Community

Scout Supporter of the Day: Maggie

Our Scout Supporter of the Day is Maggie! Each year, Maggie’s brother gifts her a subscription to Scout Cambridge and Scout Somerville for her birthday. “I love getting them in the mail! My roommates tease me about how enthusiastic I am about reading Scout,” she says. Going on long walks has been a necessary part […]


Scout Supporter of the Day: Carolynn

Our Scout Supporter of the Day is Carolynn! As an art director specializing in book and magazine publishing, Carolynn loves reading print magazines. She is also a big fan of exploring new restaurants in Somerville. “Scout does such a great job of keeping up on what’s new in the local restaurant scene,” she says. She says […]


Scout Supporter of the Day: Morgan

Our Scout Supporter of the Day is Morgan and his family! Morgan and his family support Scout because “learning about the new restaurants and businesses coming into the community is our favorite way to find new places to explore” and “the features on people are a very cool way to learn about your neighbor that you […]


Scout Supporters of the Day: Joanna and Keeril

Our Scout Supporters of the Day are Joanna and Keeril, and their lovely family!  These are actually the first full family portraits of these Cantabrigians, Joanna says, and when she first saw them, she started crying. “We’re what people now call a blended family,” she says. “… So, it felt really important for us to […]


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,” […]


From The Ground Up

For 50 years, East Cambridge–based affordable housing developer Just-A-Start has been quite literally building space for low-income residents from the ground up. And that’s just one of the ways they’ve been fighting income inequality in the increasingly divided city.  Last month, Just-A-Start purchased a 43,800 square foot property at 52 New St. in North Cambridge. […]


Students Launch Volunteer Service to Help Small Businesses

In 2019, Cambridge-based student Daniel Wang helped a local barber build a website. Since then, he has been interested in connecting students with small businesses in need of support—but hasn’t always known how to put this idea into practice. That changed when the coronavirus outbreak began.  “When the coronavirus crisis hit, that was when I […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Revolutionary Clinics Donates Portion of Proceeds to Relief Fund

Revolutionary Clinics, a leading provider of medical marijuana in Massachusetts, is donating 2 percent of all sales through April 20 to the Mayor’s Disaster Relief Fund. The dispensary recently celebrated the grand opening of its Central Square location on Feb. 24.  The Mayor’s Disaster Relief Fund, which is still accepting donations both online and in […]