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.


The $10 Weekend Commuter Rail Passes Are Coming Back

They’ll be available again this weekend.


What’s Open and What’s Closed in Boston During the Shutdown

Hoping to tour the JFK Library? You’re out of luck.


There’s Trouble on the Tracks for the Mattapan Trolley

A new study points to issues that need fixing along the historic route.


Prominent Local Pilates Instructor Faces Vehicular Homicide Trial

Julie Gagnon-Erickson was arrested following an alleged drunk driving crash that killed the driver of an oncoming car. 


The First New Green Line Trolley Just Hit the Tracks

It’s the first of 24 that will be added to the system by next fall.


The Millionaire’s Tax Debate Is Coming Back in 2019

Could it really happen this time?


Breaking Her Silence, Eliza Dushku Shares New Details of Harassment

She opened up for the first time after the Times reported on a $9.5 million settlement with CBS.


Harvard’s Jill Lepore Is on the Hunt for an Untold Boston Pentagon Papers Story

The Vietnam War leak came under investigation in Boston, but the records are under seal.

A new Orange Line train headed toward Oak Grove

A Reminder: Trump Tariffs Could Jack up the Cost of New MBTA Trains

CRRC, which is celebrating new Orange Line train cars in Springfield, has sounded the alarm.


SMILF Creator Frankie Shaw Is Under Scrutiny for On-Set Behavior

She’s accused of inappropriate conduct behind the scenes of her Boston-set TV show.


Keytar Bear, Nutcracker Bear Teamed Up in a New Video

Name a more iconic duo.


Parkland Survivor Jaclyn Corin Was Accepted to Harvard

The March for Our Lives co-founder posted a picture of her acceptance online.


Like Early Voting? You May Get to Do It for the 2020 Primaries

Secretary of State Bill Galvin is reportedly seeking to let voters cast ballots five days ahead of the election.


Newbury College Just Announced It Plans to Close

It’s the latest small college to bite the dust.


CBS Paid Actress Eliza Dushku $9.5 Million after Harassment Claims

She accused the network of writing her out of a TV show after she complained about another cast member.