CLICK AND CLACK TALK CARS: Rent!

FROM KING FEATURES SYNDICATE By Tom and Ray Magliozzi Dear Tom and Ray: I’ve got a question that arises from time to time in my office. Oftentimes, we need to visit faraway cities and towns within the state for meetings and the like (and long lunches). They give us two options: We can get a […]


SCOUT PICKS: The Nightcap

Don’t let that suspicious-looking zip code fool you—this night of music, comedy and non-profitry is as Cantabrigian as they come. The official unofficial MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference afterparty, The Nightcap will feature sports-themed standup by Gregg Gethard and Aaron Hertzog, a performance by two-man binary band Big Digits, and a local-celebrity Connect Four tournament […]


Introducing Next Step

If you haven’t already heard of Next Step, then prepare to be inspired. The organization, which was founded with help from the late actor Paul Newman, offers education and support programs to teens and young adults aged 16 to 30 living with cancer, HIV and other life-threatening diseases. Next Step is currently building a state-of-the-art […]



Under-Served? New Minimum Wage Bill Gets Mixed Messages From Service Industry

On a quiet Tuesday morning in Russell House Tavern in Harvard Square, Katie Russo folds napkins and waits for customers. Right now, with no tables, she’s getting paid $2.63 an hour, about one-third of the minimum wage for non-tipped labor. But soon, that may change. In November, the Massachusetts Senate overwhelmingly approved an increase in […]



Seasonal Café Guide

Baby, it’s cold outside—not to mention slippery, treacherous and just plain gross. In the spirit of keeping toasty, we’re taking a look back at Micaela’s guide to winter warmers. It’s difficult to walk down any main thoroughfare in Cambridge without passing by at least one local coffee shop. From engineers to academics, caffeine is in […]


Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts, Pt. 1

By Michelle Lahey So, the bad news is you totally forgot blanked about Valentine’s Day this year. Good news is, all week long we’ll be posting great gift ideas, event guides, and everything else you’ll need to survive the weekend. GOOD SCENTS DRAGONFLY HERBS PERFUME, $8.50 DAVE’S FRESH PASTA, 81 HOLLAND ST., (617) 623-0867 Every […]




Life Lessons: Cambridge College’s Impact Beyond the Classroom

[This Story Originally Appeared in the November/December 2013 Issue of Scout Cambridge.] She wasn’t even a student yet, but when Stacey Borden-Holliday walked into the admissions office at Cambridge College in Central Square, she already had a stack of papers in her hand. They weren’t tests or essays, but criminal reports, government documents and work […]