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.

Arts & Entertainment

Coming Soon: A Docu-Series about Tamerlan Tsarnaev and the FBI

An Oscar-winner will direct a documentary series based on the Michele McPhee book Maximum Harm.


Mayor Walsh: Trump’s Sanctuary City Plan Is "Crazy"

Trump on Monday reiterated a plan to ship undocumented immigrants to cities like Boston.


A Small Fire on the Marathon Route in Brookline Was Nothing Serious, Police Say

An issue with a light fixture led to some smoke on Beacon Street.


BAA Apologizes after Flag Seen on Ground at Marathon Ceremony

An American flag was spotted crumpled up in a corner during the men’s wheelchair awards ceremony.

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Here Are the Winners of the 2019 Boston Marathon

Live updates from today’s very soggy race.


Boston Marathon Weather Update: It’s Wet, but the Worst May Be Over

For now, the downpours and thunderstorms have passed.


What It’s Really Like to Work in an Open Office

We asked a WeWork community director and a Wayfair employee for their thoughts. They do not see eye-to-eye.


Whitey Bulger Still Has Secrets to Tell

Where did all his money go? How did his murder go down? How did he elude capture for all that time? Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge are on the case.


How the Rainy Weather Forecast Will Impact the 2019 Boston Marathon

Crummy conditions will change start times for the race.


Finding CTE in Living People? BU Just Got Closer to Doing It

Diagnosing the disease that plagues the NFL while athletes are still alive may be possible, researchers say.


Here’s an Idea: No MBTA Fare Hike Until the Tobin Bridge Works Again

A group of lawmakers say it’s only fair.


Harvard, MIT, BU Helped Get Us That Black Hole Picture

Shout out once again to the local nerds.


Lori Loughlin and 15 Others Face New Charges in College Admissions Scheme

New indictments for money laundering were announced Tuesday.


"A Poor Decision Was Made"

Someone in Connecticut tried to dry out a baseball field by lighting 24 gallons of gas on fire.


Harvard Is Investigating Questions about Fencing Coach’s House Sale

So was it bribery? An "independent review" is underway.