MEET YOUR WINNERS: Wellness

Physical Therapist: Anna Schroepfer Kandoyan 1575 Cambridge St., (617) 876-4344, spauldingrehab.org Read our article on Kandoyan here. Holistic Health Service & Massage: Inman Oasis 243 Hampshire St., (617) 491-0176 inmanoasis.com Selection of services: Deep tissue massage Trigger point therapy Cranio-sacral massage Sports massage Hot stone massage Private hot tub soaks Community hot tub Gym: Healthworks 35 White St., […]


Monthly Meet-ups Aim to Connect Local Women

Women In Cambridge was started four years ago when a group of female entrepreneurs joined forces to help each other navigate owning a small business. After about a year the group got connected with the Cambridge Commission on the Status of Women, and it’s now evolved into monthly networking meet-ups open to all women who […]


Swing by Cambridge for Annual Lindy Hop Exchange

The name of the Dirty Water Lindy Exchange might sound familiar to sports fans, who hear The Standells’ ode to the Charles River’s dirty water at Bruins and Sox games, but the event itself is unlike any other. Boston Swing Central (BSC), a Cambridge-based dance organization, has been hosting the three-day festival devoted to the […]


Food For All Expands to Farmers Markets

There’s nothing that ruins a weekend outing to the farmers market quite like a surprise thunderstorm. But while it’s always a bummer to slog home with rain-soaked canvas tote bags, the consequences of a midday downpour—or a heatwave, or a citywide event, or an unannounced MBTA closure—can be dire for the small, family-owned businesses that […]


SCOUT’S HONORED: The Best Physical Therapist of 2018

Best Physical Therapist: Anna Schroepfer Kandoyan Spaulding Hospital Cambridge 1575 Cambridge St., (617) 876-4344 spauldingrehab.org What makes a good physical therapist? To Anna Schroepfer Kandoyan, it’s about more than good clinical knowledge and skills—it’s about an eagerness to work with patients, being a good listener, and asking the right questions. Working with people was one of […]


MEET YOUR WINNERS: Beauty

Hair Salon | Haircut – Michael Leonida | Hair Color – Miranda Mills Salon Michael Domenic 1426 Cambridge St. #1, (617) 492-2000 salonmichaeldomenic.com                                                                  […]


SCOUT’S HONORED: Chameleon Tattoo & Body Piercing

Best Tattoo or Piercing 36 John F. Kennedy St. (617) 876-0412 for tattoos, (617) 491-4335 for piercings chameleonbodyarts.com “It was a total accident, really,” Owen Beane says when we ask him how he got into the tattoo and piercing world. He started as a “garbage man” at Chameleon Tattoo & Body Piercing in the ’90s, […]



The Evolution of CrimsonBikes

How a dorm-room project blossomed into a harbinger of accessibility By Eddie Samuels and Reena Karasin When Charles T. James and Daisy Chiu wanted to make biking more accessible, they turned to cell phone plans. Cell phone companies know that people can’t or won’t shell out $800 on a phone up front, so they turn […]


Boston Improv Festival to Highlight Underrepresented Comedic Voices

“Improv You Need To See” is the tagline for the Boston Improv Festival, but what does that actually mean? It means Chicago’s only all-Indian improv group. It means a show fully in Spanish. It means a group of women of color banded together under the moniker “Matt Damon Improv.” “We’re in an extra bastion of […]


Peter DiMuro Reflects on Leading the Dance Complex

Peter DiMuro’s transformation from “pudgy, in-the-closet country boy” to professional dancer, choreographer, and artistic director started with a role in his high school’s production of “Carnival.” Through this first foray into musical theater, he discovered the freeing nature of dance and the chance to express himself without words, he says. DiMuro, now the executive artistic […]


Jayms Battaglia Helps Students Run Local Homeless Shelter

Community Coordinator for the University Lutheran Church Every winter, Jayms Battaglia oversees a new group of about 24 to 28 students who join the staff of the Harvard Square Homeless shelter. The shelter, which opened in 1983, was the first student-run shelter in the country. Many of the students who work there will go on […]