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 NAACP Will Hold its 2020 Convention in Boston

The organization’s local branch said it would come during "a pivotal year for our country."


Facing Backlash, the MBTA Just Raised Fares 6 Percent

It’s the fourth fare increase since 2012.


A Major Stop & Shop Strike Is Just Around the Corner

After a series of votes this weekend, it could happen soon.


Spotted at Trump’s Super Bowl Party: Florida Spa Magnate Cindy Yang

She once owned the Orchids of Asia Day Spa, site of the Robert Kraft bust.


The First Greater Boston Pot Shop Is Finally about to Open

NETA in Brookline is a few weeks out from selling recreational cannabis.

Home & Property

Is Gronk Selling His Boston Penthouse?

A spacious Fort Point condo that may or may not belong to the superstar has just hit the market for $2.4 million.


Marty Walsh Wants to Lower the Speed Limit to 20 mph

At 25 mph, the lower speed limit seems to work. He wants to go even further.


Ayanna Pressley’s Amendment Would Lower the Voting Age to 16

High schoolers would get a say in politics under her proposal.

The Boston skyline on a cloudy day

Suffolk County: The "Political Intolerance" Capital of America?

So says a new study on how we view our neighbors on the opposite side of the aisle.


After Kraft Charges, Should Gillette Pull Its Name from Gillette Stadium?

Thousands signed a new petition seeking to hold the Boston company to its stance on "toxic masculinity."


AriZona Iced Tea and an Argument Against Raising MBTA Fares

The drink’s price hasn’t gone up in two decades. The T should follow its lead, state rep says.


UPDATE: Suspect in Jassy Correia Disappearance Arrested, Body Found

Correia, 23, has been missing since Saturday night after leaving a Boston nightclub.


Stephen Lynch Went Masshole at the Michael Cohen Hearing

The Congressman’s appearance had a distinct Boston charm.


Boston Will See Three to Four Inches of Snow Tonight

The fun starts around 7 p.m.


The Portland Trail Blazers Were Stuck in an Emerson College Elevator

"This is not how you treat a former number one team in the west."