Teens at the Community Art Center spent the summer tackling tough topics with their neighbors.
There are a lot of things that make Cambridge such a beautiful city—the architecture, the foliage, the views of the Charles. But ask Diane Beck, and she’ll tell you: It also has something to do with the ground you’re walking on. “The brick around the new Harvard Museums is wire-cut brick, laid very closely, and […]
The photo looks like something from another era. A newlywed bride, clutching a bouquet of flowers, looks out from the back of a stunning vintage Rolls Royce. Her face is partially obscured by her hand, but her eyes are alight, her face radiating joy beneath her white veil, as she waves to someone in the distance. […]
Every city has its thoroughfares, places where restaurants are plentiful, nightlife is booming and crowds throng the sidewalks. In Cambridge, we have Mass. Ave., which wends its way from south of Boston through the heart of our city, snaking past MIT and Harvard, cutting through North Cambridge and continuing to Arlington and beyond. But outside […]
The Lynch Family Skatepark doesn’t just provide the area’s skaters with 40,000 square feet of bowls, ramps and railings. Skateboarder Maya Volpacchio, age 18, loves the park’s layout. Its three bowls—essentially, empty swimming pools—of different sizes allow beginning skaters to start small, working their way up. She’s also a fan of the mini street section. […]
Cambridge’s human population isn’t the only one that’s growing—the number of canine companions in the city is increasing as well. As of 2015, there were 3,262 dogs licensed in Cambridge, according to Mark W. McCabe, director of the Cambridge Animal Commission. And he estimates there are actually as many as 4,500 dogs living in the […]
“Say a black woman is an immigrant; she migrated here from Haiti. So she is a woman, she is black and she is an immigrant. Now there are three intersecting identities for which she can be discriminated [against]. And we haven’t even started talking about whether or not she is straight or gay.” Boston Black Pride board member Charlene […]
When Cambridge kicked off its second round of participatory budgeting last year, giving citizens the opportunity to vote on how $600,000 in public funds were allocated, there were lots of flashy potential projects on the ballot: free wifi and solar-powered charging benches in area parks, a block party trailer, interactive technology for the library’s main […]
A few years ago, the people behind the podcast “Overthinking It” asked a head-scratcher: Was becoming Batman the best way for Bruce Wayne to fix Gotham? He spent billions of dollars and years of his life becoming the Caped Crusader; couldn’t he have used his time and money to fund medical research and make connections with […]
These days, there’s something almost revolutionary about working in a manual trade—in creating a thing, in experiencing the the tactile fruits of physical labor. As our world and work increasingly move online, there are still those working to perfect a craft, who are tied to their toolbox rather than to their inbox. We asked four […]
In every issue, we send our photographer around town to capture photos of people having fun. Keep an eye out for her—you could be featured in an upcoming edition of Scout!
There’s a lot to love about running a family business. You’re working with people you know are reliable, people you can trust to do their job well. You get to spend time together you otherwise wouldn’t, and you can (theoretically) be forthcoming with your ideas and opinions. “No matter how much you bicker—usually—you can keep […]