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What’s New: Cantab Lounge For Sale, Somerville Phase 3 on Pause and More

It’s a drizzly, grey, New England morning and we are happy for the brief respite from the heat and humidity. The dog days of summer seem extra slobbery this year, especially without our usual haunts and their glorious central air. Any other summer we’d at the movie theater or camping on a bar stool until […]


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 […]


Beer Me: A Local Brewery Update

The sun is out. The days are longer and warmer. The yard work is well under way, and all I want to do after dusting off the patio furniture is sit outside with cold beer and a good book. But while the fairer weather brings with it all those telltale signs of impending summer, this […]


Porch Pride 2020: Queer Visibility, Pandemic-Style

It is Pride month and we may not be able to march this year, but we can still show up for one another. Porch Pride is a virtual pride event happening June 20, organized by Lez Hang Out podcast hosts Ellie Brigida and Leigh Holmes Foster. All you have to do is grab your rainbow flag […]


Salons Reopen Across Cambridge and Somerville

As the cities of Somerville and Cambridge begin to reopen, hair salons are seeing their services situated front and center.  Many are back in business – with a few adjustments made to their procedures. The Somerville salon Hair By Christine & Co. opened its doors on June 1, returning from its temporary shut down due […]


Support Cambridge Musicians on Bandcamp

Bandcamp is one of the internet’s best music businesses, a platform built on fair deals for artists. The website has been encouraging fans with funds to spare to support artists, waiving their revenue share on sales for 24 hours. on the first Friday of the month On March 20 and May 1, fans spent over […]


Trust Your Abilities: The Fashion of Girls Chronically Rock

“I like tutus.” Kiesha Greaves, founder of Girls Chronically Rock, was at Cambridge College receiving her master’s degree when diagnosed with Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy–a chronic illness that manifests in the weakness of the muscles.  This diagnosis didn’t prevent her from accomplishing her dreams. Instead, she used it to her advantage, incorporating her story into her […]


Send Us Your Dad Stories

We gotta make this quick while the toddler is distracted: Send us your Dad stories. Scout is assembling its first ever Dad Week, celebrating all the awesome dads of Somerville and Cambridge. We want to see pictures and hear stories about Dad’s doing dad stuff, especially during these last few months. We’ll be posting your […]


The Local Book Stores Keeping Us Well Read During Covid-19

Finding it hard to read right now? You’re not alone. While summer is on the visible horizon, those beach reads may feel a little less fun when we can’t, you know, go to the beach. Two months and counting into the COVID-19 shutdown, book lovers and seasonal readers alike are finding it more and more […]