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.


A Boston Church Is Stamping $20 Bills with Harriet Tubman’s Face

If Trump won’t, Jamaica Plain’s Hope Central Church says they’ll do it on their own.


The Internet Is Mocking a "Straight Pride Parade" Planned in Boston

These guys have officially lost Smash Mouth.

state of the air

Person Shot in Broad Daylight near Prudential Center Has Died

A man was pronounced dead after a shooting on Huntington Avenue.


City Hall Plaza Is Gonna Be so Much Better Soon

Mayor Marty Walsh has just unveiled plans for a "People’s Plaza" for Boston’s front yard.


RI Bishop Responds to Outrage Over His Pride Month Tweet

Bishop Thomas Tobin says he regrets his anti-gay tweet has "turned out to be so controversial."


Seven Arrested as Protesters Clash with Anti-Abortion Rally on Boston Common

Tensions were high at Sunday’s March for Life.


Oh Look Basically the Whole Country Hates the Bruins

Only a handful of states outside New England know what’s what.


NHL Is Holding a Hearing on That Brutal Hit on Matt Grzelcyk

Oskar Sundqvist’s conduct will be reviewed Thursday.


Healey: E-Cig Company Used "Memes and Cartoons" to Sell Vapes to Kids

"Mom! It’s a USB drive!!"


All the Ideas for Preventing More Shark Attack Deaths on Cape Cod

Here’s what experts and amateurs alike have suggested.


In a Bruins Hype Video, Tom Brady Says "We Are Made for This"

He joined forces with Zdeno Chara in a one-minute rallying cry.

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Arts & Entertainment

Photos: What You Missed at Boston Calling 2019

The tenth edition of the music-and-food festival has arrived.


Shout Out to the Swan That Held up My Orange Line Train Today

A lost bird at Assembly brought the MBTA line to a halt today.


They Caught the Somerville Bank Robber in Providence, FBI Says

A three-week search has come to an end with the arrest of 32-year-old Daniel Rosado.

Arts & Entertainment

Your Guide to All the Local Talent at Boston Calling 2019

A Northeastern student, some Best of Boston winners, and others with Massachusetts ties will be taking the stage this weekend.