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

The Dukakis-Weld rail link

The Dukakis-Weld rail link

What’s their rationale for another Big Dig?

FORMER GOVERNORS Mike Dukakis and Bill Weld are heading up to Beacon Hill next week to put a rail link between North and South stations on Gov. Charlie Baker’s radar. Dukakis cooked up the Democrat-Republican collaboration, reaching out to Weld, who serves with him on the board of the Boston Harbor Island Alliance. Weld, of(...)

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Baker administration OKs Wynn environmental report

Baker administration OKs Wynn environmental report

Calls for regional approach to long-term traffic issues

THE BAKER ADMINISTRATION late Friday night approved a key environmental impact report for the proposed Wynn Resorts casino in Everett and said broader traffic concerns raised by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Attorney General Maura Healey should be addressed through a regional working group led by state officials. Matthew Beaton, the state secretary of energy(...)

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T spin on the Green Line Ext.

T spin on the Green Line Ext.

In June emails, official said 'nothing has changed'

I heard the cost of the Green Line Extension was spinning out of control in early June, but I had no proof and ended up not writing anything. That’s my bad. But my back-and-forth with the MBTA on the issue, all captured in emails, is nevertheless very revealing about the mindset of government officials, and(...)

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Lawrence facing housing crisis, report says

Lawrence facing housing crisis, report says

Property values low, rents high, new construction lags

A NEW REPORT suggests Lawrence is facing a major housing crisis, with property values low, rents high, and new construction failing to keep pace with population increases. The study, funded by six public and private organizations, was designed to give policymakers in Lawrence a sense of key housing trends. On almost every front, the trends(...)

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Baddour to join ML Strategies

Baddour to join ML Strategies

Bringing MA lobbying clients with him

FORMER STATE SENATOR STEVEN BADDOUR, his colleague Daniel Connelly, and their Massachusetts lobbying clients are leaving McDermott, Will & Emery to join ML Strategies, the lobbying arm of Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo. Baddour, in a telephone interview, said he and Connelly will be joining ML Strategies on September 1. He said he(...)

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Pollack gives green light for Wynn

Pollack gives green light for Wynn

Takes issues with claims of Healey, Boston

(A clarification has been added to this story in the next-to-last paragraph,) DISAGREEING WITH ATTORNEY GENERAL MAURA HEALEY and officials from abutting communities, Massachusetts Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack said Wynn Resorts has adequately addressed short-term transportation issues associated with its proposed casino in Everett. In a letter to her Baker administration colleague, Energy and Environmental(...)

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Boston attends meeting with Wynn officials

Boston attends meeting with Wynn officials

Two feuding sides talk transportation with Pollack

OFFICIALS FROM BOSTON AND WYNN RESORTS, whose bosses have been publicly feuding and battling each other in court, sat down together with state Secretary of Transportation Stephanie Pollack on Thursday to discuss long-term solutions to traffic congestion in Sullivan Square. Pollack last tried to convene a working group on the issue in early June, but(...)

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Mystery ballot question could add 2nd slots parlor

Mystery ballot question could add 2nd slots parlor

Would have to be located near a race track

A MYSTERY BALLOT QUESTION submitted to the state attorney general’s office would allow the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to award a second slots parlor license as long as the facility is located within 1,500 feet of a race track. The oddly worded question is sponsored by Eugene McCain, who did not return phone calls. The Massachusetts(...)

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Walsh offers to keep talking with Wynn

Walsh offers to keep talking with Wynn

Says he may have misunderstood gambling executive's money comment

BOSTON MAYOR MARTY WALSH acknowledged on Tuesday that he may have misunderstood a Steve Wynn comment about money during a set of phone calls, but he said there was no mistaking the Las Vegas businessman’s opposition to a Charlestown vote on the proposed Everett casino. Boston Globe columnist Joan Vennochi quoted Wynn as telling Walsh(...)

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Baker shifts course, backs solar subsidy

Baker shifts course, backs solar subsidy

Governor's bill reins in costs after 2020 target reached

THE BAKER ADMINISTRATION filed legislation on Friday that would expand the reach of a key solar subsidy but then attempt to rein in its cost after the state reaches its target of 1,600 megawatts of solar power by 2020. The bill represents something of a compromise for the governor. His administration in May said it(...)

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