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Saving the Silver Maple Forest

If you’ve ever visited the Alewife MBTA station, the adjacent 118-acre DCR park known as the Alewife Brook Reservation, which covers areas in Cambridge, Arlington and Somerville, is probably a familiar sight. What many may not know is that this reservation is critical to the ecosystem of the area. And now, that ecosystem is in […]


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 […]



Under-Served? New Minimum Wage Bill Gets Mixed Messages From Service Industry

On a quiet Tuesday morning in Russell House Tavern in Harvard Square, Katie Russo folds napkins and waits for customers. Right now, with no tables, she’s getting paid $2.63 an hour, about one-third of the minimum wage for non-tipped labor. But soon, that may change. In November, the Massachusetts Senate overwhelmingly approved an increase in […]


With your help, danger!awesome expands

danger!awesome, Central Square’s iconically eclectic makerspace/workshop/science Hogwarts, has just announced plans to move into a space five times the size of their current shop and expand their educational offerings in an equally big way. More info–and how you can help–after the jump.


2013 Race for City Council

Cambridge will hold its municipal elections on Tuesday, November 5. Along with School Committee elections, there’s a tight race for the Cambridge City Council this year and your vote makes a difference. Not sure who to vote for? We asked every candidate for City Council – all 25 challengers and incumbents vying for nine spots […]


WHAT’S NEW: Central Square Library to Close for Renovations

 The Cambridge Public Library’s Central Square Branch recently revealed a new renovation project that will render the entire building unsafe for resident access. During the afternoon of August 30, the library will close to allow for several hours of drilling to begin the project. Though regular hours will be maintained throughout the month of September, […]


News: Cab driver slams into news stand

A Cambridge-based cabbie crashed into the Out of Town News kiosk in Harvard Square at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 7. Scout Cambridge photographer, Michael Rose, was on the scene having dinner. “We heard this horrific crash,” Rose recalls. “A cab had careened out of control, up onto the sidewalk, and into the Out […]


The greenest commuters in the nation?

As if Cambridge needed yet another reason to brag. NerdWallet.com, a website concerned with you saving an extra buck or two, named Cantabrigians the greenest commuters in the nation, ahead of New Yorkers, Bostonians and San Franciscans.