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.

Arts & Entertainment

Don’t Miss the First-Ever Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race

It’s a land-and-sea competition like no other.

City Life

UPS Successfully Tests Delivery-by-Drone in Massachusetts

They transported an inhaler to a remote island.

City Life

Gun Advocates Take Maura Healey to Court

They call her ‘copycat’ weapons ban unconstitutional.

City Life

A Rare Shutdown on Route 128 Is Coming

Prepare for traffic, friends.

City Life

Dog Struck by Commuter Rail Train Rescued, Named ‘Charlie’

The pup needs a new home.

City Life

David Ortiz Like You’ve Never Seen Him Before

Unless you’ve seen him made out of 10,000 donuts.

City Life

Video Shows Lawrence Mom Overdosing in the Toy Aisle

As her two-year-old daughter watches.

City Life

‘Landlord from Hell’ Still Has to Take Islam Class

The SJC ruled against her today.

City Life

PBS’ Rick Steves to Support Legalization in Mass.

He will offer the ‘European perspective’ on pot.

City Life

SJC Ruling Cites Racial Profiling at Boston Police Department

The court said black residents may have reason to run from cops.

City Life

BPD: Officer in Viral Video Did Not Use Excessive Force

Evans: The man in the video wasn’t tackled. He tripped.

City Life

Want to See a ‘Corpse Flower’ Bloom?

Now is your chance.

City Life

State Trooper Saves Stray Cat from the Callahan Tunnel

The cat, now named ‘Callahan,’ will survive.

City Life

Meet the Guy Who Wants Yankees Fans to Moon David Ortiz

He has lots to say about Big Papi.

City Life

Boston, Cambridge Named Among Best Cities for Biking

You can thank bike lanes and bike-friendly policies.