Articles by J Patrick Brown


Polls Close Thursday At Midnight

It’s true! It’s down to the wire, it’s looking like a lot of the categories are going to be decided by just a handful of votes. It’s up to you to make it count! Click here, or on the image above and get to it! Winners will be revealed in our September/October edition and will […]


Out of the Blue Gallery Needs Your Help!

Out of the Blue Gallery, Prospect Ave.’s beloved little venue space, is looking for a new home. Citing real estate issues that are becoming all too familiar with the continued development of Central Square, owner Tom Tipton is relocating to an as-yet undetermined location, and looking for donations to help ease the costs. You can […]


Tasty Burger’s New “Parklet”

In a move that will hopefully bring with it some lovely Summer weather, Harvard’s Tasty Burger will be opening a brand new patio/parklet later this week. Roughly the size of two parking spaces, it’s expected to sit around 15. Finally, all the fun of picnic-table-eating without the picnic-table-food. Or the picnic-table-bugs. Or the picnic-table, really.


World Cup Kickoff at Phoenix Landing

The 2014 World Cup is officially underway – something that you’d probably pick up on if you were at the Phoenix Landing right now. They’ll be broadcasting every game live for the next two weeks, so get ready for a lot of late lunches and unproductive afternoons. Check the schedule here, and twitter types should […]



Nominate Now …

Or forever hold your choice for the best piece of pie in Cambridge to yourself. The Scout’s Honored nomination polls officially close on midnight, Saturday, June 7th. So if the thought of your favorite corner store not getting the love it deserves breaks your little heart, do something about it and vote!



Mayor David Maher

After a long, drawn-out electoral process, School Committee member, City Councilor and 2010-2011 Mayor David Maher was (re)elected to Cambridge’s highest office earlier this year. The Scout sat down with Mayor Maher to talk about innovation, gentrification and all the -ations in between.  My very first apartment was on Pearl Street off of Central, almost […]


The Ballots Are (Coming) In!

We asked and you answered – responses have been pouring in for our 2014 Scout Honored nominees. If you haven’t submitted yet, or if you just remembered the name of that perfect little coffeeshop you blanked on the first time, there’s still plenty of a time to vote. Plus, we just added the new category […]


SCOUT PICKS: The Literary Roast

Hating on Hemingway? Done with Dickens? Turned off by Chuck Palahniuk’s casual sexism, but still see the appeal? Well, the best, brightest, and bust-iest behind Weird Love Productions are with you, and they’ve got an ibid or two to pick with the literary canon. Tonight they’ll be taking down Poe, Frost and the like, while […]


Scouts Honored 2014 Nominations Now Open!

Nobody knows Cambridge businesses like the people that call it home—that’s why we’re asking for your help in determining what’s the best this city has to offer. Give us your take on where to grab a drink or get a massage, and your nominee could take home the grand prize at the upcoming Scouts Honored […]