What’s New: City Beat

City cancels Cambridge Carnival after threats of violence The annual Cambridge Carnival scheduled for early September was canceled due to reported threats of violence in connection with an exchange of gunfire near Boston’s Caribbean Carnival parade at the end of August, according to the Cambridge Chronicle. Rather than waiting until next year to try again, […]


“Revolución Chicha” Comes to Cambridge

Many of the works currently on display in the “Revolución Chicha” exhibit at the Lesley University Lunder Arts Center were brought to the United States in curator Andrew Mroczek’s luggage, rolled up, when he was leaving Peru for the twelfth time in six years.  Mroczek, a Somerville resident, had been visiting different parts of the […]



What’s New: New In Town

Kendall SquareBrothers Marketplace Wellesley grocery chain Roche Bros. opened a Brothers Marketplace in Kendall Square this month after two years of planning, according to The Boston Globe. The market moved into the ground floor of an MIT office building and is the first grocery store in the square. “The community’s desire for a grocery store […]


Keeping Produce Local with Pemberton Farms Marketplace

PEMBERTON FARMS MARKETPLACE – BEST ECO-FRIENDLY BUSINESS & GARDEN SUPPLIES2225 MASSACHUSETTS AVE.(617) 491-2244PEMBERTONFARMS.COM More than 89 years after starting as a small fruit and vegetable shop, Porter Square’s Pemberton Farms hasn’t stopped growing. “We never get comfortable. We’re always innovating and changing with trends and times,” says third-generation owner Tom Saidnawey. “We’ve expanded our physical […]


“In My Heart” Dance Showcase Highlights Local Choreographers

An IT manager for a pharmaceuticals company in Cambridge by day, David Orr is taking a different set of talents to the stage this Friday night. His contemporary dance showcase “In My Heart,” which premieres at Boston Center for the Arts on Friday and will run through Nov. 9, will explore themes of abandonment, loneliness, […]


Judy Jetson Hair is a Staple of Cambridge

JUDY JETSON HAIR – BEST HAIR SALON, HAIRCUT, & HAIR COLOR1765 MASSACHUSETTS AVE. 617-354-2628 Scout Cambridge: How did you get started with cutting hair? Judy Jetson: I went to school at the Wilfred Academy. That was a long time ago, 1976. Right out of high school. S: And where did you get your haircut when you […]


EHChocolatier Satisfies Cambridge’s Sweet Tooth

EHCHOCOLATIER – BEST SWEET TOOTH SATISFIER145 HURON AVE. (617) 284-6096 EHCHOCOLATIER.COM If chocolatiers were accorded authority in line with level of ecstasy their confections provide, then Elaine Hsieh and Catharine Sweeney might just rule the world. Co-owners of EHChocolatier, they have been feted repeatedly for their flavors, methods, and presentation, and just to walk into […]


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 […]


2019 Candidate Survey: City Council

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 city council race. All candidates were given […]


Meet the Scout Team: Sasha Pedro, Staff Photographer

Sasha Pedro would like a dog. But as a one-woman professional photography business who also works at MIT and keeps active in the local music scene, well … “I don’t have the time,” she laments. A South Shore native who lives in Weymouth, Pedro (which she pronounces with a long “e”) grew up in a […]


The Return of ‘Rocky Horror’ to Harvard Square

Boston-based actor Peter Mill stumbled across the 1975 film “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” while flipping through the channels on the TV when he was 13, and even then he was instantly drawn to Dr. Frank-N-Furter, the extravagant, gender-fluid mad scientist character whose portrayal immortalized actor Tim Curry. “The first time I saw the character, […]