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.


Robert Kraft’s Defense Is Reportedly Pushing to Keep Video Hidden

Lawyers want to keep security footage from being made public.

Arts & Entertainment

Happy Place, the Instagram Sensation, Is Coming to Boston in April

It offers a dozen rooms of social media-friendly bliss. Just don’t call it a "selfie factory," its mastermind says.


Anti-Semitic Graffiti Found at Fall River Hebrew Cemetery: "This Is MAGA Country"

Gravestones were found scrawled with swastikas and hateful messages.


Hard-to-Remove Oil Has Been Found Splashed on More Boston Monuments

Police are investigating after memorials in Mattapan were also vandalized.


Police Have Arrested the South End Sexual Assault Suspect

He was identified as Anthony Smith-Pacheco, 24 of Malden.


Fans Apparently Couldn’t Handle Conor McGregor at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The controversial fighter made a splash this weekend.


Watch a New Hampshire Turkey Expertly Help His Buds Cross the Street

It’s a major milestone in human-turkey relations.


Blue Line Service Suspended Due to Casket Factory Fire in East Boston

Shuttles were replacing trains between Orient Heights and Wonderland.


Quincy Accused of Spewing Sewage into Boston Harbor

Quincy Mayor Tom Koch has threatened to countersue.


Marty Walsh Will Attend Service at Boston Mosque after New Zealand Attacks

He’ll be joined by interfaith leaders, the Islamic Society of Boston says.


E-Scooters Can Hit the Streets of Brookline Next Month

A pilot can begin in April.


Someone Tried to Drive an Absolutely Wrecked Car into Boston

Boxborough Police shared a photo of the clearly destroyed car still on the road.


Jasiel Correia, the Teflon Mayor of Fall River, Just Did the Impossible

Under indictment for fraud, he was recalled and re-elected in the same night.

Boston University

Feds: BU, BC, Northeastern Were Sent Fraudulent SAT Scores

Investigators revealed a scheme that involved celebrities and other wealthy parents who sought admission to elite colleges.


Watch How Normal Guy Mitt Romney Blows Out Birthday Candles

Call the police.