Jack Sullivan

Senior Investigative Reporter, CommonWealth

About Jack Sullivan

Jack Sullivan, a veteran of the Boston newspaper scene for more than two decades, was most recently editorial page editor of The Patriot Ledger in Quincy, a part of the GateHouse Media chain. Prior to that he was news editor at another GateHouse paper, The Enterprise of Brockton, and also was city edition editor at the Ledger. Jack was an investigative and enterprise reporter and executive city editor at the Boston Herald and a reporter at The Boston Globe.

He has reported stories such as the federal investigation into the Teamsters, the workings of the Yawkey Trust and sale of the Red Sox, organized crime, the church sex abuse scandal and the September 11 terrorist attacks. He has covered the State House, state and local politics, K-16 education, courts, crime, and general assignment.

Jack received the 2003 New England Press Association award for investigative reporting for a series on unused properties owned by the Catholic Archdiocese of Boston, and shared the association's 2002 award for business for his reporting on the sale of the Boston Red Sox. He also won second place in 2007 for editorial writing from the Inland Press Association, the nation's oldest national journalism association of nearly 900 newspapers as members.

He is also an adjunct professor at Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, where he teaches journalism writing.

A Boston native, Jack has lived in Massachusetts all his life. He was a major in English and history with a minor in political science at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. A father and grandfather, he lives in Plymouth with his wife, Susan.

About Jack Sullivan

Jack Sullivan, a veteran of the Boston newspaper scene for more than two decades, was most recently editorial page editor of The Patriot Ledger in Quincy, a part of the GateHouse Media chain. Prior to that he was news editor at another GateHouse paper, The Enterprise of Brockton, and also was city edition editor at the Ledger. Jack was an investigative and enterprise reporter and executive city editor at the Boston Herald and a reporter at The Boston Globe.

He has reported stories such as the federal investigation into the Teamsters, the workings of the Yawkey Trust and sale of the Red Sox, organized crime, the church sex abuse scandal and the September 11 terrorist attacks. He has covered the State House, state and local politics, K-16 education, courts, crime, and general assignment.

Jack received the 2003 New England Press Association award for investigative reporting for a series on unused properties owned by the Catholic Archdiocese of Boston, and shared the association's 2002 award for business for his reporting on the sale of the Boston Red Sox. He also won second place in 2007 for editorial writing from the Inland Press Association, the nation's oldest national journalism association of nearly 900 newspapers as members.

He is also an adjunct professor at Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, where he teaches journalism writing.

A Boston native, Jack has lived in Massachusetts all his life. He was a major in English and history with a minor in political science at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. A father and grandfather, he lives in Plymouth with his wife, Susan.

Stories by Jack Sullivan

DeLeo: My thinking has evolved

DeLeo: My thinking has evolved

Speaker seeks to remove term limit

SAYING HIS THINKING has “evolved,” House Speaker Robert DeLeo  said on Thursday that he wants to do away with a rule he instituted six years ago that would require him to step down as the House’s leader at the end of this term. “Quite frankly, I look at it as important for the institution,” he(...)

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Judge rejects Partners deal

Judge rejects Partners deal

Health care giant mum on next move

A SUPERIOR COURT judge emphatically rejected the deal that would have allowed Partners HealthCare to acquire three local hospitals, saying a decision to allow the takeovers would have an enormous impact on the market and ratchet up consumer costs. The decision by Judge Janet Sanders now means that Attorney General Maura Healey, who filed a brief(...)

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Healey opposes Partners deal

Healey opposes Partners deal

AG parts with ex-boss Coakley on mergers

ATTORNEY GENERAL MAURA HEALEY told a Superior Court judge on Monday that she has serious concerns with her predecessor’s deal to let Partners Healthcare take over three smaller hospitals and will file an antitrust suit to stop the mergers if the judge rejects the agreement. Healey filed her brief in Suffolk Superior Court, telling Judge(...)

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No good deed goes unpunished

No good deed goes unpunished

Generous teacher may have run afoul of state ethics laws on “Ellen DeGeneres Show”

Good deeds, they say, are their own rewards and a Dorchester charter school teacher may soon have to settle for that. Nicole Bollerman, a third-grade teacher at UP Academy Dorchester, has received well-deserved praise from around the country since the Boston Globe put the spotlight on her just before Christmas for winning a $150,000 prize(...)

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AG fines South Shore Hospital group $1.8m

AG fines South Shore Hospital group $1.8m

Physician organization paid illegal kickbacks for referrals to hospital, affiliates

A South Shore Hospital physicians group agreed to pay $1.8 million in state and federal fines to settle charges that it inflated patient bills and paid kickbacks to doctors in exchange for referrals to hospital affiliates over a 10-year period. The agreement, jointly announced by outgoing Attorney General Martha Coakley and US Attorney Carmen Ortiz, said the South Shore(...)

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The Boston.com chameleon

“I think Boston.com is going to have a little more edge to it,” Boston Globe CEO Mike Sheehan told CommonWealth magazine last summer in laying out his vision for the bifurcated web presence. “It’ll be quicker, breezier.” File that prediction in the “Be careful what you wish for” folder. The “quicker, breezier” website appears to be(...)

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Steward rules

Steward rules

State regulators unable to stop for-profit health company from acting on its own

STEWARD HEALTH CARE is changing the rules of hospital oversight in Massachusetts and there is little state regulators are doing about it. In November, Steward announced it was closing the beleaguered Quincy Medical Center at the end of last year. The announcement seemed to fly in the face of both the contractual commitment Steward made(...)

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Taking it to the streets

Commuters driving into Boston came to an abrupt and unwelcome stop Thursday morning as protesters cemented into barrels blocked traffic on I-93 south in Medford and north at East Milton. Other than angering a slew of people not already insensitive to their point, it’s hard to figure out just what their point was. The protest(...)

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