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

T union raises concern about outside contractor

T union raises concern about outside contractor

Company takes 8 weeks to repair 8 motors

THE MBTA RESTORED full service to the Orange Line in March but nevertheless shipped 24 disabled Orange Line traction motors to an outside contractor for repair. The T says it expects to receive the first of the refurbished motors back on Friday after more than eight weeks of work. The contract for the motor repairs(...)

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Appeals court lets Cape Wind case proceed

Appeals court lets Cape Wind case proceed

Foes challenge Patrick's meddling in contract talks

CAPE WIND, already at death’s door in the wake of decisions by the state’s two largest utilities to terminate their power purchase contracts with the project, absorbed another blow on Monday. The US Court of Appeals ruled that a district court judge erred in dismissing a lawsuit brought by foes of Cape Wind challenging the(...)

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House threatens legal action if Senate votes taxes

House threatens legal action if Senate votes taxes

Budget debate could lead to constitutional confrontation

THE HOUSE AND SENATE may be headed for a bruising constitutional confrontation if the Senate next week approves budget amendments that raise or lower taxes. Senate President Stanley Rosenberg and House Speaker Robert DeLeo have exchanged differing views through the media on whether the Senate can include tax measures in its budget, with Rosenberg insisting(...)

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Everett T land appraised at $2.76m

Everett T land appraised at $2.76m

Valuation done in 2013; Wynn deal a year later

WYNN RESORTS PAID $6 million earlier this year for three small, vacant parcels of MBTA land in Everett that were appraised in 2013 for $2.76 million, according to documents released by the transit agency. Citing sources, CommonWealth reported on May 4 that Wynn paid nearly twice what the land was appraised for, but T officials(...)

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Partners reports $17m second-quarter loss

Partners reports $17m second-quarter loss

Blames winter for loss of $40-$50m in revenue

PARTNERS HEALTHCARE reported on Friday that the tough winter weather took a financial toll on the health care giant, with a steep drop in outpatient care contributing to a $17 million operating loss for the three-month period ending March 31. Partners, the region’s largest employer, has been sputtering financially of late. The health care provider(...)

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Senate President pushes drug bulk purchasing

Senate President pushes drug bulk purchasing

Rosenberg wants to pool buying power with other states

CONCERNED ABOUT THE RISING COST of pharmaceuticals, Senate President Stanley Rosenberg is pushing a budget proposal that would direct the state to use bulk purchasing to negotiate lower prices with drug manufacturers. The proposal builds on a House budget measure authorizing the state to purchase the drug naxalone, often marketed under the brand name Narcan,(...)

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MBTA numbers do matter

MBTA numbers do matter

Pollack is wrong; the figures are misleading

TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY STEPHANIE POLLACK this week defended the accuracy of the absenteeism numbers contained in the MBTA advisory panel‘s report, but she did so in a way that was odd for a manager in an administration that prides itself on data-driven policy analysis. The advisory panel’s report, which provided the underpinning for the Baker administration’s(...)

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Boston wages outpace rest of nation

Boston wages outpace rest of nation

Rise could make cost containment difficult

Private sector workers in the Greater Boston area saw their wages and salaries increase 3.9 percent over the last year, the highest increase among the nation’s 15 largest metropolitan area and the largest for that period since the federal government began indexing compensation costs in 2007. The high rate of wage and salary growth is(...)

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Baker opposes lifting net metering cap

Baker opposes lifting net metering cap

Sides with utilities on key solar subsidy

THE BAKER ADMINISTRATION, siding with electric utilities over solar developers and environmental groups, is recommending no expansion of a key state solar subsidy until a more cost-effective program to harness the sun’s energy can be developed. In a letter accompanying a task force report released late Friday, two Baker administration officials said they favored continued(...)

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