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North Cambridge Hydroponics Shop Helps Customers Grow Their Own… Stuff

A medical marijuana dispensary called Sage Cannabis is coming to the city soon—but in the meantime, the staff at GYOStuff is having some fun and making some headlines with its current promotion, which promises customers “Free Pot With Qualifying Purchase.” Obviously, GYO is giving away receptacles in which to grow your greenery, not dishing out free sticky icky. Because while […]


With Bag Ban Looming, We’ve Tote-ally Got You Covered

On March 31—almost one year to the day after Cambridge city council voted 8-1 in favor of the Bring Your Own Bag Ordinance—the city’s ban officially goes into effect. No longer will you be able to stash your purchases in a single-use plastic bag; instead, you’ll have to BYO (or pay a minimum of 10 cents for each paper […]


What your Favorite Cambridge Vintage Shop Says About You

For the cool kids who know just where to get the most off-the-wall, unique clothes, nothing impresses more than a great find from a different decade—and Cambridge has more than a few places to choose from if you want to hunt down pieces that will make your wardrobe pop. Whether you’re punk or polished, kicking it near […]


2015 Cambridge Gift Guide

We know you’d rather spend the holidays eating, drinking and being merry than traipsing through town tracking down gifts, which is why we gathered 139 of the coolest presents from 31 Cambridge shops in this year’s local gift guide. Happy shopping!


SCOUT PICK: Late Night Shopping Madness at Porter South

Between the hustle, bustle and—let’s be honest—occasional utter chaos of prepping for the holiday season, it can be tough to find time to get out into the community and find gifts at independent Cambridge shops. That’s one of the reasons why, for more than ten years, the shopping community at Porter South (that’s the stretch of […]


WIN BIG: Our 2015 Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway!

This year’s local gift guide hit streets last week, and it’s our biggest, most badass one to date, with 139 potential presents from more than 30 Cambridge shops. (If you haven’t seen the issue yet, check out our list of pickup spots throughout the city to learn where you can find one!) That’s a lot of great gifts […]


SCOUT OUT: 7 Days of Farmers Markets

‘Tis the season for an abundance of farm fresh produce, and with the saturation of markets setting up shop in the area, not a day will go by without a chance to get your fix. MONDAY CENTRAL SQUARE FARMERS MARKET When: Mondays from 12-6 p.m., May 18-November 23 Where: The parking lot behind H-Mart in Central […]


Cambridge Bookstores Celebrate Their Independence

On April 18, scores of rabid vinyl collectors began lining up in the wee hours of the morning for Record Store Day, the annual music celebration that lures shoppers into area record stores with limited-edition pressings and in-store performances. Literature lovers now have a similar day of festivities all their own: Independent Bookstore Day, which will be commemorated by […]



2014 Cambridge Holiday Gift Guide

 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 someones or break down and order everything online at the last minute. Well leave the running […]


Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts, Pt. 1

By Michelle Lahey So, the bad news is you totally forgot blanked about Valentine’s Day this year. Good news is, all week long we’ll be posting great gift ideas, event guides, and everything else you’ll need to survive the weekend. GOOD SCENTS DRAGONFLY HERBS PERFUME, $8.50 DAVE’S FRESH PASTA, 81 HOLLAND ST., (617) 623-0867 Every […]