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.


Brace Yourselves: Plans for an Eight-Year Overhaul of the Mass Pike Are Here

MassDOT has announced its vision for the Pike and Soldiers Field Road in Allston.


Someone Was Pulled from Under the Red Line and Survived

MBTA service has resumed after am unidentified person described as "conscious and alert" was rescued at Fields Corner.


A Breathalyzer Ban in Mass. Courtrooms Is in Effect, for Now

A judge ruled the tests can’t be used until the state proves it’s made improvements.


Aly Raisman Just Broke a Bone for the First Time: Her Elbow

And it wasn’t a gymnastics injury.

Arts & Entertainment

New Seaport Public Art: Light-Up "Retro-Futuristic" Railway Handcars

Loop opens on Friday.


Watch: A Huge Fire Burned Three Boats in Charlestown

$1 million in damages but no injuries after the late-night blaze.


That Boston Fire Department Report on Women Is Not Enough, Advocates Say

Now what?


Kevin Spacey Pleads Not Guilty to Sexual Assault in Nantucket

The actor is accused of groping an 18-year-old at a bar in 2016.


Rejoice: The North Station Tunnel Is Finally Here

The much-anticipated link between the subway and commuter rail has opened.


Marathon Bombing Survivor Adrianne Haslet Injured after Being Struck by Car in Back Bay

She says on Instagram a car struck her while she was walking on a crosswalk.


Trump’s DACA Decision Puts a Harvard Would-Be Rhodes Scholar at Risk

History-making alum Jin Park worries if he goes to Oxford he won’t be allowed back home.


Why Is a Video of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Dancing at BU Going Viral?

A random critic has exposed her for being... cool and fun as a Boston University undergrad.


Trump Tweeted a "1/2020th" Meme Mocking Elizabeth Warren

A very online election season starts now, looks like.


The End May Be Near for the National Grid Lockout

A tentative agreement could put 1,250 back to work.


Elizabeth Warren Drank "The Club Soda of Beers" on Instagram

She celebrated her big announcement with an ice cold Michelob Ultra.