Spencer Buell

Staff Writer at Boston Magazine

Spencer Buell is a staff writer for Boston, covering news, politics, technology, the T, legal weed, french fries, bears, Brady, and beer. He used to be a news reporter for Metro Boston and the Arlington Advocate.

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News

Rest in Peace to the Cursed Dunkin’ Double Cup

It’ll be gone for good by the end of the month.

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A Bunch of Middle Schoolers Were Taken to the Hospital after Pepper Spray Exposure

BPS says a student sprayed pepper spray in the cafeteria.

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Menthol Ban: State House Bill Gives One More Reason to Go to New Hampshire

A first-in-the-nation bill banning all tobacco flavors just passed in the House.

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The Encore’s Idling Shuttles Were "Pumping Toxic Fumes into the Air"

The Conservation Law Foundation announced plans to sue over alleged Clean Air Act violations.

Arts & Entertainment

Foo Fighters and Red Hot Chili Peppers Will Headline Boston Calling 2020

When the fest returns for the 11th time next year, it’ll have two rock legends at the top of the bill.

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Deval Patrick Is Not Ruling Out the Chance to Lose in the Democratic Primary

Time is running out if he wants to launch his doomed campaign.

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Now It’s Red Line Riders’ Turn for Weekend Headaches

Here’s what you need to know.

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Did Mike Pence and New Balance’s Jim Davis Have a Fancy Car Summit in Allston?

The vice president stopped by to ogle the CEO’s car collection this week.

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The Encore Says It Lost $41.7 Million in Its First Full Quarter

After reporting a more than $40 million loss in three months, the casino is looking to cut costs.

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Ayanna Pressley Just Endorsed Elizabeth Warren

She’s the only member of the Squad to go for the senator.

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Someone Handed Out Bogus Fliers in Brighton ahead of the City Council Election

Chinese activists say "dirty tactics" went down on behalf of candidate Craig Cashman.

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How Things Shook Out in the 2019 Boston City Council Election

For the first time, a majority of members will be women. Plus, a recount looms.

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Hear Ye! The Freedom Trail’s Tour Guides Have Had Enough

They may dress like the Founding Fathers, but the freshly unionized Bellringers Guild wants a 21st Century contract.

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Your Neighborhood’s Convenience Store May Be Closed on Wednesday

Store owners want to keep selling menthol cigarettes.

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Weekend Attack outside Gay Bar Appears to Be a Hate Crime

The victims say they were targeted with violence and anti-gay slurs outside Jacque’s Cabaret.