Spencer Buell

Staff Writer at Boston Magazine

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A Gun Mishap Injured Two MIT Police Officers at a Sergeant’s Funeral

They were thankfully not seriously injured.

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What Is Going on Over at the Boston Public Library?

Three employees are on leave and the Boston police are involved now.

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Someone Called the Police on a Black Student Eating Lunch at Smith College

It’s only the latest brush with police on a college campus for doing nothing at all.

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Anti-ICE Protesters Arrested Outside Northeastern President’s Home

They called on Joseph Aoun to sever a contract with the agency.

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A UMass Boston Student Is Accused of Stealing Millions in Cryptocurrency

The 20-year-old was valedictorian of his class in 2016.

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From Brahmin Banks to Silicon Valley 2.0

Banking titan Chad Gifford and cybersecurity star Corey Thomas take stock of money and power in a new, more inclusive era.

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Soon, You Could Be Registered to Vote Automatically

A bill to do so has landed on Charlie Baker’s desk.

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3D-Printed Guns, the World’s Dumbest Guns, May Not Be Long for this World

For once, Maura Healey, Ed Markey, and Donald Trump appear to agree.

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The NECCO Workers Are Suing

After the abrupt shutdown of the Revere candy factory, its hundreds of employees say they were wronged.

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A Tax on Airbnb May Be Coming Soon after a Last-Minute Deal

State lawmakers reached an agreement over the weekend.

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Ayanna Pressley Just Landed a Huge Endorsement: Maura Healey

The Attorney General has sided with her over long-term Congressman Michael Capuano.

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Trump Jokes He "Could Have Had Tom Brady" as a Son-in-Law Instead of Jared Kushner

He apparently has imagined life with a football star in the family.

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Amazon Facial Recognition Mistakenly Linked Ed Markey to a Mugshot

Now he’s urging new oversight of the software.

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Goodbye to Massachusetts’ 173-Year-Old Anti-Abortion Law

Charlie Baker signed the NASTY Women Act today.

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Jeff Sessions Is in Boston Again

At a Boston photo op, he announced charges against 28 people for "document and benefit fraud."