Articles by Sean Maloney

Send Us Your Dad Stories

We gotta make this quick while the toddler is distracted: Send us your Dad stories. Scout is assembling its first ever Dad Week, celebrating all the awesome dads of Somerville and Cambridge. We want to see pictures and hear stories about Dad’s doing dad stuff, especially during these last few months. We’ll be posting your […]



Cambridge City Nature Art Challenge Deadline Extended

The Cambridge City Natural Art Challenge is extending the contest deadline to June 8. Cambridge Local First and Green Cambridge are teaming up to promote the event which celebrates critters that call our community home. Based on the Boston City Nature Challenge, Zoo New England’s wildlife-data collection program, the Cambridge City Natural Art Challenge engages […]


Online Dog Training Class Tomorrow, May 20

We’re celebrating National Dog Rescue Day with a great online class, Wednesday May 20 at 5:30 p.m. Author-trainer Gordon Fontaine of Zen Dog Training leads this Zoom class to raise funds for Scout Magazines and Great Dog Rescue New England, and maybe even a great dog named Scout.  Fontaine will provide tips for common problems, […]


Zen Dog Training Zoom Class this Wednesday, May 20

Today, Scout and author-trainer Gordon Fontaine of Zen Dog Training are celebrating  National Dog Rescue Day with a benefit Zoom class. We’re raising money for Great Dog Rescue of New England, and Fontaine will be offering tips and tricks for dealing with behaviors like play biting, jumping and pulling on the leash. Fontaine, author of The Zen Method of […]


Front Steps Project, Essential Construction Return May 18

We’re looking for silver-linings just about everywhere these days. Things that we never thought would excite us now give us life. Who knew that we’d ever be so excited to see construction season start up? The City of Somerville recently announced a phased restart for essential construction and we are giddy. The sights! The sounds! […]


May 20: National Dog Rescue Day with Scout and Zen Dog Training

Join us for the return of our Benefit Zoom Classes on May 20 with Zen Dog Training. We’ll be learning tips and tricks from local author and dog trainer Gordon Fontaine. We’re raising money for Great Dog Rescue New England and helping your pooch get ready for their post-pandemic life.  Fontaine, author of The Zen […]


A Letter from the Editor

Hello Scouts, Nice to meet you, I’m Sean L. Maloney. I am the new interim editor for Scout Cambridge and Scout Somerville. I am excited to be here, excited about the future of this publication and the great community it serves.   You may know me as a contributing writer for Scout, DigBoston and Boston Globe. […]


Scout Supporter of the Day: Sam

Our Scout Supporter of the Day is Sam! Sam’s growing family follows Scout to stay up on local businesses.  “[I] love the updates about what’s opening and closing,” Sam tells Scout via email.  “Always what I read first.” Sam is staying sane by getting out and staying safe.  “[We]take our kids to the park for […]


Thanks, Moms. We Love You.

To all the moms of Cambridge and Somerville. To all the moms in Boston and Boston and Boxford. From North Adams to North Attleboro and back to North Andover. To all the bio-moms, adoptive-moms, step-moms and friend-moms. To all the moms everywhere: Thanks for everything. We love you. The last few months have been hard […]