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DID YOU KNOW: Cambridge is Giving Composting a Try

Composting: It’s not just for hippies anymore! More and more people, including organizations like the EPA, have realized that disposing of food matter this way enriches and cleans contaminated soil while preventing pollution. Still, it can be a little stinky to keep a composting bin in your own backyard, which is why Cambridge kicked off a […]


Black Lives Matter: In Conversation with poet activist Toni Bee

Toni Bee is a lot of things. She’s a poet, artist, activist and mother. She’s also one of the voices behind Black Lives Matter Cambridge, the local chapter of a national movement to combat systemic racism. The group emerged during the first weeks of this year and already they’ve led a march of more than […]


Participatory Budgeting Vote Scheduled for March

In our January/February print edition, we told you about a first-of-its-kind participatory budgeting program in Cambridge that will allow residents to decide how the city spends $500,000 in capital funds. Area citizens submitted their project proposals for the funds back in December, and ideas ranged from artsy (“commission up to $150,000 in public art for Cambridge […]


Connect Kendall Square Seeks Public Input

Have a vision of how Kendall Square should look? Time to speak up! The city is looking for input on the final design teams who in October advanced to the final stage of the Connect Kendall Square design competition. The contest is a response to the extensive changes Kendall Square experienced after years of development. […]


Introducing Community Blog Posts

Have strong opinions? Good, because we want to hear ’em. Dust off your laptops and flex those typing fingers – Scout Cambridge is now accepting submissions for community blog posts.


Proposed plastic bag ban postponed yet again

Does this headline have you feeling like you’re experiencing déjà vu? That’s probably because you’ve been reading stories about the proposed plastic bag ban for years. On Boston.com alone, there’s a January 29, 2013 story titled, “Cambridge to draft an ordinance that would ban plastic bags,” a December 2013 post titled “Proposed plastic bag ban […]


Humanist Hub’s “Godless Congregation” Celebrates First Anniversary

The Humanist Hub at Harvard commemorated its one-year anniversary this past weekend with a holiday celebration at its home at 30 JFK Street. And while there was no visit from Santa Claus or menorah burning away, the congregation of atheists, agnostics and humanists did welcome thinkers like Harvard U’s own Steven Pinker and former United States poet laureate Robert […]



SHAG Discount Weekend

Haven’t gotten your tickets to SHAG yet? Worried you’re going to miss an amazing evening of music, dance, and sh(w)ag? Starting today, you can snag seat in the upper balcony for $15, and the lower balcony seating is a steal at $20, with an additional $5 off the Cuisine En Locale VIP after-party. This offer […]


Scout’s Honored Awards Gala Tickets On Sale!

See that nifty banner over there? It speaks the truth: tickets to the first-ever Scout’s Honored Awards Gala (SHAG) are officially on the market. Held at the absolutely gorgeous, fresh off its centennial Somerville Theater on the evening of September 18th, it will feature performances by Boston Comedy Festival winner Dan Boulger, the eye-popping aerials […]



A-Listers: Bill Manley and Nephtaliem McCrary

If someone bequeathed to him a commercial space in Cambridge, he’d… It would be called Cassette Tapes and Milkshakes, and we would sell exactly that. And Walkmans, since no one has equipment to play cassette tapes anymore. And if you made a really good mix tape, you could sell it on consignment.