Scout Archives: The (Un)changing Face of Harvard Square

For the last days of June we’re going to share our favorite stories and pictures from Scout’s decade of local reporting. We need you to share those stories alongside your favorites. And then we need you to stand for Scout by becoming a member. Here’s one from January 2014! — POSTED BY: J PATRICK BROWN JANUARY 14, 2014 […]


Scout Archives: A Deep Dive Into Cambridge Water

For the next five days we’re going to share our favorite stories and pictures from Scout’s decade of local reporting. We need you to share those stories alongside your favorites. And then we need you to stand for Scout by becoming a member. Here’s one from November 2014! Local Water Proves Problematic For Coffee Shops […]


KEEP JOURNALISM LOCAL: Scout’s 5 Day Survival Drive

“The numbers don’t add up.”  Scout is in an alley in Central Square. Mark Young of Viale is showing us his outdoor seating set up, but it’s not enough, he says. The surrounding offices are empty. The streets are empty. There is parking everywhere. The numbers don’t add up. Scout Magazines are in the same […]


Scout Archives: Hundreds March In The Name of Black Lives

For the next five days we’re going to share our favorite stories and pictures from Scout’s decade of local reporting. We need you to share those stories alongside your favorites. And then we need you to stand for Scout by becoming a member. Here’s a look back to Cambridge, 2014. — Last night, about 600 protesters […]


Passim Persists Festival Starts Tonight

The legendary Harvard Square folk music venue Club Passim is holding its first ever fundraising festival, Passim Persists. The online event featuring in-the-round performances from club favorites and regulars starts tonight, June 24, at 8 p.m. Like much of the music industry, the venerable music club has been closed since March and needs help from […]


Henry Bear’s Park Sends Care Packages to Kids Stuck At Home

Henry Bear’s Park is a developmental toy store and a Porter Square staple. One of the last of its kind, the shop is artfully curated with toys and gadgets that encourage learning, unplugging and playfulness for all ages. Like many local businesses, Covid-19 has definitely put a kink in the fun.  Closing their doors, didn’t […]


Gifts for Dad: Back Issues from the Comic Book Store

Editors Note: We asked one of our favorite local comic artists and fathers, Tony McMillen for the scoop on local comics shopping for Father’s Day. Here is his round up, natch. Comics books are coming back to Boston! More accurately, and in true superhero fashion, they never really left. From Davis to Harvard to Union, our comics […]




Gifts for Dad: Breakfast Sandwiches at Darwin’s Ltd.

One day, I will write my memoir Breakfast Sandwiches I Have Loved, but today I just want to give a quick shout out to Cambridge institution Darwin’s, Ltd. and their early morning works of art. You’ve always been there for me when I needed you and  you will always have my love, respect and undying […]


Be Kind to Restaurant Folks, They’ve had a Rough Week

Restaurants can reopen! Maybe! Sorta? Almost. Governor Baker has moved Massachusetts into Phase 2 of reopening on June 8 after shutting down the state in March. Playgrounds are back, doctors are open and outdoor dining is giving a glimmer of hope to the hurting hospitality industry.  But here in Cambridge and Somerville, it’s not as […]


Friday: Dinner & Movie Night Celebrates Black Owned Restaurants

Cambridge City Council alongside Cambridge Local First and the Brattle Theatre have organized a virtual movie night celebrating local black owned restaurants. This Friday June 12, order some take out and fire up the flatscreen together at home with some of Cambridge and Somerville’s best eats. We sure could go for dinner and a movie […]