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.


Finding CTE in Living People? BU Just Got Closer to Doing It

Diagnosing the disease that plagues the NFL while athletes are still alive may be possible, researchers say.


Here’s an Idea: No MBTA Fare Hike Until the Tobin Bridge Works Again

A group of lawmakers say it’s only fair.


Harvard, MIT, BU Helped Get Us That Black Hole Picture

Shout out once again to the local nerds.


Lori Loughlin and 15 Others Face New Charges in College Admissions Scheme

New indictments for money laundering were announced Tuesday.


"A Poor Decision Was Made"

Someone in Connecticut tried to dry out a baseball field by lighting 24 gallons of gas on fire.


Harvard Is Investigating Questions about Fencing Coach’s House Sale

So was it bribery? An "independent review" is underway.


A Massachusetts 2-Year-Old Stole the Show on CNN

She stole the show in an interview with her mom, a Boston pediatric nurse who adopted her.


What Pete Buttigieg Said about Free College at Northeastern

He said it might not be "the right answer politically for this room."


The Great Beer Garden Backlash

Why are restaurants waging war against the city’s outdoor beer gardens?


Martha Coakley’s New Job: Working for Juul

She just took a job with the e-cigarette giant.

Arts & Entertainment

A Revere Movie Theater Is Showing Every Marvel Movie in Order for Two Straight Days

Have the stamina? At the end of the marathon, you get to see Avengers: Endgame early.


Big Trouble for Wynn Resorts?

Investigators say executives "disregarded" the company’s own policies.


Marty Walsh on Joe Biden: "He’s a Very Emotional Person"

The mayor spoke up about the former vice president after Biden was accused of inappropriately touching women.


No, Tom Brady Is Not Retiring, But He Is on Twitter

His first-ever tweet was an April Fools’ Day prank.

A smart phone with the Uber app open

The Uber Driver Accused of Esplanade Assault Has Appeared in Court

Mayanja Daudah, who is from Uganda, was ordered held on $100,000 bail and may face deportation.