The Creative Block

At the heart of Inman Square, the 1300 block of Cambridge Street is and has been the home for shops that cater to Cantabridgians’ preference for handmade things. You may have a printer, but Shelley Barandes of the Albertine Press has a printing press. She has several, actually: a Vandercook, a Heidelberg, and a Chandler […]


Scout Supporter of the Day: Anna

Our Scout Supporter of the Day is Anna! Anna says she gets a “sense of community” from reading Scout. “In a large city, it’s easy to feel a lack of connection to your neighborhood. Scout brings that connection back for us,” she says. During the stay-at-home advisory, Anna’s gotten to spend a lot more time […]


The ‘Death Zone’ For Harvard Square Businesses

It’s a little unnerving to see what are usually the busiest spots in the city so sparsely occupied. But with the spread of COVID-19 and a state- and nation-wide quarantine in effect, this is a new normal in Harvard Square.  On March 11, Harvard University and other local colleges like MIT, Lesley University, and Cambridge […]


Scout Supporters of the Day: Melody and Evan

Our Scout Supporters of the Day are Melody and Evan! Melody loves turning to Scout to learn more about local eateries. “The photography is always great, and it’s a good way to find out about restaurants to try out or food to track down,” she says. The stay-at-home advisory has given them a lot more […]


Scout Supporters of the Day: Stephen and Kiran

Our Scout Supporters of the Day are Stephen and Kiran! Scout helps Stephen and Kiran continue to learn new things about their home. “We love the hyper-local nature of Scout and how it helps us to continue to discover new places around the city we’ve lived in for over 10 years,” Stephen says. During this […]


Scout Supporter of the Day: Ashira

Our Scout Supporter of the Day is Ashira! Ashira produces the email newsletter Inbound Boston, which curates news and events, and she is a writer herself. “The best thing I did in college was writing and editing an alt-quarterly magazine, shoutout to The Fine Print, so publications like Scout have a special place in my heart,” she […]


Veggie Galaxy Raises $15,000 for Staff

For Adam Penn and Katherine Tanner, the married co-owners of Veggie Galaxy, the decision to shut down operations on March 14 happened almost literally overnight. “We were open on a Saturday night—this was kind of when things were ramping up early, in terms of the virus and people’s perceptions of it—and we were still pretty […]


Scout Supporter of the Day: Carlos

Our Scout Supporter of the Day is Carlos! Carlos reads Scout for the mix of hyperlocal stories and stories that reach a more national audience. “I think making stories relatable is super important in an era of information overload,” he says. Right now, Carlos is focusing on figuring out how to get new sources of […]



Scout Supporter of the Day: Dana

Our Scout Supporter of the Day is Dana! While Dana lives in Medford now, she was a Somerville resident for over a decade. “I always loved reading Scout,” she says. “I appreciated the focus on what was happening in my neighborhood, with my neighbors. It helped me feel more connected with the community I was living […]


Time Traveling In Winter Hill

When Leo Brown crawled under the porch of his Winter Hill home, he mostly found what he was expecting: cobwebs, discarded furniture, old rat poison. He was scoping out the crawl space to see if he could eventually install air conditioning on the all season porch above, and hoping to clear out some of the […]


Scout Supporter of the Day: Christiane

Our Scout Supporter of the Day is Christiane! Christiane’s favorite thing about Scout is getting to read about her city. “Scout is great at keeping us up-to-date on the newest small businesses, especially the restaurants, which can be hard to keep track of when you’ve got two little kids at home!” Christiane says. “It’s great […]