Spencer Buell

Staff Writer at Boston Magazine


UMass Tuition Is Going Up Again

Its board approved an increase of 2.5 percent, or $351 on average.


A Slave Memorial Has Been Proposed for Faneuil Hall

It would recognize its namesake’s dark legacy of trading in slaves.


The Suspect in the Shooting of a Weymouth Police Officer Will See a Judge Today

Emanuel Lopes, 20, is accused of killing Officer Michael C. Chesna and a bystander.

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NECCO Has Hit another Snag Involving an Apparent Rodent Problem

The troubled candy company’s trustee is suing over a $1 million payment.


A Martha’s Vineyard Bus Driver Was Fired after a Racist Comment

When a man asked why the bus passed him by, the driver quipped, "Because you are black."


A City Council Idea Could Slow the Starbucks-ification of Boston

It would force chains to get an extra permit, and face down possibly angry neighbors.


A Commuter Stuck Between a Red Line Train and Platform Has Been Rescued

The person was injured in an incident that caused rush hour delays.

Arts & Entertainment

Another Amtrak Flash Sale Offers Cheap Tickets to New York

Discounted trips around the northeast are for sale through Friday.


U.S. Attorney Lelling Finally Says He Will Get Out of Legal Marijuana’s Way

Was that so hard?


Northeastern Could Send a Powerful Message by Cutting Ties with ICE

Protesters are calling on the university to end a multimillion dollar contract with the agency.


A Peacock Found Wandering Around Cape Cod Is up for Adoption

The colorful bird is now in the care of the Animal Rescue League.


The Man Behind a Weird Explosion in East Boston Is Facing Charges

What, exactly, was going on in there?


Deeply Misguided #MeToo Joke Causes Uproar in Miss Massachusetts Pageant

Miss Plymouth County has left the organization after a tasteless joke about sexual harassment.


Trump Says He’d Offer Elizabeth Warren $1 Million to Take a DNA Test

He somehow also mocked #MeToo.


Tom Brady Saw a Bear

The GOAT had a wild encounter in Montana.