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.


More Scooters, Fewer Cars? That’s What a New Lime Survey Suggests

An internal survey suggests Brookline’s closely watched e-scooter pilot is keeping cars off the road.


Amtrak Is Selling Half-Off Tickets for a "Fall Getaway" Sale

You’ve got two days to book a spontaneous late-fall excursion.


You Can Now Summon a 3D Keytar Bear on Snapchat

Look at him go!


Meet Mitt Romney’s Secret Online Alter Ego: "Pierre Delecto"

"C’est moi," he confessed after a sleuth found his "lurker" account.


This Van in Cambridge Is Full of Bees, but Don’t Worry: It’s Fine

A beekeeper explains what’s going on in an, ahem, buzzy video.


When Will People Learn You Can’t Fly Drones near Logan Airport?

Another sighting was reported on Monday.


MIT and Harvard Add to Their Nobel Collections

One of the awarded researchers, Esther Duflo, is the youngest recipient ever for an economics Nobel.


Elizabeth Warren Lets Loose with a Gay Marriage Zinger



Boston College Police Are Searching for a Peeping Tom

He was reportedly spotted wandering the campus on Sunday night.


TD Garden Is Rethinking Its Cramped New Seats after All the Complaints

"We recognize there are some areas of concern."


The First Brand New Red Line Trains Have Arrived in Boston

They touched down in Southie on Tuesday.


Police Say "No Criminal Activity Occurred" in the Enes Kanter Mosque Incident

Kanter was confronted by Erdogan supporters outside a Cambridge mosque last week.


A US Marine Is a Possible Suspect in the Death of Emerson Student Daniel Hollis

The Marines "are deeply saddened to learn" of the incident.

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Michelle Wu Wants to Take a Wrecking Ball to the BPDA

She’s got a plan that would completely change Boston’s development process.


Will There Be Another Operation Clean Sweep?

Boston officials say the new Mass and Cass 2.0 plan is a kinder, gentler crackdown.