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.


President Bill Weld?

A report says he will announce he’s running soon—as a Republican.


Cold Enough for You?

Curse you, polar vortex.


Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill in Patriot Place Just Closed

Owners are blaming it on "greed."


Will Victor Pena’s Facebook Pages Ever Go Away?

A week after his arrest, alleged kidnapper Victor Pena’s social media presence lives on. Are we stuck with it?


Employee Who Wrote "Known Cheater" in Tom Brady Chyron Was Fired

A Pittsburgh TV station is apologizing, but this was kind of a good bit.


Snow Squalls and Bitter Cold: How We’ll Feel the Polar Vortex in Boston

A system that brought dangerous Arctic chills to the Midwest is headed our way.


Wealthy 2020 Prospects Don’t Like Elizabeth Warren’s Wealth Tax

Billionaires Howard Schultz and Michael Bloomberg, who have toyed with running in 2020, called her plan "ridiculous" and "pie in the sky."

Tram on the MBTA Ashmont-Mattapan line.

It’s Official: The MBTA Wants to Replace the Mattapan Trolleys

A new plan it prefers would see the antique trains swapped for slick new ones.


Partners CEO David Torchiana Will Reportedly Step Down

He will leave his post running Boston’s most prominent hospitals in April.


BPD to Boston Students: Don’t Do Anything Stupid This Super Bowl

Commissioner William Gross wants everyone on their best behavior.


The MBTA Is Pitching a 6.3 Percent Fare Hike for 2019

The cost of taking the subway would jump 15 cents under the proposal.

A State Police vehicle

The Latest on the Wild Mass Pike Road Rage Incident

Two men appeared in court after one of them ended up riding the hood of a moving car on the highway.


Mookie Betts Says He Won’t Go to the White House

Your move, everyone else.


Pat Patriot Is Hurt but His Spirit Is Unbroken after a "Painful" Tackle

The Patriots mascot took a hit from Jamal Adams at the NFL Pro Bowl.


Ochocinco Watched His Neighbor Roger Stone Get Arrested by the FBI

"Crazy ... start to my Friday," the former Patriot says.