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 […]
Students from Cambridge Rindge and Latin, Harvard Law School, and Harvard College descended onto Harvard Square Monday to protest the decision by a grand jury not to indict Officer Darren Wilson of the Ferguson, Mo., in the shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown in August. The group, which swelled to 700, gathered just after 1:30 […]
If you’ve ever visited the Alewife MBTA station, the adjacent 118-acre DCR park known as the Alewife Brook Reservation, which covers areas in Cambridge, Arlington and Somerville, is probably a familiar sight. What many may not know is that this reservation is critical to the ecosystem of the area. And now, that ecosystem is in […]
After a long, drawn-out electoral process, School Committee member, City Councilor and 2010-2011 Mayor David Maher was (re)elected to Cambridge’s highest office earlier this year. The Scout sat down with Mayor Maher to talk about innovation, gentrification and all the -ations in between. My very first apartment was on Pearl Street off of Central, almost […]
In memoriam Ricardo Fitten, 1942-2014 We are sorry to report that scientist and poet Ricardo Fitten, who was profiled in Scout Cambridge and Scout Somerville in November, died on Saturday, March 1. “He’s passed on to join the ancestors,” said his sister, Marcia Fitten. A memorial service will be held in his honor on Thursday, […]
On a quiet Tuesday morning in Russell House Tavern in Harvard Square, Katie Russo folds napkins and waits for customers. Right now, with no tables, she’s getting paid $2.63 an hour, about one-third of the minimum wage for non-tipped labor. But soon, that may change. In November, the Massachusetts Senate overwhelmingly approved an increase in […]
danger!awesome, Central Square’s iconically eclectic makerspace/workshop/science Hogwarts, has just announced plans to move into a space five times the size of their current shop and expand their educational offerings in an equally big way. More info–and how you can help–after the jump.
Cambridge will hold its municipal elections on Tuesday, November 5. Along with School Committee elections, there’s a tight race for the Cambridge City Council this year and your vote makes a difference. Not sure who to vote for? We asked every candidate for City Council – all 25 challengers and incumbents vying for nine spots […]
The Cambridge Public Library’s Central Square Branch recently revealed a new renovation project that will render the entire building unsafe for resident access. During the afternoon of August 30, the library will close to allow for several hours of drilling to begin the project. Though regular hours will be maintained throughout the month of September, […]
A Cambridge-based cabbie crashed into the Out of Town News kiosk in Harvard Square at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 7. Scout Cambridge photographer, Michael Rose, was on the scene having dinner. “We heard this horrific crash,” Rose recalls. “A cab had careened out of control, up onto the sidewalk, and into the Out […]
As if Cambridge needed yet another reason to brag. NerdWallet.com, a website concerned with you saving an extra buck or two, named Cantabrigians the greenest commuters in the nation, ahead of New Yorkers, Bostonians and San Franciscans.