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

National Grid electricity prices to drop

National Grid electricity prices to drop

But savings less than last year and less than in New Hampshire

National Grid’s 1 million basic service electricity customers will see their monthly bills drop in May, but rates aren’t returning to the level they were last summer and they will be significantly higher than what customers in New Hampshire are paying.   The utility buys electricity on behalf of its basic service customers every six months. Over the winter,(...)

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Steward reports $52m loss for 2013

Steward reports $52m loss for 2013

Releases financials after deleting several pages

STEWARD HEALTH CARE reported a net loss of nearly $52 million in fiscal 2013, according to financial statements the for-profit health care company released after more than a year of stonewalling. The dispute over the documents – which had prompted a $5,000 fine from the state – ended when regulators agreed that Steward could redact(...)

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Keolis accused MBTA of meddling in hiring

Keolis accused MBTA of meddling in hiring

Letter: T actions caused loss of repair chief

THE TOP OFFICIAL at the state’s commuter rail operator raised concerns in a December letter to the MBTA that agency officials were undermining efforts to hire an experienced executive to oversee train repair and maintenance. Thomas Mulligan, who at the time was the chief executive at Keolis Commuter Services, wrote a letter on December 24(...)

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Budget briefing

Budget briefing

Galvin says presidential primary in doubt

SECRETARY OF STATE William Galvin ripped the Baker administration for proposing cuts in his budget that would make it impossible for him to run a presidential primary in March next year. Speaking at a legislative hearing at the State House on the budget, Galvin said the Baker administration did not consult with him before using(...)

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House paid Boston law firm $262,000

House paid Boston law firm $262,000

Money went for ethics investigations

THE MASSACHUSETTS HOUSE paid $262,000 to a Boston law firm in 2013 and 2014 for work on ethics investigations. House officials are declining further comment on how the money was spent, but the timing of the payments suggests most of the money went for an investigation of former Rep. John Fresolo of Worcester. The House(...)

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Baker misses budget opportunity

Baker misses budget opportunity

Fails to explain philosophy, spending cuts

GOV. CHARLIE BAKER missed an opportunity on Wednesday to play the role of an educator and explain how and why he is trying to rein in state spending. His press release and his press conference were full of information about proposed minor spending increases in local aid, transportation, and higher education, yet there was almost(...)

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Baker pushes family homelessness program

Baker pushes family homelessness program

Plans to steer money for motels to prevention

GOV. CHARLIE BAKER says he plans to make a big dent in the number of homeless Massachusetts families by taking $20 million now being used for shelter and hotel-motel stays and redirecting the funds to services that will keep families in their own homes or steer them to housing in their own communities. Baker is(...)

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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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