Spencer Buell

Staff Writer at Boston Magazine

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Arts & Entertainment

Boston Calling Live Blog

Our coverage of the city’s biggest music festival.

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News

A Boston Company Had 12 Employees and 180 Unpaid Interns in Two Years

And now the firm has to pay $550,000 to compensate them.

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News

Mass. Is the "Second Gayest" State in the Nation

A new report delves into the demographics of and challenges faced by the commonwealth’s LGBT residents.

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News

The Weather Isn’t Going to Be Awful This Memorial Day

The forecast is acceptable. Hooray!

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Arts & Entertainment

I Love My Job: Boston Pops Conductor Thomas Wilkins

The symphony’s not just for grown ups—at least, not if the jubilant youth and family conductor has anything to say about it.

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Wellness

Brigham and Women’s Hospital Found Guilty of Retaliation

A jury awarded a nurse who sued the hospital $28 million.

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News

Here’s When Traffic in Boston Will Be the Worst This Weekend

Avoid the roads at these times so you don’t spend Memorial Day stuck in gridlock.

Arts & Entertainment

Your Guide to Memorial Day Weekend Events in Boston

Free museums, patriotic displays, and more to help you kick off summer.

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News

TBT: The Caning of Charles Sumner

Think Congress is tense today? It’s nothing compared to 1856.

Montgomeryville, United States - March 20, 2011: The Toys "R" Us store located in Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania. It is the largest toy-centered retailer and the second largest overall toy retailer in the United States.
News

Toys "R" Us Laid Off Nearly 1,000 Employees in Mass.

In March, the company announced it would close all of its stores.

News

The MBTA Is Offering a Great Deal on the Commuter Rail This Summer

Unlimited rides for $10? Sign us up.

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News

Twelve Mass. Companies Made the Fortune 500 List

General Electric nabbed the highest ranking in the state.

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Education

Here’s How to Go to UMass Boston for Free

One local CEO wants to pay students’ tuition and offer them post-grad employment.

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Weddings

Where to Watch the Royal Wedding in Boston

Join fellow revelers for tea, scones, and more at these festive viewing parties.

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News

Did You Name Your Baby after the Patriots Last Year?

The most popular names in Mass. in 2017 have a lot in common with the team out in Foxboro.