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.


Striking Harvard Grad Students Hope to Send a Message "Nationwide"

They walked off the job in a snowstorm on Tuesday.


Are We About to Pull a #MassExit?

Legal weed, sanctuary cities, and new proposals for safe injection sites: Since when did Massachusetts become a secessionist state?


Oh, Great! There Are High Levels of "Forever Chemicals" in the State’s Fertilizer

A program that turns sewage into fertilizer has come under scrutiny.


The Vaping Ban Will End Early, but There’s a Catch

It’s over on December 11, but it’ll be a whole new world for e-cigarette users. Here’s what you need to know.


The WooSox Names That Didn’t Make the Cut, Ranked

The Diners? Good. Wista Twistas? Awful.


The Infamous Video of Mice in an East Boston Dunks Has Led to a Lawsuit

The company is apparently not happy.

Arts & Entertainment

Here’s Our First Look Inside Fenway’s Planned MGM Music Hall

They’re breaking ground on the new 5,000-capacity venue next to Fenway Park.


Ed Markey to Tesla: Turn Off Autopilot Before It Kills Someone

He cited a video of the infamous Mass Pike snoozer.


Raise a Glass (?) to the New Irish Pub-Themed (?) Celtics Jerseys

The new "city edition" jerseys are here. Sláinte!


The Last Thing Deval Patrick Wanted to See at a Campaign Event: An Empty Room



"Hey, Mickey!" This Guy’s Video of Mice Taking Over an East Boston Dunkin’ Is an Instant Classic

"Duuuunkin’ Donuts. It’s worth the trip!"

orange line train

A Brand New Orange Line Train Did a Whoops and Derailed

Something went wrong at the Wellington Rail Yard.


Want to Avoid Boston’s Horrific Thanksgiving Traffic? Better Read This

Avoid the headaches and follow the Google Maps data.


Rest in Peace to the Cursed Dunkin’ Double Cup

It’ll be gone for good by the end of the month.


A Bunch of Middle Schoolers Were Taken to the Hospital after Pepper Spray Exposure

BPS says a student sprayed pepper spray in the cafeteria.