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.


Harvard Is Looking into the Millions It Took from Epstein

"I profoundly regret Harvard’s past association with him," President Lawrence Bacow says.


Gronk Says He’s "Probably Had, Like, 20 Concussions"

Including five "blackout ones," he says.


Should Boston Ban Masked Protesters?

The City Council will hold a hearing on the idea after last month’s "straight pride" rally.

Arts & Entertainment

You Can Take a Dive with Aquarium Experts Tonight

Thanks to footage beamed straight from a research ship to the New England Aquarium’s IMAX screen.


New Patriots Wide Receiver Antonio Brown Accused of Rape

A former trainer says the star athlete assaulted her on three occasions.


A New Report Shows the Lengths MIT Went to Hide its Ties to Epstein

Evidence suggests higher-ups knew about his secret donations to the Media Lab.


Ladies and Gentlemen, David Ortiz Is Back

Big Papi made a surprise appearance at Fenway last night and threw the first pitch.


Police: A Giants Fan Threatened a Mass Shooting in Foxboro over Antonio Brown Signing

Tobias Gray, of Rhode Island, was arrested on Sunday.


Have You Seen the Video of the Guy Asleep at the Wheel on the Mass Pike Yet?

Exhibit A that we are not ready for self-driving cars right here.


Harvard Still Isn’t on Top in the U.S. News & World Report College Rankings

Do better next time!

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Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia Has Been Arrested... Again

This time he’s charged with allegedly extorting marijuana companies.


Another Boston Hotel Strike Is Now Underway

Dozens of workers at the Battery Wharf Hotel just walked off the job.


When and Where to See Peak Fall Foliage

Hoping to plan your leaf-peeping journey this year? Here’s an interactive map.


The Harvard Student Customs Agents Kicked Out Last Month Has Arrived after All

Ismail B. Ajjawi starts classes this week.


Feel Like Protesting the Straight Pride Parade This Weekend? Here’s Where to Go.

Ahead of the arrival of group’s rally in Boston, several groups have planned counter-protests.