Somerville

What’s New: Cantab Lounge For Sale, Somerville Phase 3 on Pause and More

It’s a drizzly, grey, New England morning and we are happy for the brief respite from the heat and humidity. The dog days of summer seem extra slobbery this year, especially without our usual haunts and their glorious central air. Any other summer we’d at the movie theater or camping on a bar stool until […]


Gifts for Dad: Back Issues from the Comic Book Store

Editors Note: We asked one of our favorite local comic artists and fathers, Tony McMillen for the scoop on local comics shopping for Father’s Day. Here is his round up, natch. Comics books are coming back to Boston! More accurately, and in true superhero fashion, they never really left. From Davis to Harvard to Union, […]


TONIGHT: Juneteenth Candlelight Vigil at East Somerville Library

Juneteenth, the day marking the formal end of slavery, is today . There are protests, celebrations and observations happening all across New England, America and the internet. In our community, local activist group Just US Somerville have organized a candlelight vigil for 8:30 p.m. at the Somerville Library, 115 Broadway. Organizers ask that participants wear […]


Be Kind to Restaurant Folks, They’ve had a Rough Week

Restaurants can reopen! Maybe! Sorta? Almost. Governor Baker has moved Massachusetts into Phase 2 of reopening on June 8 after shutting down the state in March. Playgrounds are back, doctors are open and outdoor dining is giving a glimmer of hope to the hurting hospitality industry.  But here in Cambridge and Somerville, it’s not as […]


Beer Me: A Local Brewery Update

The sun is out. The days are longer and warmer. The yard work is well under way, and all I want to do after dusting off the patio furniture is sit outside with cold beer and a good book. But while the fairer weather brings with it all those telltale signs of impending summer, this […]


Salons Reopen Across Cambridge and Somerville

As the cities of Somerville and Cambridge begin to reopen, hair salons are seeing their services situated front and center.  Many are back in business – with a few adjustments made to their procedures. The Somerville salon Hair By Christine & Co. opened its doors on June 1, returning from its temporary shut down due […]


Support Somerville Musicians on Bandcamp

Bandcamp is one of the internet’s best music businesses, a platform built on fair deals for artists. The website has been encouraging fans with funds to spare to support artists, waiving their revenue share on sales for 24 hours on the first Friday of the Month . On March 20 and May 1, fans spent […]


Diesel Cafe Opens for Curbside Pickup, 21st Birthday

We need coffee, now more than ever. Like, ASAP. Pronto. Stat. It has been a stressful day (week, month, year) and we need the sweet relief of iced coffee. Luckily, Diesel Cafe are back at 257 Elm St. and open for curbside pickup. They are taking orders online and serving a limited menu out of […]


Send Us Your Dad Stories

We gotta make this quick while the toddler is distracted: Send us your Dad stories. Scout is assembling its first ever Dad Week, celebrating all the awesome dads of Somerville and Cambridge. We want to see pictures and hear stories about Dad’s doing dad stuff, especially during these last few months. We’ll be posting your […]


Happy Birthday, West Branch Library

The West Branch Library is celebrating 111 years in Davis Square! And it barely looks a day older than 110. We kid. In fact, the ongoing rehabilitation effort has the the ol’ biblio-palace looking more spry than we can remember. We can’t wait to go back even if we will miss the haunted, steampunk vibes […]


Zen Dog Training Zoom Class this Wednesday, May 20

Today, Scout and author-trainer Gordon Fontaine of Zen Dog Training are celebrating  National Dog Rescue Day with a benefit Zoom class. We’re raising money for Great Dog Rescue of New England, and Fontaine will be offering tips and tricks for dealing with behaviors like play biting, jumping and pulling on the leash. Fontaine, author of […]


What the Fluff: Somerville Suspends Events Through End of Year

Well this is a huge bummer but  not a huge surprise: The City of Somerville has suspended all permitted events through the end of the year. No Honk Fest, no Fluff Fest, none of the block parties that have made the last few summers extra fun. While phased construction has returned, the city is taking […]