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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No, a Lemonade Stand Didn’t Charge Elizabeth Warren $7 for a Lemonade

A report from the campaign trail had some confused.

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After a Giant Algae Bloom, the Charles River Is Back to Normal

A public health advisory has been rescinded.

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People Keep Stealing the "Old Town Road" Signs in Wellesley

They’ve apparently gone missing at least three times.

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Jury Finds City Hall Aides Guilty in Boston Calling Extortion Case

Kenneth Brissette and Timothy Sullivan were found guilty of illegally pressuring the festival to hire union labor.

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A Scene from "Operation Clean Sweep" in the South End: Crushed Wheelchairs

Witnesses say police are collecting and destroying belongings on "Methadone Mile."

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Cambridge Police Arrested a Philadelphia Murder Suspect in Harvard Square

After a brief "shelter in place" order, Sohan Panjrolia was taken into custody without incident.

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Boston Globe Staff Staged a Walkout to Call for a "Fair Contract"

In protest, the Boston Newspaper Guild members left their desks at noon.

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A Peter Pan Driver Apparently Locked a Woman in a Bus to Boston

Wendy Helena Alberty faces several charges after a woman said she was trapped in a baggage area.

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An Artist Put the Boston Common Ducklings in Cages

Karyn Alzayer says it’s a protest of conditions at migrant detention centers.

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Massachusetts Might Start Charging Netflix Fees to Pay for Public Access TV

A bill that would tack on a 5 percent fee to streaming services is gaining support.

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The Kennedy Family Is Mourning the Sudden Death of RFK Granddaughter Saoirse Hill

The 22-year-old Boston College student was found dead at the Kennedy compound of an apparent overdose.

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A Government Style Guide Says You’re a "Massachusettsan"

That classic term we all know and use!

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One Man Is Dead, One Injured after Driving to BMC with Gunshot Wounds

Police are seeking tips after an apparent early morning shooting in Dorchester.

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How Hot Is It in Boston? The Hottest July Ever Recorded

This swampy, warm, cursed month is about to break a record.

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Hotel Commonwealth Will Pick an Up-and-Coming Writer for a Two-Week Residency

Author Ben Mezrich will also help pick the winner.