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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.

Home & Property

How Low Can Boston Rents Go?

At 17 percent below average, have we finally hit rock bottom?

City Life

Get to Know Kim Janey, the Next Mayor of Boston

Arts & Entertainment

A Team of Artists Will Turn the Hatch Shell into a “Four Week Illumination and Sound Experience”

The project, called Hatched: Breaking through the silence, will give Boston what it desperately needs: Something safe and fun to do outdoors.

City Life

Boston Is Dreaming of a Windy Christmas to Close out 2020

Charge those phones and batten the hatches as an extremely gusty storm moves in.

City Life

The Very Boston Moments We’ll Remember from 2020

A year of seltzer tosses and sinkholes, turkey intruders and “Boston Strog.” And that other thing.

City Life

Test Your 2020 Memory: When Did This Happen in Boston?

Time has gone haywire during these past 9 months, somehow moving either too fast or too slow. Can you and your quarantine-addled brain remember when all these things happened in Boston?

City Life

Some Real Snow Is Coming to Boston on Wednesday

The latest on the storm that’s slated to bring a whole bunch of fluffy snow across the state.

City Life

As COVID Cases Climb, the Honor System Is the Law of the Land

While we wait for the vaccine, we’re relying on individuals to do the right thing.

City Life

What Boston Searched for in 2020, According to Google

Boston’s top trending searches had a lot to do with the pandemic, the election, and Kobe Bryant.

City Life

The Action-Packed History of Tom Brady’s Mansion in Brookline

A break-in at the property was just the latest public update on the infamous mansion.

City Life

The Latest on the Nor’Easter Headed Toward Boston This Weekend

Snow, wind, and rain are en route to Massachusetts.


Behind the Mask

For the past 27 years, Phantom Gourmet has portrayed itself as the friendly pied piper of comfort food in the suburbs. But what if it was just a disguise?

City Life

Why Everyone Is (Still) So Obsessed with Boston

The view from inside our beloved city, through the eyes of the internet.

City Life

Back-to-Back Earthquakes Are a Reminder: Massachusetts Is on Shaky Ground

Quakes like the 3.6 magnitude one outside New Bedford can, and will, happen again. Maybe soon.

City Life

A Shakeup at the Cape’s Most Exclusive Golf Club Leaves Some Members Worried

Golf tycoon David Southworth and financier Joe Deitch are parting ways, but they insist there’s no trouble in paradise.