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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News

Hear Ye! The Freedom Trail’s Tour Guides Have Had Enough

They may dress like the Founding Fathers, but the freshly unionized Bellringers Guild wants a 21st Century contract.

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Your Neighborhood’s Convenience Store May Be Closed on Wednesday

Store owners want to keep selling menthol cigarettes.

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Weekend Attack outside Gay Bar Appears to Be a Hate Crime

The victims say they were targeted with violence and anti-gay slurs outside Jacque’s Cabaret.

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The Rise and Fall of Seth Moulton’s Witch Hunt Joke

The congressman is getting diminishing returns on his Salem quip.

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Happy Halloween to the Quincy Mayoral Candidate Who Chucked Eggs at a House

Brenda Ryan reportedly confessed to flinging eggs at two homes earlier this year.

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Jim McGovern Opens Impeachment Vote: "This Is a Sad Day for Our Country"

The Massachusetts Congressman kicked things off, reluctantly.

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Businesses Group Realizes the Obvious: A Gas Tax Would Ease the Transit Crisis

But critics point out the tax would disproportionately affect lower and middle income drivers.

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Someone Found Actual Buried Treasure (!!) in the North End

Some real-life National Treasure stuff going on here and you love to see it.

Arts & Entertainment

Calling All Hocus Pocus Fans: A Sequel Is on the Way

A report says the beloved movie set in Salem will soon get a Disney+ reboot.

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The Guy Who Drove His Truck into Anti-ICE Protesters Won’t Be Charged with Anything

A grand jury in Rhode Island declined to prosecute the corrections officer.

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Video: City Councilor Tim McCarthy Brags about Winning against "Women" and "Minorities"

He was celebrating the second place finish of Maria Esdale Farrell.

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More Scooters, Fewer Cars? That’s What a New Lime Survey Suggests

An internal survey suggests Brookline’s closely watched e-scooter pilot is keeping cars off the road.

Travel

Amtrak Is Selling Half-Off Tickets for a "Fall Getaway" Sale

You’ve got two days to book a spontaneous late-fall excursion.

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You Can Now Summon a 3D Keytar Bear on Snapchat

Look at him go!

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Meet Mitt Romney’s Secret Online Alter Ego: "Pierre Delecto"

"C’est moi," he confessed after a sleuth found his "lurker" account.