Reid Overpass closes for six months

There’s an upcoming road block for drivers who take the BU Bridge. Starting Sunday, April 7, the Reid Overpass–the overpass that connects Memorial Drive over the rotary at the BU Bridge in Cambridge–will be closed for six months to cars, bicycles and pedestrians. According to an announcement from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, it will […]


Pedicab program speeds into Cambridge

The people of Cambridge will soon have a new, more eco-friendly way to navigate the city’s streets. Yep, a pack of pay-what-you-will pedicabs are en route. St. Patrick’s Day weekend marks the beginning of Cambridge’s pedicab pilot, which will run through Halloween with 20 of the chariot-esque vehicles dotting the streets. The Cambridge License Commission […]


Fallen lamp posts in Harvard Square

Hide your posts, ‘cause they’re hitting all of them out there. Seriously. The Harvard Square Business Association (HSBA) reports that “a series of incidents involving Harvard Square lamp posts.”


Interview with BUFF filmmaker Drew Tobia

BUFF shouldn’t just stand for the Boston Underground Film Festival. It should also be an acronym for bizarre, unconventional, fearless, and filterless because those are the types of films the festival delivers, which started yesterday and ends on Monday, March 31. It all started as an overnight movie-marathon in ‘98. Now, celebrating 15 years, it’s […]


Photographer spotlights homeless youth

Anthony Pira, the photographer featured in the inaugural edition of Scout Cambridge in the story called “Invisible Faces: Photographer Spotlights Homeless Youth in Harvard Square,” has been honored by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education as one of the “29 Who Shine.” Pira is slotted to receive the award at the State House in May. […]


Rotary Club spotlights CRLS students

On Thursday, March 21, the Rotary Club of Cambridge hosted Cambridge Rindge and Latin School National Honor Society students–members of the 2013 graduating class–at the club’s annual Leadership event. Randy Lindel, President of the Rotary Club of Cambridge, welcomed the assembled guests that included school officials, local business leaders and Rotary members. “Special thanks to […]


Weekend warrior edition March 22-24

  As if Cantabrigians needed any other reason to celebrate after Harvard’s historic win over New Mexico, the weekend is upon us. This weekend features some great events, like the WAM! Boston Film festival (with films made by women, for women), a natural wine-tasting class (yes, thank you) and a closer look at Chinatown. And […]


Abigail’s Restaurant hosting oyster festival

Love oysters? You’re in luck. Whether you like ’em fried, raw or on the half shell, Abigail’s Restaurant in Cambridge is hosting their first annual Oyster Festival on Monday, April 22. With proceeds benefitting Faith Kitchen, the Kendall Square hot spot is hosting a shucking competition with “local mutha shuckers” and, of course, fresh shucked […]


Porter Square Books seeking new owners

Porter Square Books may be changing owners, but not its identity. In an interview with Scout Cambridge, owner Carol Stoltz revealed that she and two of her fellow owners plan to give Porter Square Books’ keys to someone else. The reason, she says, is that all three are thinking of retirement after eight and a […]


A better future for Cambridge meeting

A group of concerned Cantabrigians are meeting in an attempt to make the city a better place to live — and you can join them. On Thursday, April 11, the crew from “A Better Future for a Better Cambridge” will talk to three experts about ways to plan urban growth in Cambridge while promoting a […]


St. Paddy’s Day weekend warrior edition

You must’ve picked a four-leaf clover because this weekend, we’re all in luck. Besides the usual corned beef and cabbage with a Guinness on the side on the day we celebrate green pride or Irish culture (or both), Scout has found other ways for you to celebrate your inner Irish(wo)men. We have something you can […]


Harvard Square turns over a new Leaf

Trackable charity, welcome to the 21st century. Fifteen tablets are being installed at local stores in Harvard Square with the sole purpose of giving care to the area’s homeless. Participating stores include Black Ink, Brattle Square Florist, Concepts, Curious George, Market in the Square, Tistik and The Tannery