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.


Uber and Lyft Cost the MBTA $20 Million a Year, a New Study Says

That’s two thirds of the recent fare increase, by the way.


In Some Fresh Nonsense, Trump Says Ayanna Pressley and the Squad Are "Racist"

He kept the racist tweet debacle going with a new attack on Monday.


A Video Shows Cape Cod’s Wildest Great White Run-In of the Summer

Some people on a fishing trip got an extremely up-close look at a very big shark this weekend.


Police Pulled the Body of a Man from the Charles River at Magazine Beach


Watch Elizabeth Warren Grill the Defense Secretary Nominee over Raytheon Money

In a fiery exchange, she pushed Mark Esper to commit to a firewall between him and the Waltham defense contractor. He refused.


"RAW ME NOW": When the Decor at Logan Airport Goes Horribly Wrong

Oh nooooo.


WBUR Is Belatedly Giving Credit to a Female Historian for a Segment

The station apologized for having two men discuss researcher Sarah Milov’s work without crediting her.


Charlie Baker: The Trump Tweets Were "Racist"

Using a term he never has publicly, the Republican governor condemned the president’s comments.


Parents Are Furious after a Boston Sports Camp Apparently Imploded

If you were hoping to send your kid to MB Sports Camps this summer, you’re out of luck.


Patriots’ Elandon Roberts Says He Was Harassed by Police at His Home

He says a Texas traffic stop was "frightening, disrespectful, and embarrassing."


Police Hope a Tattoo Can Identify a Body Pulled from the Charles

State police are sharing a photo of the woman’s body ink in case someone recognizes it.

David Ortiz

David Ortiz Is "Recovering Well" after His Third Surgery

Big Papi is in "good spirits" after the latest round of treatment for his gunshot wound, his wife Tiffany says.


Protesters Formed "People-Protected Bike Lanes" in Boston Today

More than 100 turned out to call for more solid barriers between cyclists and cars.

Arts & Entertainment

A Stunning Wind-Blown "Skynet" Is Dangling Over New Bedford

Called "Silver Current," by Patrick Shearn, it will spend the summer in Custom House Square.


Rick Snyder Has Officially Been Run out of Town

The former Michigan governor, under fire for his role in the Flint water crisis, will no longer be a Harvard fellow.