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.

City Life

Hazards of Living Near Logan Airport Include Slides Falling from the Sky

Congressman Stephen Lynch is calling on the FAA to investigate what could have been a "fatal error."

Arts & Entertainment

A Glowing, Swaying Field of 28,000 Lights Is Sprouting in the Seaport

Called Entre les rangs, it’s made of thousands of reflectors on sticks, and it’s the latest eye-catching installation in the neighborhood.


Striking Harvard Grad Students Hope to Send a Message "Nationwide"

They walked off the job in a snowstorm on Tuesday.

City Life

Are We About to Pull a #MassExit?

Legal weed, sanctuary cities, and new proposals for safe injection sites: Since when did Massachusetts become a secessionist state?

City Life

Oh, Great! There Are High Levels of "Forever Chemicals" in the State’s Fertilizer

A program that turns sewage into fertilizer has come under scrutiny.

City Life

The Vaping Ban Will End Early, but There’s a Catch

It’s over on December 11, but it’ll be a whole new world for e-cigarette users. Here’s what you need to know.

City Life

The WooSox Names That Didn’t Make the Cut, Ranked

The Diners? Good. Wista Twistas? Awful.

City Life

The Infamous Video of Mice in an East Boston Dunks Has Led to a Lawsuit

The company is apparently not happy.

Arts & Entertainment

Here’s Our First Look Inside Fenway’s Planned MGM Music Hall

They’re breaking ground on the new 5,000-capacity venue next to Fenway Park.

City Life

Ed Markey to Tesla: Turn Off Autopilot Before It Kills Someone

He cited a video of the infamous Mass Pike snoozer.

City Life

Raise a Glass (?) to the New Irish Pub-Themed (?) Celtics Jerseys

The new "city edition" jerseys are here. Sláinte!

City Life

The Last Thing Deval Patrick Wanted to See at a Campaign Event: An Empty Room


City Life

"Hey, Mickey!" This Guy’s Video of Mice Taking Over an East Boston Dunkin’ Is an Instant Classic

"Duuuunkin’ Donuts. It’s worth the trip!"

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City Life

A Brand New Orange Line Train Did a Whoops and Derailed

Something went wrong at the Wellington Rail Yard.

City Life

Want to Avoid Boston’s Horrific Thanksgiving Traffic? Better Read This

Avoid the headaches and follow the Google Maps data.