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.


Protesters Formed "People-Protected Bike Lanes" in Boston Today

More than 100 turned out to call for more solid barriers between cyclists and cars.

Arts & Entertainment

A Stunning Wind-Blown "Skynet" Is Dangling Over New Bedford

Called "Silver Current," by Patrick Shearn, it will spend the summer in Custom House Square.


Rick Snyder Has Officially Been Run out of Town

The former Michigan governor, under fire for his role in the Flint water crisis, will no longer be a Harvard fellow.


18 People Were Arrested at a Boston "Jews against ICE" Protest

They stopped traffic and locked arms outside a detention facility in the city.


Road Closures, Banned Items, and Other Must-Know Fourth of July Details

As the city prepares for Independence Day, so should you.


The Mystery Substance Mailed to the Straight Pride Guys Was Glitter

Suspicious packages sent to the parade organizers caused scares in Malden, Woburn, and Salisbury.


As Fare Increase Arrives, MBTA Commuters Lash out at #UnfairHikes

Riders greet the first day of the new rate on the T with a day of fury and campaigning.


The Mastermind of the David Ortiz Shooting Is Finally in Custody, Police Say

Dominican authorities have announced the arrest of Victor Hugo Gómez.


You Can’t Make Boston Fly Your Flag If It Doesn’t Want To, Court Says

A conservative summer camp and a "straight pride" group are trying to force the mayor to let them use municipal flag poles.


The Straight Pride Parade Is Happening, but with Some Changes

They will no longer march through the South End, and can’t fly their flag at City Hall.

wayfair walkout protesters

Wayfair Employees Walk Out over Deal with Detention Center

They’re asking executives to stop selling bedding to a migrant detention center.


Meet the Guy Who Got a Giant Tattoo of Boston City Hall

A local super fan of Boston’s most controversial building explains himself.


Wayfair Walkout Is On: Employees Plan to Leave Work Wednesday Afternoon

They’re calling on the company to cancel a contract with a migrant detention center.


Police Shooting in Dorchester Is "Tragic and Traumatizing," Mayor Walsh Says

Police shot and killed a 19-year-old Monday after he allegedly fired at officers.


Ravelry, a Boston-Based Knitting Site, Is "Banning Support of Donald Trump"

Pro-Trump patterns and posts are off-limits, the company says.