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

Beaton pushes hydroelectricity and gas

Beaton pushes hydroelectricity and gas

Differs with attorney general on need for pipeline

THE BAKER ADMINISTRATION made clear on Tuesday that its ideal combo platter for energy has two main dishes – hydroelectricity from Canada and a new natural gas pipeline. Matthew Beaton, the governor’s secretary of energy and environmental affairs, said both options are needed to rein in electricity costs, achieve greenhouse gas reduction targets, and maintain(...)

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Are Green Line trains getting less crowded?

Are Green Line trains getting less crowded?

T’s numbers suggest they are, but officials don’t believe it

THE MBTA’S OWN DATA indicate passenger traffic on the Green Line is declining, but agency officials say they don’t believe the numbers. Jeffrey Gonneville, the T’s chief operating officer, told the Fiscal Management and Control Board on Monday that the Green Line is the nation’s busiest light rail line, providing more than 200,000 trips each(...)

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Cost of all-night bus service put at $5.8m

Cost of all-night bus service put at $5.8m

Despite higher pricetag, T board still interested

THE MBTA ESTIMATED on Monday that a proposal for all-night bus service in metropolitan Boston was three to four times more expensive than the $1 to $1.4 million estimated by a trio of transportation advocates, but the higher price tag didn’t automatically deter members of the agency’s oversight board. It was the second time the(...)

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Wynn land case defendants found not guilty

Wynn land case defendants found not guilty

Big defeat for feds; questions raised about Gaming Commission

A FEDERAL JURY took less than a day to return not guilty verdicts for three men accused of concealing a convicted felon’s ownership stake in a 35-acre parcel of Everett land acquired by Wynn Resorts for a $2 billion hotel and casino project. Charles Lightbody, Anthony Gattineri, and Dustin DeNunzio on Friday were each found(...)

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Brockton casino rejected on 4-1 vote

Brockton casino rejected on 4-1 vote

Cautious commission cedes southeast to Mashpee Wampanoag

THE MASSACHUSETTS GAMING COMMISSION on Thursday adopted a cautious approach on gambling in southeastern Massachusetts, voting 4-1 to reject a casino license application for the struggling Gateway City of Brockton and ceding the market to the proposed Mashpee Wampanoag tribal casino in Taunton. The decision was driven by three concerns. The commissioners feared the financial(...)

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Hunting the source of leaks

Hunting the source of leaks

As SJC is finding, it’s a very slow process

Ralph Gants, the chief justice of the Supreme Judicial Court, asked the attorney general’s office, the State Ethics Commission, and the US Justice Department on Nov. 9 to investigate whether someone from their agencies improperly leaked to the Boston Globe an impounded transcript of an interview with House Speaker Robert DeLeo. Nearly six months later,(...)

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Attorney says he briefed Wynn lawyer on Lightbody

Attorney says he briefed Wynn lawyer on Lightbody

But Feldman couldn’t recall if he used Lightbody’s name

THE THREE DEFENDANTS in the Wynn Resorts land fraud trial rested their case on Wednesday after calling just one witness and playing an audio tape of the grand jury testimony of a prominent Boston real estate attorney who represented them in a number of transactions. Federal prosecutors allege Dustin DeNunzio of Cambridge, Anthony Gattineri of(...)

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Commission crunches casino numbers

Commission crunches casino numbers

Consultant: Tax take falls with 2 casinos in SE Mass

A CONSULTING FIRM working for the Massachusetts Gaming Commission estimated on Tuesday that the state would net less tax revenue overall if the commission approves a commercial casino in Brockton in addition to the tribal casino in Taunton being pursued by the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe. With just the Taunton casino operating in southeastern Massachusetts, HLT(...)

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Charlie (bleeping) Lightbody

Charlie (bleeping) Lightbody

Wynn land case revolves around foul-mouthed wise guy

FEDERAL PROSECUTORS are alleging in US District Court in Boston that some of the owners of a piece of land in Everett defrauded Wynn Resorts by concealing the involvement of a convicted felon from Revere named Charles Lightbody. A good chunk of the case hinges on expletive-laden statements made by Lightbody on a series of(...)

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What did Wynn Resorts know and when did it know it?

What did Wynn Resorts know and when did it know it?

Witnesses in fraud case contradict each other

THE QUESTION OF WHEN WYNN RESORTS learned of convicted felon Charles Lightbody’s involvement in the casino company’s Everett land deal became harder to answer on Wednesday when witnesses in a federal wire fraud case began to contradict each other. Wynn officials have testified they had no knowledge of Lightbody until July 2013, when investigators from(...)

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