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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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What You Need to Know: A Small Business Crisis Manual

A list of resources that might come in handy.

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Boston Coronavirus News: James Taylor Is Here to Help

Your daily dose of COVID-19 coverage.

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Boston Coronavirus News: A Stay-at-Home Advisory Arrives

Your daily dose of COVID-19 updates.

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Even in a Pandemic, the Boston Globe‘s Paywall Is Staying Up

It’s a rapidly unfolding disaster where good information is vital. Should a company with two free news sites, a free newsletter, and a free page of “Coronavirus Resources” give up the store?

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Boston Coronavirus News: A Cautionary Tale of a Trip to Miami, Maddening RMV Lines

The latest on the outbreak.

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Boston Coronavirus News: Crowds on the MBTA, the Construction Boom Comes to a Screeching Halt

The latest on the COVID-19 crisis.

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As Coronavirus Keeps Boston at Home, the Mandarin Is Offering Room Service

The Back Bay hotel has pivoted to offering food delivery, cleaning services, and massages to Bostonians hunkering down.

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The New Normal in Boston: Everything Is Canceled

It’s gonna hurt. But we know what we need to do to stop the spread of coronavirus.

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Buying Weed at Boston’s First Pot Shop with Shaleen Title

Massachusetts’ most outspoken cannabis regulator says the future is bright for legal marijuana.

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A Guide to Etiquette in the Age of Coronavirus

Stop hugging, hoarding, and making your employees come in with the sniffles. And if you won’t do it for yourself, do it for me.

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Why Do We Need the Bowdoin Stop, Anyway?

Alone and nearly useless, its existence is a reminder that commuters deserve better, starting with the Red-Blue connector.

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Six Things Everyone Gets Wrong about the Boston Massacre

It wasn’t even a massacre, and other misconceptions about the 250-year-old killings.

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The Best and Least Boring Ideas for What to Do with the Hynes Convention Center

You don’t get an opportunity like this every day. Here’s how Boston could seize the moment.

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“If I Could Give This Rock Zero Stars, I Would”

A national treasure or an overrated pebble? On Yelp, it’s all in the eyes of the reviewer.

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My Lunch with the Hunger Striker Who Took on Charlie Baker

Professor Nathan Phillips put his stomach on the line to protest a controversial natural gas link. Now, he tells me about taking on the governor and why refusing to eat for two weeks is not a diet he would recommend.