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 […]


100 Days In Office, 36 Days In A State of Emergency

These days, Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui is spending all of her time either at home or at City Hall, which is closed to the public but open to a very small circle of officials. While she’s been able to take care of her necessary duties online, being in her office helps her focus.  The mostly […]


Scout Supporters of the Day: 3 Little Figs

Our Scout Supporters of the Day are the Rooneys, the family behind 3 Little Figs cafe! Recently, the Rooneys have been enjoying family biking in their neighborhood and lots of baking, Katie says. Is anyone surprised that the family behind the delicious bites at 3 Little Figs is cooking at home these days as opposed […]


‘Marching Toward Coverage’ With Health Care Expert and Author Rosemarie Day

The coronavirus pandemic has many scared—not only for their physical health, but for their financial health as well, especially if they are uninsured.  What the country needs is someone who will fight for the public’s well being, while also providing them with the knowledge to later advocate for themselves. Somerville’s Rosemarie Day—a longtime health reform […]


Scout Supporter of the Day: Maggie

Our Scout Supporter of the Day is Maggie! Each year, Maggie’s brother gifts her a subscription to Scout Cambridge and Scout Somerville for her birthday. “I love getting them in the mail! My roommates tease me about how enthusiastic I am about reading Scout,” she says. Going on long walks has been a necessary part […]


Entrepreneurship Unfiltered

Inman Square resident Ronan McGovern’s story is a classic twist on an old favorite: He moved to Massachusetts from Ireland and eventually started selling beer—but there were a few important stops on the way.  No, he didn’t open a classic Irish pub like The Druid or The Plough and Stars. He did it in the […]


Scout Supporter of the Day: Carolynn

Our Scout Supporter of the Day is Carolynn! As an art director specializing in book and magazine publishing, Carolynn loves reading print magazines. She is also a big fan of exploring new restaurants in Somerville. “Scout does such a great job of keeping up on what’s new in the local restaurant scene,” she says. She says […]