“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, […]


Redemption Tattoo Makes Mark on Cambridge

REDEMPTION TATTOO – BEST TATTOO OR PIERCING2090 MASSACHUSETTS AVE.(617) 576-0097REDEMPTIONTATTOO.COM The area around Porter Square Shopping Center might be at the top of your mind when it comes to places to grocery shop, pick up some kitchen supplies, or even catch a European soccer match at a pub with friends. But it’s also home to […]


Do-Gooders, Key Players, and Game Changers: Cambridge in Motion

Cambridge in Motion wants to make being healthy easy and accessible for everyone. And by everyone, it means everyone, from elementary schoolers who want to see their family recipes in the cafeteria to older adults looking to make their commutes more eco-friendly. The Public Health Department initiative is part of the Mass in Motion program, […]


Ana Sortum Voted Best Chef in Cambridge

ANA SORTUN, OLEANA – BEST CHEF, RESTAURANT OVERALL, MIDDLE EASTERN RESTAURANT IN INMAN SQUARE, & OUTDOOR DINING134 HAMPSHIRE STREET (617) 661-0505 OLEANARESTAURANT.COM The moment that set Chef Ana Sortun on the path that would lead to Oleana happened, appropriately enough, at the table. “Back in the ‘90s I was invited to go to Turkey and […]


What’s New: City Beat

Public pools in the city can’t take the heat State officials denied the city’s attempt to lengthen the nine-weekend season for the state-owned Francis J. McCrehan Memorial Swimming Pool, which closed for the summer at the end of August, according to Cambridge Day. The City Manager’s Office had been working on the proposed extension since January […]


Cambridge is Hungry for Gustazo

GUSTAZO – BEST LATIN AMERICAN FOOD2067 MASSACHUSETTS AVE. (617) 487-8296 GUSTAZO-CUBANCAFE.COM/CAMBRIDGE When Chef Patricia Estorino and her husband Adolfo de la Vega opened their first restaurant—a small place in Belmont—it was a practical decision. “I think we were just really, really hungry for Cuban cooking, and we couldn’t see many choices for that,” says Estorino […]