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

DeLeo, Rosenberg agree to a set of rules

DeLeo, Rosenberg agree to a set of rules

Leaders compromise to avoid acrimony of 2015

HOUSE SPEAKER ROBERT DELEO and Senate President Stanley Rosenberg on Wednesday announced they had bridged their differences and found common ground on rules for running the Legislature, an issue that led to threats and recriminations at the beginning of the last session in 2015. Rosenberg agreed to retain the existing joint legislative committees, which are(...)

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Baker aide attends T board executive session

Baker aide attends T board executive session

Kadish, a T fixture, stirs speculation with visit

GOV. CHARLIE BAKER’S chief of staff attended a private, executive session of the MBTA’s oversight board on Monday, stirring speculation that a candidate for the T’s general manager’s post was being interviewed. Members of the Fiscal Management and Control Board and several MBTA staffers declined comment on the executive session, which lasted close to two(...)

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S. Coast Rail oversight shifted from T to state

S. Coast Rail oversight shifted from T to state

E-ZPass update, Gulf Oil deal, T deficit at $126m

MASSACHUSETTS OFFICIALS on Monday shifted oversight of the South Coast Rail commuter rail project from the MBTA to the state Transportation Department and said they are now analyzing two route options through Middleborough that would allow service to Boston to start in as little as six to seven years. The officials said the Transportation Department(...)

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Power grid operator sounds alarms

Power grid operator sounds alarms

Gas pipeline concerns raised at conference

OFFICIALS CHARGED WITH KEEPING the lights on in New England raised alarm bells on Thursday about what might happen if the region’s natural gas pipeline infrastructure is not expanded. Gordon van Welie, the president and CEO of ISO-New England, which operates the regional power grid, has long been a proponent of bringing more natural gas(...)

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Lang: Keolis was on verge of walking away

Lang: Keolis was on verge of walking away

‘We were beholden to them,’ says T oversight board member

A MEMBER OF THE MBTA’S oversight board said the transit agency’s commuter rail operator was on the verge of walking away from its $2.68 billion contract earlier this year when state officials agreed to pay the company at least $66 million extra over the course of the next six years. Brian Lang, a union official(...)

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Eversource winter price to drop 8%

Eversource winter price to drop 8%

Despite pipeline constraints, prices are falling

EVERSOURCE ENERGY said its customers will pay about 8 percent less this winter for electricity, suggesting that constraints on natural gas supplies coming into the region won’t have a major impact on rates this coming year. Eversource, in partnership with Spectra Energy of Houston and National Grid, wants to build the Access Northeast pipeline to(...)

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T hires GLX manager at $280,000 base salary

T hires GLX manager at $280,000 base salary

With add-ons, his annual salary could top $382,000

THE MBTA ANNOUNCED on Monday that it has hired a Chicago-based construction official to oversee the $2.3 billion Green Line extension into Somerville and Medford, paying him a salary that far exceeds what anyone at the T is currently earning. John Dalton, a Chicago-based vice president at Arcadis NV, a Netherlands  design, engineering, and management(...)

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Eversource confident on gas pipeline project

Eversource confident on gas pipeline project

Predicts Access Northeast will begin construction in 2019

EVERSOURCE ENERGY officials confidently predicted this week they would begin construction of the $3 billion Access Northeast natural gas pipeline in 2019 and floated several possible ways to finance it. Eversource had pinned its hopes on having electric ratepayers in New England foot the bill for the natural gas pipeline, but that plan unraveled this(...)

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