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.


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.

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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.


Police Are Investigating a Shooting that Closed MBTA Aquarium Station

No one was injured after an incident involving "several juvenile males" on the Blue Line, TPD says.


A Fatal Pedestrian Crash Closed Part of Mass. Ave. to Traffic

A collision at the Melnea Cass intersection left one person dead Monday.


Nine Things You Didn’t Know about Encore Boston Harbor

You can get a $68 lobster roll, and other facts about the city’s brand-new casino.


Boston ICE Official: Those Aren’t Concentration Camps

A local leader of Immigration and Customs Enforcement is weighing in on the controversy.


Uh Oh: The Harvard Fencing Scandal Has Prompted a Federal Investigation

A dad’s suspicious home purchase has caught the attention of the feds.


Marty Walsh Is Changing His Tune, Says No to MBTA Fare Increase

After the Red Line derailment, he says it’s "unfair to ask riders to pay more."


Joe Curtatone Is Taking Kirk Minihane and Barstool to Court

The Somerville mayor says a fake phone interview with him was against the law.


A Lawn on D Swings Accident Left a Man with a Serious Head Injury

An Attleboro man says one of the iconic swings smashed into him after Pride.


Logan Airport Food Workers OK a Strike, Plan Day of Action before Fourth of July

Airline caterers in 21 cities are threatening to walk off the job.