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.


This Is a New One: Police Say a Man Sprayed Bear Repellent on the Red Line

If you think you’ve seen everything on the T, you are wrong.


On The Daily Show, Ayanna Pressley Sounded off about Guns

She blamed a "deficit of political courage and leadership" for stalled reforms.


A Goose Flew into an MBTA Bus Windshield and Injured Its Driver

The bird sent shards of glass flying in Newton.

A new Orange Line train headed toward Oak Grove

The Wait Is Over: New MBTA Orange Line Train Goes Live on Wednesday

The T is announcing some freshly built and tested cars will soon hit the tracks.


"Lobster," "Brady," "Dunkin" : What Bostonians Are Naming Their Dogs

City records give us some insight into the minds of local pet owners.


No, a Lemonade Stand Didn’t Charge Elizabeth Warren $7 for a Lemonade

A report from the campaign trail had some confused.


After a Giant Algae Bloom, the Charles River Is Back to Normal

A public health advisory has been rescinded.


People Keep Stealing the "Old Town Road" Signs in Wellesley

They’ve apparently gone missing at least three times.


Jury Finds City Hall Aides Guilty in Boston Calling Extortion Case

Kenneth Brissette and Timothy Sullivan were found guilty of illegally pressuring the festival to hire union labor.


A Scene from "Operation Clean Sweep" in the South End: Crushed Wheelchairs

Witnesses say police are collecting and destroying belongings on "Methadone Mile."


Cambridge Police Arrested a Philadelphia Murder Suspect in Harvard Square

After a brief "shelter in place" order, Sohan Panjrolia was taken into custody without incident.


Boston Globe Staff Staged a Walkout to Call for a "Fair Contract"

In protest, the Boston Newspaper Guild members left their desks at noon.


A Peter Pan Driver Apparently Locked a Woman in a Bus to Boston

Wendy Helena Alberty faces several charges after a woman said she was trapped in a baggage area.


An Artist Put the Boston Common Ducklings in Cages

Karyn Alzayer says it’s a protest of conditions at migrant detention centers.


Massachusetts Might Start Charging Netflix Fees to Pay for Public Access TV

A bill that would tack on a 5 percent fee to streaming services is gaining support.