Articles by Reena Karasin

MEET YOUR WINNERS: Services

Community Classes: Cambridge Center for Adult Education 42 Brattle St., (617) 547-6789 ccae.org Read our article on the Cambridge Center for Adult Education here. Mechanic: Good News Garage 75 Hamilton St., (617) 354-5383 goodnewsgaragecambridge.com Florist: Brattle Square Florist 31 Brattle St., (617) 876-9839 brattlesquareflorist.com Framing: Big Picture Framing 2044 Massachusetts Ave., (617) 491-0011 1100 Massachusetts Ave., (617) 864-4487 […]


SCOUT’S HONORED: The Cambridge Center for Adult Education

Ever wish there was more learning in your life? The Cambridge Center for Adult Education strives to help people pursue lifelong learning through courses on everything from visual arts to ESL to writing to cooking. The nonprofit offers more than 400 classes in each of its four annual terms. One of the most popular subject […]


MEET YOUR WINNERS: Wellness

Physical Therapist: Anna Schroepfer Kandoyan 1575 Cambridge St., (617) 876-4344, spauldingrehab.org Read our article on Kandoyan here. Holistic Health Service & Massage: Inman Oasis 243 Hampshire St., (617) 491-0176 inmanoasis.com Selection of services: Deep tissue massage Trigger point therapy Cranio-sacral massage Sports massage Hot stone massage Private hot tub soaks Community hot tub Gym: Healthworks 35 White St., […]


Monthly Meet-ups Aim to Connect Local Women

Women In Cambridge was started four years ago when a group of female entrepreneurs joined forces to help each other navigate owning a small business. After about a year the group got connected with the Cambridge Commission on the Status of Women, and it’s now evolved into monthly networking meet-ups open to all women who […]


SCOUT’S HONORED: The Best Physical Therapist of 2018

Best Physical Therapist: Anna Schroepfer Kandoyan Spaulding Hospital Cambridge 1575 Cambridge St., (617) 876-4344 spauldingrehab.org What makes a good physical therapist? To Anna Schroepfer Kandoyan, it’s about more than good clinical knowledge and skills—it’s about an eagerness to work with patients, being a good listener, and asking the right questions. Working with people was one of […]


MEET YOUR WINNERS: Beauty

Hair Salon | Haircut – Michael Leonida | Hair Color – Miranda Mills Salon Michael Domenic 1426 Cambridge St. #1, (617) 492-2000 salonmichaeldomenic.com                                                                  […]


SCOUT’S HONORED: Chameleon Tattoo & Body Piercing

Best Tattoo or Piercing 36 John F. Kennedy St. (617) 876-0412 for tattoos, (617) 491-4335 for piercings chameleonbodyarts.com “It was a total accident, really,” Owen Beane says when we ask him how he got into the tattoo and piercing world. He started as a “garbage man” at Chameleon Tattoo & Body Piercing in the ’90s, […]



Boston Improv Festival to Highlight Underrepresented Comedic Voices

“Improv You Need To See” is the tagline for the Boston Improv Festival, but what does that actually mean? It means Chicago’s only all-Indian improv group. It means a show fully in Spanish. It means a group of women of color banded together under the moniker “Matt Damon Improv.” “We’re in an extra bastion of […]


Sophia Takes the Guesswork Out of Finding the Right Therapist

When Eva Breitenbach was in graduate school at MIT, a medical scare led her to seek a therapist’s help. She was vocal about the support she found in therapy, and before long people around campus started coming up to her and telling her about the trouble they’d had connecting with mental health therapists. “People were […]


The SheBoom Sisterhood

They have many names for themselves. “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Drums.” “The Rolling Crones.” A “post-menopausal percussion and vocal ensemble.” They are many things—women, activists, mothers. One was a realtor, another’s a former professor, and a third has written five books about Halloween. They came together haphazardly. “It’s a small world in Somerville and […]