Bruce Mohl

Editor, CommonWealth

About Bruce Mohl

Bruce Mohl is the editor of CommonWealth magazine. Bruce came to CommonWealth from the Boston Globe, where he spent nearly 30 years in a wide variety of positions covering business and politics. He covered the Massachusetts State House and served as the Globe’s State House bureau chief in the late 1980s. He also reported for the Globe’s Spotlight Team, winning a Loeb award in 1992 for coverage of conflicts of interest in the state’s pension system. He served as the Globe’s political editor in 1994 and went on to cover consumer issues for the newspaper. At CommonWealth, Bruce helped launch the magazine’s website and has written about a wide range of issues with a special focus on politics, tax policy, energy, and gambling. Bruce is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He lives in Dorchester.

About Bruce Mohl

Bruce Mohl is the editor of CommonWealth magazine. Bruce came to CommonWealth from the Boston Globe, where he spent nearly 30 years in a wide variety of positions covering business and politics. He covered the Massachusetts State House and served as the Globe’s State House bureau chief in the late 1980s. He also reported for the Globe’s Spotlight Team, winning a Loeb award in 1992 for coverage of conflicts of interest in the state’s pension system. He served as the Globe’s political editor in 1994 and went on to cover consumer issues for the newspaper. At CommonWealth, Bruce helped launch the magazine’s website and has written about a wide range of issues with a special focus on politics, tax policy, energy, and gambling. Bruce is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He lives in Dorchester.

Stories by Bruce Mohl

T notes

T notes

Control Board takes action on contracts, real estate deals, etc.

MBTA Police Superintendent Richard Sullivan said staff overtime and crime are both down at the T, and fare evasion citations are up 51 percent so far this year. In a presentation to the Fiscal Management and Control Board, Sullivan said overtime expenses through July 11 of this year totaled $3.3 million, down from $4.4 million(...)

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DEP chief OKs Wynn permit

DEP chief OKs Wynn permit

Casino operator moves closer to construction

THE COMMISSIONER of the Department of Environmental Protection issued a two-page decision on Friday affirming the issuance of a key environmental permit to Wynn Resorts for its $2 billion hotel-casino complex in Everett. The decision by Martin Suuberg, in response to an appeal by Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone, is still subject to reconsideration, but it(...)

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More bad news on tax front

More bad news on tax front

June numbers down compared to year ago

STATE OFFICIALS CONTINUED to insist that the Massachusetts economy is showing healthy signs of growth even as tax revenues in June were down slightly from a year ago and $173 million below forecasts for the month. Most of the state’s taxes in June (income, corporate, and sales) were down compared to a year ago. For(...)

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No layoff clause angers T board

No layoff clause angers T board

Officials hush-hush about controversy

The folks at the MBTA are all about transparency these days, but on some issues they are as secretive as ever. One of those issues is the contract negotiations with the union representing about 400 of the T’s management level employees. Neither union nor T officials would discuss what happened, but sources say the original(...)

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Baker defends MBTA expansion efforts

Baker defends MBTA expansion efforts

T struggles with core services, but gov stands by S. Coast Rail

GOV. CHARLIE BAKER on Wednesday defended the MBTA’s pursuit of new commuter rail service to Fall River and New Bedford at a time when the agency is struggling to provide basic core services and its management ranks are stretched dangerously thin. After outlining what ails the T and his administration’s efforts to turn the authority(...)

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Baker: T in early stages of turnaround

Baker: T in early stages of turnaround

Warns process will take years and tons of work

GOV. CHARLIE BAKER on Wednesday said the MBTA is just beginning the second phase of a three-step turnaround, a process that could take years to complete. At a State House press conference, Baker read a lengthy statement that summarized the many problems uncovered at the T over the last year and his administration’s efforts to(...)

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Wynn prevails in Somerville permit challenge

Wynn prevails in Somerville permit challenge

Casino construction can begin after commissioner OK

WYNN RESORTS on Friday moved a big step closer to beginning construction on its $2.7 billion hotel and casino in Everett when a state hearing officer said the Las Vegas company is deserving of a key environmental permit with a handful of modifications. The hearing officer, Jane Rothchild, recommended to the commissioner of the Department of(...)

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What will Brad Jones do?

What will Brad Jones do?

Republican rep is wildcard on pipeline provision

REP. BRADLEY JONES JR. of North Reading is caught in a tug-of-war between the House and Senate as the two branches try to find common ground on energy legislation. Jones is the Republican member of the three-person House team working to resolve differences with the Senate on energy bills passed by the two branches. On(...)

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The next Kendall Square?

The next Kendall Square?

Harvard tries its hand at innovation on Boston side of the Charles

AFTER YEARS OF DELAYS and then years of planning, something big is starting to happen on the Boston side of the Harvard University campus. Out behind the stately Harvard Business School, across Western Avenue, is a big, sprawling space filled with gravel, dirt, and crumbling pavement. It’s not much to look at right now, but(...)

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Leaks, leaks, and more leaks

Leaks, leaks, and more leaks

Ortiz says she's not responsible; watchdog is toothless tiger

Illustrations by Anthony Freda THE HEADLINES KEEP COMING. “Mayor Walsh is drawn into federal labor probe”…“Prosecutors investigate fees collected by Joyce on Randolph projects”…“Joyce’s role in solar project probed”…”Everett mayor focus of inquiry”…“O’Brien pressed by US anew”…“Everett casino plan under new scrutiny”…“Lawmakers targeted in inquiry.” All these stories have three things in common. They all(...)

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