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The Local Book Stores Keeping Us Well Read During Covid-19

Finding it hard to read right now? You’re not alone. While summer is on the visible horizon, those beach reads may feel a little less fun when we can’t, you know, go to the beach. Two months and counting into the COVID-19 shutdown, book lovers and seasonal readers alike are finding it more and more […]



Scout Supporters of the Day: Elizabeth and Lowell

Our Scout Supporters of the Day are Elizabeth and Lowell! Elizabeth likes to read Scout to learn about what’s new in her community. “I love the sense of discovery and community I get from reading Scout,” she says. “Every issue turns me on to a new place to explore, or tells the story of someone […]


Scout Supporter of the Day: Ashira

Our Scout Supporter of the Day is Ashira! Ashira produces the email newsletter Inbound Boston, which curates news and events, and she is a writer herself. “The best thing I did in college was writing and editing an alt-quarterly magazine, shoutout to The Fine Print, so publications like Scout have a special place in my heart,” she […]


2019 Candidate Survey: School Committee

Welcome to Scout Cambridge’s candidate survey for the 2019 municipal elections, which will take place on Tuesday, November 5. We sent surveys to all candidates running in opposed races for Cambridge city council and school committee, and present their answers to you here.  Today we are featuring the school committee race. All candidates were given […]


Lamplighter Aglow With the Love of Beer

Your Scout’s Honored 2019 winner for Best Brewery is Lamplighter Brewing Co. After eight or nine years of homebrewing, Lamplighter Brewing Co. co-founders Cayla Marvil and AC Jones decided that Cambridge could use more than one brewery. It took another three years to open the doors at their location, which used to be the auto […]


Library’s New Learning Lab Aims to Up Its STEAM Game

You can get a sneak peek at the Cambridge Public Library’s new STEAM Learning Lab this Thursday and Dr. Maria McCauley, the city’s director of libraries, probably couldn’t be more excited about its potential. “My biggest hope is that people, especially young people, will be able to think about careers in these areas, especially right […]


Scout You: May/June 2016

In each issue of Scout, we send our photographer around town to capture photos of the people of Cambridge in action. Keep an eye out for her—you could be featured in an upcoming edition of Scout! These photos originally appeared in our May/June print edition, which is available for free at more than 200 drop spots throughout Cambridge (and […]


A “Biblioburro” Becomes A Book Bike

Bikes and parks have long been a source of summertime fun for kids—and one dedicated group of Cambridge volunteers wants to make sure books are an equally important part of that equation. The Cambridge Book Bike, which launched in 2014, brings new, free books to children throughout the city during the summer months. Book Bike […]


Meet Scout This! Winner Bridget O’Brien

Congratulations go out to Bridget O’Brien, who correctly identified the photo in our November/December edition as part of the Dickson Bros. sign in Harvard Square. O’Brien realized that the Scout This! image probably wasn’t an advertisement for pain, and then it hit her: “I thought, I wonder if that says paint!” she says. She stopped by Dickson […]



Scout Out: C2W Market

Cambridge has eight farmers markets: seven for the days of the week, all neatly arranged and color-coded on a pretty flier; and one more that just won’t play by the rules. The Central Square Wednesday (or “C2W”) Market, Cambridge’s upstart farmers market, was founded by JJ Gonson (best known as the head of the Somerville-based […]