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Scout Archives: In Harvard Square, The Abbott Plan Inches Forward

For these last days of June we’re going to share our favorite stories and pictures from Scout’s decade of local reporting. We need you to share those stories alongside your favorites. And then we need you to stand for Scout by becoming a member. Here’s a look back to March 20th, 2017. — After months of […]


The ‘Death Zone’ For Harvard Square Businesses

It’s a little unnerving to see what are usually the busiest spots in the city so sparsely occupied. But with the spread of COVID-19 and a state- and nation-wide quarantine in effect, this is a new normal in Harvard Square.  On March 11, Harvard University and other local colleges like MIT, Lesley University, and Cambridge […]


“If You’re a Chair, I’m a Chair” at the Chandler Gallery

The heart of “If You’re a Chair, I’m a Chair,” the latest show at the Chandler Gallery, is a sculpture made of two antique wooden chairs. After cutting them down on their inner sides, artist Hilary Tait Norod bound them together with many layers of different materials, such as yarn, rope and scraps of wood, […]


24th Annual Hip Hop Festival

The 2020 Hip Hop Festival will be held on Thursday, February 20th, 2:00-3:00 pm on the Baldwin School Stage, Maria L. Baldwin School, 85 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. Admission is $2 per person or $5 per family. After school groups may attend for free by contacting Ana at abalbino@agassiz.org. Agassiz Baldwin hosts the annual Hip Hop Festival […]


Mistletoe Art Fair

Come join us at the Mistletoe Art Fair on Dec 21, 2019 at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education. A holiday tradition, shop for your holiday gifts from juried artists- featuring Metalsmiths -Jewelry, Photography , Glass, 2 D Art, Fiber, Printmaking, Soap, and Ceramics. All handmade and no Imports.


What’s New: Final Farewells

Harvard SquareOut of Town News Out of Town News left town at the end of October in advance of city plans to renovate the 64-year-old kiosk, according to The Harvard Crimson. The newsstand sold “newspapers from around the globe” to a wide audience of students, locals, and even famous faces like Robert Frost and Julia […]


Rock and Roll Trivia w/ Erin & Brett

Boston’s Coolest, Funnest and Most-Prize-Winning-est Monthly Trivia Event! Rockerzine’s Rock and Roll Trivia with Erin and Brett at the Sinclair! 6 unique handcrafted rounds – 60 questions worth of rock and roll trivia questions spanning an array of genres! Put on yer rock n’ roll thinking cap and test your knowledge of popular music and […]



The Return of ‘Rocky Horror’ to Harvard Square

Boston-based actor Peter Mill stumbled across the 1975 film “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” while flipping through the channels on the TV when he was 13, and even then he was instantly drawn to Dr. Frank-N-Furter, the extravagant, gender-fluid mad scientist character whose portrayal immortalized actor Tim Curry. “The first time I saw the character, […]


Anton Schwartz Quintet

Tenor saxophonist Anton Schwartz creates music that packs an emotional punch. Schwartz’s Quintet is winner of 2016 Northwest Acoustic Jazz Ensemble of the Year. He has been featured at Jazz at Lincoln Center in NYC and as a soloist with the Boston Pops in Boston Symphony Hall. His band consists Billy Buss on trumpet, Matthew […]


Stanley Sagov & The Remembering the Future Jazz Band

Stanley Sagov on keys treats patients at Mount Auburn and Cambridge Hospitals while he heals with music. Original from Cape Town, South Africa, he was born with Gordon syndrome, and began playing music from 6 years old into adulthood, even breaking the law for performing in black townships outside of Cape Town. Now aged 73, […]


Amy Black

Amy Black is known for her authenticity and versatility. Her love of many classic forms of American music include blues, country, soul, jazz, and rock n’ roll led her from Boston to Nashville and most recently to Memphis. Her song “Without You” was recently heard in the Clint Eastwood film “The Mule”.