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.

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A new Orange Line train headed toward Oak Grove
City Life

A New Orange Line Train Just Tiptoed Back onto the Tracks

They’re not taking the training wheels off just yet.

City Life

Is an Elizabeth Warren/Julián Castro Ticket in Our Future?

He endorsed the senator days after dropping out of the race.

City Life

Massachusetts Politicians: Sure, War Is Bad. But!

They condemn what Trump has done in Iran, but they’re hedging.

City Life

Tufts Will Flip the Script on Naming Rights, Link Its Brand to a New MBTA Stop

It’s buying the rights to a "Medford/Tufts" station on the Green Line.

City Life

Corey Lewandowski: I Would Have Won in New Hampshire but Am Dropping Out Anyway

Lewandowski is still "confident" he’d be elected Senator despite calling it quits.

City Life

He Died Guarding a Captured Slave in Boston. Does He Deserve a Memorial?

The U.S. Marshals Service honors the memory of a man who died on the job for a shameful cause.

City Life

Heading to First Night 2020? Here’s What You Need to Know

Please, for the love of god, don’t drive here.

City Life

Boston Is the Fifth Rudest City and That Is A-OK With Us

We’re rude because we’re good at it.

City Life

The Celtics’ Tacko Fall Will Conduct the Holiday Pops Tonight

Fans gave him a standing ovation at his first home game on Friday. Now he’s making his Symphony Hall debut.

City Life

Watch This Very Special Christmas Message from "Santa Gronk"

He shares the heartwarming tale of how the Grinch (aka Bill Belichick) gets the Pats in shape for the Super Bowl.

City Life

Foiled Lobster Truck Heist in Charlestown "Was a Very Boston Experience for Everyone Involved"

A thief stole thousands of dollars in crustaceans, then crashed into another lobster truck.

City Life

In the 2010s, Boston Learned to Fear (and Hopefully Someday, Fix) the MBTA

This was the decade when we saw just how troubled our transit system was, and made our voices heard.

City Life

Who Do We Blame for the Patriots’ Unforced Spygate 2.0 Error?

Given the history, the filming scandal boggles the mind.

Arts & Entertainment

The Fenway Skating Rink Will Open December 16, with a Bang

Its first season will begin with a Winter Carnival.

City Life

OK, Now the Vaping Ban Is Over

THC vapes will soon be back on the market.