Articles by Sean Maloney

What’s New: Cantab Lounge For Sale, Somerville Phase 3 on Pause and More

It’s a drizzly, grey, New England morning and we are happy for the brief respite from the heat and humidity. The dog days of summer seem extra slobbery this year, especially without our usual haunts and their glorious central air. Any other summer we’d at the movie theater or camping on a bar stool until […]


Scout Update: Museum of Science, ArtBeat and More

It’s been a quiet week around these parts. Well, if you don’t count the illegal fireworks. And the sleep-deprived toddler running around Scout HQ. But mostly it has been quiet, which feels like some grand cosmic respite after the last few months of intense newsiness. Here are some of the stories that we’ve been following […]


Scout Status Update: We Still Need Your Help

Scout survived the weekend but we need more help to make it through the coming month. Will you help keep journalism local? Will you show out for Somerville and Cambridge? Will you become a Scout member today? We need you, your friends and your family on our team.  This weekend our amazing readers and community […]


KEEP JOURNALISM LOCAL: Scout’s 5 Day Survival Drive

“The numbers don’t add up.”  Scout is in an alley in Central Square. Mark Young of Viale is showing us his outdoor seating set up, but it’s not enough, he says. The surrounding offices are empty. The streets are empty. There is parking everywhere. The numbers don’t add up. Scout Magazines are in the same […]


Passim Persists Festival Starts Tonight

The legendary Harvard Square folk music venue Club Passim is holding its first ever fundraising festival, Passim Persists. The online event featuring in-the-round performances from club favorites and regulars starts tonight, June 24, at 8 p.m. Like much of the music industry, the venerable music club has been closed since March and needs help from […]




Gifts for Dad: Breakfast Sandwiches at Darwin’s Ltd.

One day, I will write my memoir Breakfast Sandwiches I Have Loved, but today I just want to give a quick shout out to Cambridge institution Darwin’s, Ltd. and their early morning works of art. You’ve always been there for me when I needed you and  you will always have my love, respect and undying […]


Be Kind to Restaurant Folks, They’ve had a Rough Week

Restaurants can reopen! Maybe! Sorta? Almost. Governor Baker has moved Massachusetts into Phase 2 of reopening on June 8 after shutting down the state in March. Playgrounds are back, doctors are open and outdoor dining is giving a glimmer of hope to the hurting hospitality industry.  But here in Cambridge and Somerville, it’s not as […]


Friday: Dinner & Movie Night Celebrates Black Owned Restaurants

Cambridge City Council alongside Cambridge Local First and the Brattle Theatre have organized a virtual movie night celebrating local black owned restaurants. This Friday June 12, order some take out and fire up the flatscreen together at home with some of Cambridge and Somerville’s best eats. We sure could go for dinner and a movie […]


GLX Update: Bye Bye, Lechmere. Hello, Broadway Bridge.

Hard to believe but the Green Line Extension is actually making progress. The last few weeks have seen a flurry of activity and the long-in-the-works project is finally, mercifully moving towards completion. And while our Big Dig-traumatized brains won’t accept GLX is a real thing until we see an undergrad barf on Tufts Station, we […]


Support Cambridge Musicians on Bandcamp

Bandcamp is one of the internet’s best music businesses, a platform built on fair deals for artists. The website has been encouraging fans with funds to spare to support artists, waiving their revenue share on sales for 24 hours. on the first Friday of the month On March 20 and May 1, fans spent over […]