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

Cape Wind developer not giving up

Cape Wind developer not giving up

‘We have just begun to fight’

CAPE WIND DEVELOPER Jim Gordon spoke at a rally on behalf of Cape Wind on Saturday and insisted his 14-year quest for a wind farm in Nantucket Sound is not over. “We’re not giving up. We have just begun to fight,” Gordon shouted to the delight of several hundred people of all ages who attended(...)

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Baker pushes regional energy approach

Baker pushes regional energy approach

Plans to rely on utilities for purchases of gas, renewables

THE BAKER ADMINISTRATION said on Wednesday it plans to work with utilities in Massachusetts and neighboring states to purchase renewable energy and expand the region’s natural gas pipeline infrastructure. In a brief, vaguely worded statement, the governor said electric distribution companies operating in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut have agreed to put out a request(...)

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Cape Wind developer mum on project

Cape Wind developer mum on project

His comments suggest wind farm is not dead

THE DEVELOPER OF the troubled Cape Wind project quoted Mark Twain on Wednesday, saying reports of his death are greatly exaggerated.  But he had very little to say about efforts to get the project back on track after the state’s two leading utilities terminated their contracts to purchase the wind power. “We’re examining our options(...)

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Eavesdropping on Instagram

The police and school departments in Lowell are preparing to hire a company to monitor social media use within the city’s borders, scrubbing public posts on Twitter, Facebook, and other sites for speech that could be considered dangerous or threatening. Local officials say they need the monitoring tools to track bullying, suicide notes, and various(...)

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Should electric ratepayers pay for gas pipelines?

Should electric ratepayers pay for gas pipelines?

Unprecedented proposal comes with risks

THERE SOON MAY be a new charge on your electric bill for natural gas pipeline construction. The novel idea first surfaced last summer as the six New England states began exploring ways to bring more natural gas into the region, and now a group of companies pushing a pipeline expansion plan are spelling out in(...)

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Rosenberg sees transportation disconnect

Rosenberg sees transportation disconnect

People want strong T but not willing to pay for it

SENATE PRESIDENT STANLEY ROSENBERG said on Tuesday that the problems at the MBTA are straight out of  “Democracy in America,” the book Alexis de Tocqueville wrote in the 1800s which suggested that Americans may vote themselves more benefits than they are willing to pay for. “This is de Tocqueville writ large,” Rosenberg said in a(...)

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Gaming Commission challenge fails

A federal appeals court upheld a lower court’s dismissal of a lawsuit brought by Caesars Entertainment against Massachusetts Gaming Commission Chairman Stephen Crosby. The ruling uses language that could spell trouble for other lawsuits filed against the commission by Boston, Somerville, Revere, and Mohegan Sun. Caesars filed its lawsuit against Crosby and Karen Wells, the head of the(...)

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