Public Health

Scout Supporter of the Day: Dana

Our Scout Supporter of the Day is Dana! While Dana lives in Medford now, she was a Somerville resident for over a decade. “I always loved reading Scout,” she says. “I appreciated the focus on what was happening in my neighborhood, with my neighbors. It helped me feel more connected with the community I was living […]


Scout Supporter of the Day: Christiane

Our Scout Supporter of the Day is Christiane! Christiane’s favorite thing about Scout is getting to read about her city. “Scout is great at keeping us up-to-date on the newest small businesses, especially the restaurants, which can be hard to keep track of when you’ve got two little kids at home!” Christiane says. “It’s great […]


100 Days In Office, 36 Days In A State of Emergency

These days, Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui is spending all of her time either at home or at City Hall, which is closed to the public but open to a very small circle of officials. While she’s been able to take care of her necessary duties online, being in her office helps her focus.  The mostly […]


Scout Supporters of the Day: 3 Little Figs

Our Scout Supporters of the Day are the Rooneys, the family behind 3 Little Figs cafe! Recently, the Rooneys have been enjoying family biking in their neighborhood and lots of baking, Katie says. Is anyone surprised that the family behind the delicious bites at 3 Little Figs is cooking at home these days as opposed […]


‘Marching Toward Coverage’ With Health Care Expert and Author Rosemarie Day

The coronavirus pandemic has many scared—not only for their physical health, but for their financial health as well, especially if they are uninsured.  What the country needs is someone who will fight for the public’s well being, while also providing them with the knowledge to later advocate for themselves. Somerville’s Rosemarie Day—a longtime health reform […]


Scout Supporter of the Day: Maggie

Our Scout Supporter of the Day is Maggie! Each year, Maggie’s brother gifts her a subscription to Scout Cambridge and Scout Somerville for her birthday. “I love getting them in the mail! My roommates tease me about how enthusiastic I am about reading Scout,” she says. Going on long walks has been a necessary part […]


Scout Supporter of the Day: Carolynn

Our Scout Supporter of the Day is Carolynn! As an art director specializing in book and magazine publishing, Carolynn loves reading print magazines. She is also a big fan of exploring new restaurants in Somerville. “Scout does such a great job of keeping up on what’s new in the local restaurant scene,” she says. She says […]


Scout Supporter of the Day: Morgan

Our Scout Supporter of the Day is Morgan and his family! Morgan and his family support Scout because “learning about the new restaurants and businesses coming into the community is our favorite way to find new places to explore” and “the features on people are a very cool way to learn about your neighbor that you […]


Scout Supporter of the Day: Collin

Our Scout Supporter of the Day is Collin Yip (and his dogs, Moose and Munch!) Collin is the developer behind the Somernova complex in Union Square. One of his favorite things about Scout is “the discovery of awesome food, people, art, and initiatives in the neighborhood that I would have otherwise missed without reading Scout,” […]


Scout Supporter of the Day: Randi

Randi spent last week raising funds so that she could keep sewing masks to be donated to the Cambridge Health Alliance, and she’s already met her goal.  “Our beloved healthcare workers should not need to worry about fashioning their own masks,” she writes on her GoFundMe page. “I am using 100% cotton fabric, with a […]


Students Launch Volunteer Service to Help Small Businesses

In 2019, Cambridge-based student Daniel Wang helped a local barber build a website. Since then, he has been interested in connecting students with small businesses in need of support—but hasn’t always known how to put this idea into practice. That changed when the coronavirus outbreak began.  “When the coronavirus crisis hit, that was when I […]


Our Last Week of #TheFrontStepsProject For Now

It has been an honor taking photos of you and your families from a distance for #TheFrontStepsProject. Stepping out to take your photos has been the highlight of our photographers’ weeks, and sharing them has brought a sense of connection back to us and our readers. Documenting the faces of our communities during the pandemic […]