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 Kennedy Family Is Mourning the Sudden Death of RFK Granddaughter Saoirse Hill

The 22-year-old Boston College student was found dead at the Kennedy compound of an apparent overdose.


A Government Style Guide Says You’re a "Massachusettsan"

That classic term we all know and use!


One Man Is Dead, One Injured after Driving to BMC with Gunshot Wounds

Police are seeking tips after an apparent early morning shooting in Dorchester.


How Hot Is It in Boston? The Hottest July Ever Recorded

This swampy, warm, cursed month is about to break a record.


Hotel Commonwealth Will Pick an Up-and-Coming Writer for a Two-Week Residency

Author Ben Mezrich will also help pick the winner.


It’s Not Just Hot in Boston Right Now: Air Quality Has Been Deemed "Unhealthy"

A warning from the state is in effect for the day.


Trolls at the Gate

They’re targeting us for a reason. Should we look the other way?

David Ortiz

David Ortiz Is Home, He’s Grilling, and He’s Got a Message for Fans

Big Papi shared his first update since his release from Mass General.


A Smelly Flight to London Had to Be Grounded at Logan Airport

Flight attendants who had to stop in Boston said they felt sickened by a strange odor on an airplane from Philly.


An RNC Plot to Troll Seth Moulton with a Flag Did Not Go as Planned

Hate to see it.


Do Not, Under Any Circumstances, Touch the Charles River Right Now

A public health advisory has been issued because of a giant algae bloom.


A Woman Was Seriously Injured by Falling Debris in the North End

An investigation is underway on Atlantic Avenue.


Dunkin’ Will Soon Have Meatless Sausage Egg and Cheeses

For now, you can only get it in New York.


Guide: Which Massachusetts Politicians Support Impeachment

Here’s what your representatives are thinking.


Uber and Lyft Cost the MBTA $20 Million a Year, a New Study Says

That’s two thirds of the recent fare increase, by the way.