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

Cerberus begins recouping Steward investment

Cerberus begins recouping Steward investment

MA hospital company sells hospitals, raises $1.25b

CERBERUS CAPITAL MANAGEMENT started recouping its investment in Steward Health Care on Monday as the Massachusetts-based hospital system announced it was raising $1.25 billion through a deal with an Alabama company. Steward sold five of its nine hospitals to Medical Properties Trust of Birmingham, Alabama, for $600 million and agreed to lease them back under(...)

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MBTA signs lucrative ad contract

MBTA signs lucrative ad contract

Could collect $136m with no out-of-pocket cost

THE MBTA’S OVERSIGHT BOARD approved a new advertising contract on Monday that is expected to generate at least $136 million over the next five years with no cash outlay required by the transit authority. The contract with Outfront Media calls for the New York City company to install about 640 video screens throughout the transit(...)

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Baker signs climate change order

Baker signs climate change order

Senator says the measure is too little too late

GOV. CHARLIE BAKER, who six years ago expressed skepticism about the science of climate change, signed an executive order on Friday setting the state on a course to develop a comprehensive plan to mitigate and adapt to the fallout from rising greenhouse gas emissions. The order requires the Baker administration to pursue reductions in greenhouse(...)

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Hospital pricing deliberations begin

Hospital pricing deliberations begin

Outcome uncertain as commission’s 22 members start talking

THE 22 MEMBERS OF THE SPECIAL COMMISSION set up to address unwarranted price variation among the state’s health care providers held their first meeting on Tuesday, with one of the cochairs jokingly saying it felt like an episode of Survivor. The commission was created earlier this year as part of a deal to head off(...)

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Offshore wind firms eye New Bedford

Offshore wind firms eye New Bedford

May rent state marine terminal for $5.7m a year

STATE OFFICIALS ON TUESDAY signed a non-binding letter of intent with three companies who all agreed to use the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal as a staging area if they succeed in building wind farms 14 miles off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard. DONG Energy, Deepwater Wind, and OffshoreMW, the three offshore wind developers that(...)

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Plan B for a pipeline

Plan B for a pipeline

Some say Baker's new approach faces legal hurdles

ONE OF THE BIG MYSTERIES on Beacon Hill is how Gov. Charlie Baker is going to accomplish one of his top remaining energy priorities – building a new natural gas pipeline into the region. His original plan was dealt a mortal blow a couple weeks ago when the Supreme Judicial Court ruled that existing state(...)

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Baker says DCR suspensions send right message

Baker says DCR suspensions send right message

Top 2 officials used state resources for private party

GOV. CHARLIE BAKER on Wednesday applauded one of his cabinet secretaries for handing out one-week suspensions without pay to the top two officials at the Department of Conservation and Recreation for using state resources to host a private party. “This is exactly the right kind of message,” Baker said at an event in Plymouth. “It’s(...)

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