Articles by Lilly Milman

Scout Supporter of the Day: Collin

Our Scout Supporter of the Day is Collin Yip (and his dogs, Moose and Munch!) Collin is the developer behind the Somernova complex in Union Square. One of his favorite things about Scout is “the discovery of awesome food, people, art, and initiatives in the neighborhood that I would have otherwise missed without reading Scout,” […]


Scout Supporter of the Day: Randi

Randi spent last week raising funds so that she could keep sewing masks to be donated to the Cambridge Health Alliance, and she’s already met her goal.  “Our beloved healthcare workers should not need to worry about fashioning their own masks,” she writes on her GoFundMe page. “I am using 100% cotton fabric, with a […]


Keep the Kids Busy With a Cat, a Mouse, and an App

For 30 years in public television, Somervillian Marisa Wolsky has been able to focus on her raison d’etre: making educational content fun for kids. Her latest project has proven to be one of her most popular: the interactive “Scribbles and Ink” drawing app, based on children’s books by author and illustrator Ethan Long. “Children’s television […]


Our Last Week of #TheFrontStepsProject For Now

It has been an honor taking photos of you and your families from a distance for #TheFrontStepsProject. Stepping out to take your photos has been the highlight of our photographers’ weeks, and sharing them has brought a sense of connection back to us and our readers. Documenting the faces of our communities during the pandemic […]


Here Are Some of the Faces Helping Us Save Scout

For a little over a week now, Scout staff photographers Sasha Pedro and Adrianne Mathiowetz, as well as photographer Amanda Macchia, have been driving all over town to photograph families from a safe distance as a part of #TheFrontStepsProject. #TheFrontStepsProject, started by photographer Cara Soulia in Needham, is a way of fostering connection, documenting the […]


How Lamplighter Is Supporting Local Suppliers

In the two weeks since Lamplighter Brewing Co. stopped serving in its popular taproom, co-founder Cayla Marvil says the company is continuing to pivot, looking for new ways to serve its customers, support its furloughed staff, and help other local businesses. “It all feels very surreal to me, still,” she says. “I’m just trying to […]


Thank You for Getting Us Through March, a Plea for April

First and foremost, thank you to all who have donated to our March fundraiser, supported us on Patreon, shared our posts, read our articles, participated in #TheFrontStepsProject, and given us words of encouragement these past few weeks. Your support truly means the world to us, and is the reason we have been able to keep […]


Documenting Our City During The Stay-At-Home Advisory With #TheFrontStepsProject

Scout’s first weekend participating in #TheFrontStepsProject as a way of raising funds was a blast! #TheFrontStepsProject, started by photographer Cara Soulia in Needham, is a way of fostering connection, documenting the people of the community during this time of separation, and raising awareness for Scout’s fundraising efforts—all from the safety of home.  Scout is in […]


Update: Final March Fundraising Push!

As of today, we have raised $3,566—meaning that we are about 70 percent of the way towards meeting our initial fundraising ask of $5,000.  We really appreciate the generosity of the community, and all those who have taken the time to sign up for #TheFrontStepsProject. Without you, this last week wouldn’t have been possible for […]


Neighborhoods Collaborate On Grassroots Relief for Main Streets Report

It’s no surprise that small businesses are being hit—hard—by social distancing policies. Many have announced closures, while others have tried to transition to virtual models of their product. Some restaurants are temporarily shuttering, others are trying to lean on take-out and delivery—perhaps even for the first time. But a common thread throughout all of these efforts is the […]


Save Scout By Signing Up For #TheFrontStepsProject

Inspired by Needham-based photographer Cara Soulia, Scout Somerville staff photographer Adrianne Mathiowetz asked to bring the “Front Steps Project” to Somerville and Cambridge in an effort to raise funds for Scout Magazines. Two other photographers, Amanda Macchia and Scout Cambridge staff photographer Sasha Pedro, graciously hopped on immediately. The Front Steps Project is a way of fostering connection, documenting […]


Cambridge Public Health Department Releases Specific Guidelines for Food Service

The Cambridge Public Health Department (CPHD) released a list of specific guidelines that restaurants and food service workers should follow on March 24—the same day that nonessential businesses were ordered to close by Gov. Charlie Baker. Restaurants are still allowed to offer delivery and take-out services under this order, as long as they follow proper […]