts at the Armory 191 Highland Ave. Get a jump on holiday shopping with handmade […]


2014 Somerville Holiday Gift Guide

  By Emily Cassel (@biketrouble) & Scout Staff Photos by Emily Hopkins (@genderpizza) & Scout Staff Ah, it’s that time of year again. The days are getting shorter and the temperature is theoretically getting colder. Soon it will be time for you to either run around town trying to get gifts for all those special […]


Scout Picks: 11/21/14 – 11/23/14

Here are our favorite Somerville events for the coming weekend: Friday, 11/21 2 – 6 p.m., Free I’ve Been Everywhere, Man: Musicians on the Road Nave Gallery Annex 53 Chester St. To many, the life of a touring musician seems like a dream, but this exhibition at Nave Gallery shows that it ain’t always full of […]


Tiny Homes: Solutions for the Haves and Have Nots

by Carli Velocci Photos by Miranda Aisling People are lined up around the parking lot at the former Waste Management site, nearly from end to end, all to get into what looks like a shed. The tiny home sits on a trailer bed in the middle of the Somerville Big Tiny House Festival as small […]



Community Protests Tufts Daycare Transfer

By Andrea Simons On July 15, staff members and parents at the Tufts Educational Daycare Center (TEDCC) were notified that the university would be transferring the daycare to Bright Horizons, a large corporate daycare chain, on September 1, giving parents and staff six weeks to find new daycare options or comply with the switch.