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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Arts & Entertainment

Happy Place, the Instagram Sensation, Is Coming to Boston in April

It offers a dozen rooms of social media-friendly bliss. Just don’t call it a "selfie factory," its mastermind says.

News

Anti-Semitic Graffiti Found at Fall River Hebrew Cemetery: "This Is MAGA Country"

Gravestones were found scrawled with swastikas and hateful messages.

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Hard-to-Remove Oil Has Been Found Splashed on More Boston Monuments

Police are investigating after memorials in Mattapan were also vandalized.

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Police Have Arrested the South End Sexual Assault Suspect

He was identified as Anthony Smith-Pacheco, 24 of Malden.

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Fans Apparently Couldn’t Handle Conor McGregor at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The controversial fighter made a splash this weekend.

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Watch a New Hampshire Turkey Expertly Help His Buds Cross the Street

It’s a major milestone in human-turkey relations.

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Blue Line Service Suspended Due to Casket Factory Fire in East Boston

Shuttles were replacing trains between Orient Heights and Wonderland.

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Quincy Accused of Spewing Sewage into Boston Harbor

Quincy Mayor Tom Koch has threatened to countersue.

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Marty Walsh Will Attend Service at Boston Mosque after New Zealand Attacks

He’ll be joined by interfaith leaders, the Islamic Society of Boston says.

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E-Scooters Can Hit the Streets of Brookline Next Month

A pilot can begin in April.

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Someone Tried to Drive an Absolutely Wrecked Car into Boston

Boxborough Police shared a photo of the clearly destroyed car still on the road.

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Jasiel Correia, the Teflon Mayor of Fall River, Just Did the Impossible

Under indictment for fraud, he was recalled and re-elected in the same night.

Boston University
Education

Feds: BU, BC, Northeastern Were Sent Fraudulent SAT Scores

Investigators revealed a scheme that involved celebrities and other wealthy parents who sought admission to elite colleges.

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Watch How Normal Guy Mitt Romney Blows Out Birthday Candles

Call the police.

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The NAACP Will Hold its 2020 Convention in Boston

The organization’s local branch said it would come during "a pivotal year for our country."