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.


Gaze Upon the Chunky Clam Chowder Popsicle and Despair



One Man Still On the Loose after Six Arrests in David Ortiz Shooting

Police are searching for a suspect in what they now call an $8,000 hit job.


"Jim and Roy" among the Celebrities Spotted at the Stanley Cup

John Krasinski, Gronk, Michael J. Fox, and other stars showed up for Game 7.


Julian Edelman, Aly Raisman Wore David Ortiz Jerseys to the Stanley Cup

They showed some love for Big Papi at Game 7.


A Suspect Who Police Believe Shot David Ortiz Has Been Arrested

One suspect, Eddy Vladimir Feliz Garcia, has been formally charged. A second man, the alleged shooter, is reportedly in custody.

Mass General

David Ortiz Is "Resting Comfortably" at Mass General after another Surgery

His wife Tiffany shared an update on the Red Sox slugger after his arrival in Boston.

Arts & Entertainment

The Interview: Chuck MacLean

The creator and executive producer of the Boston drama City on a Hill is a smart-ass brawler from Quincy.


Red Line Derailment Is the Latest as an MBTA Fare Hike Looms

Commuters had plenty of time to stew over the rate increase on a truly awful morning.


The Red Sox Are Flying David Ortiz to Boston for Treatment

He’s expected to arrive in the city later tonight.


A St. Louis Bar that Tried to Mock the Boston Accent Clearly Doesn’t Get It

Who wants a "lobsta grinda?"


It’s a Miracle: David Ortiz, Shot in the Dominican Republic, Is OK

Big Papi is out of surgery and in stable condition.


Video Shows a Bunch of Bruins Fans Fighting in the Stands Last Night

Things went from zero to brawl in about 10 seconds.


Fundraiser Brings in Thousands for Taxi Driver Shot Dead in Back Bay

More than $25,000 has been raised for the family of Luckinson Oruma.


Was Paul Pierce’s Famous Wheelchair Game a Bathroom Incident?

What is... The Truth???


For the First Time, Boston Saw 10,000 Bluebikes Rides in One Day

The bike-sharing service set a new record on Tuesday.