covid-19

Scout Update: Museum of Science, ArtBeat and More

It’s been a quiet week around these parts. Well, if you don’t count the illegal fireworks. And the sleep-deprived toddler running around Scout HQ. But mostly it has been quiet, which feels like some grand cosmic respite after the last few months of intense newsiness. Here are some of the stories that we’ve been following […]


KEEP JOURNALISM LOCAL: Scout’s 5 Day Survival Drive

“The numbers don’t add up.”  Scout is in an alley in Central Square. Mark Young of Viale is showing us his outdoor seating set up, but it’s not enough, he says. The surrounding offices are empty. The streets are empty. There is parking everywhere. The numbers don’t add up. Scout Magazines are in the same […]


Henry Bear’s Park Sends Care Packages to Kids Stuck At Home

Henry Bear’s Park is a developmental toy store and a Porter Square staple. One of the last of its kind, the shop is artfully curated with toys and gadgets that encourage learning, unplugging and playfulness for all ages. Like many local businesses, Covid-19 has definitely put a kink in the fun.  Closing their doors, didn’t […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Front Steps Project, Essential Construction Return May 18

We’re looking for silver-linings just about everywhere these days. Things that we never thought would excite us now give us life. Who knew that we’d ever be so excited to see construction season start up? The City of Somerville recently announced a phased restart for essential construction and we are giddy. The sights! The sounds! […]


A Letter from the Editor

Hello Scouts, Nice to meet you, I’m Sean L. Maloney. I am the new interim editor for Scout Cambridge and Scout Somerville. I am excited to be here, excited about the future of this publication and the great community it serves.   You may know me as a contributing writer for Scout, DigBoston and Boston Globe. […]


Thanks, Moms. We Love You.

To all the moms of Cambridge and Somerville. To all the moms in Boston and Boston and Boxford. From North Adams to North Attleboro and back to North Andover. To all the bio-moms, adoptive-moms, step-moms and friend-moms. To all the moms everywhere: Thanks for everything. We love you. The last few months have been hard […]


Join Our Cinco de Mayo Cooking Class Now

When Cinco de Mayo and Taco Tuesday align you know magic will unfold and Margaritas will be drank. So get your agave distillates and your flank steaks and join our friends Cambridge School For Culinary Arts and The Boston Shaker for Scout’s first online cooking class. “With everybody cooking at home it is certainly an […]


Tonight at 5: Cinco de Mayo Cooking Class

Tonight, join Scout, The Boston Shaker and the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts for  tele-cooking and tele-cocktails. It’s our foray into the world of online education and a pass-the-hat benefit to help Scout and some great locals weather the storm. Chef Sean and Chef Jerrod will be teaching us the fine art of carne asada […]


Eat Your Coffee Helps Keep Medical Workers Caffeinated

Eat Your Coffee sold most of its product at offices, but with the pandemic shutdown it’s now trying to get its snack foods into the hands of doctors, nurses, and others. In response to the pressure being placed on medical personnel by the COVID-19 pandemic, a caffeine-fueled startup in Cambridge has kicked off a campaign […]