Spencer Buell

Staff Writer at Boston Magazine


MBTA Fare Machines Were Under the Weather Today

They were not taking cards for hours Thursday morning.


The Latest Chapter in the Brookline Racism Saga: A $150,000 Settlement

Prentice Pilot, a former police officer, has sought to bring attention to discrimination in the town.

The new Dunkin' in Quincy

Dunkin’ Donuts Is Officially Just Dunkin’ Now

It’s the end of an era.


Is Hempfest a Bad Neighbor? Boston’s City Council Will Weigh the Question

The Freedom Rally might just get kicked off Boston Common for good.


A Poll Shows the Nurse Staffing Ballot Question Is a Complete Toss-Up

Looks like it could go either way.

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Geoff Diehl Is Sticking by Brett Kavanaugh

He says the allegations of sexual misconduct are "a stalling technique."


Another Fear-Mongering Ad on the Transgender Rights Law and Question 3

Here we go again.

Mass General

Boston Hospitals Fined $1 Million for How They Handled Health Info for an ABC Show

The combined $1 million in fines related to the show "Save My Life: Boston Trauma."


Harvard Shattered Its Record with $9.6 Billion in Fundraising

Things are finally looking up for Harvard.


As the Green Line Extension Rolls Through Somerville, a Lion’s Head Will Live On

The MBTA successfully preserved it before the demolition of the Homans Building.

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Police: A Man in Watertown Stabbed a Tow Truck Driver Who Fatally Struck a Woman

The driver is in critical condition after he was allegedly stabbed five times.

Arts & Entertainment

Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness Is Coming to the Museum of Science

The star of the hit show will record an episode of his podcast in Boston.


The Odds of a November Shakeup in Massachusetts Look Long, a New Poll Says

Baker and Warren are way ahead, according to a new poll.


Columbia Gas Is Donating $10 Million to Disaster Relief in Greater Lawrence

The company has been criticized for its response after home fires and explosions hit the region.


Michael Che Made another Boston Joke, This Time at the Emmys

He poked fun at the all-white regulars at the bar on Cheers.