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.

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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.


Turns Out Elizabeth Warren Is, in Fact, a Cougar

Here’s how she responded to a bonkers accusation from a right-wing provocateur today.


The Emerson Student Gravely Injured in a Fight in Allston Has Died

Daniel Hollis’ family says the sophomore lacrosse player’s "journey ended" Wednesday night.


And the Richest People in Massachusetts in 2019 Are....

Forbes’ list of the most caked up locals has some familiar faces.


Billy Bragg Will Headline the "Largest Rally" Yet for Striking Battery Wharf Hotel Workers

The English folk singer is in town for a series of sold out shows at the Sinclair.


A Judge Just Sided with Harvard in the Big Affirmative Action Case

Harvard’s admissions system "passes constitutional muster," the federal judge’s ruling reads.


Zuckerberg Plans to Sue if Elizabeth Warren Tries to Break Up Facebook

In leaked audio, he forecasts "a major lawsuit" would follow if Warren makes good on her threats.


Watch This: Video Shows Daring Coast Guard Rescue near Scituate

A father and his two sons went missing after setting off from Plymouth on Sunday morning.


Harvard’s President Says He’s Sorry for Slavery Comparison

He compared a new policy for donors to the 13th Amendment.


The Vaping Ban Sowed Chaos in Massachusetts, but Charlie Baker Regrets Nothing

It was "not an easy decision," but the first-in-the-nation ban was the right call, he says.


Alex Jones Says Brianna Wu Defamed Him in a Tweet

He’s suing her for libel over a tweet, and seeks a "jury trail."


Citylab Says Boston Is One of the Best Cities to Give Up Your Car

Springfield also ranked near the top.

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The MBTA Says the Red Line Is Finally Back to Normal

More than three months after a derailment, the trains are now back to regular service.


The Verb Hotel Rips the Hard Rock Cafe a New One in a New Lawsuit

The Fenway hotel’s owners say the similar-sounding name links it to the Hard Rock’s "glitzy and inauthentic" brand.