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

Eversource seeks big distribution rate hike

Eversource seeks big distribution rate hike

Typical monthly bill would rise $8.45 in eastern MA

EVERSOURCE ON TUESDAY SOUGHT regulatory approval for a hefty increase in its distribution rates, a move that has the potential to sharply increase monthly utility bills in its service areas in eastern and western Massachusetts. Utility bills have four major components: customer service, distribution, transmission, and power supply charges. This rate filing only applies to(...)

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T starts laying off workers

T starts laying off workers

Reductions part of effort to close $80m deficit

THE MBTA IS LAYING OFF workers to help close an $80 million operating deficit. T officials said the layoffs are part of a larger effort to streamline operations by eliminating 300 corporate and administrative positions. The MBTA’s annual report, released on Dec. 15, said 174 positions had been eliminated through voluntary buyouts and retirements, generating(...)

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Mass. health care costs moderating

Mass. health care costs moderating

But commission says not everyone benefits equally

THE MASSACHUSETTS HEALTH POLICY COMMISSION reported on Wednesday that health care is becoming more affordable, but not for everyone. As recently as 2009, Massachusetts spent more per person on health care than any other state in the nation. But in recent years the growth in health care spending has moderated, rising 2.4 percent in 2013,(...)

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Is there room for nostalgia at the T?

Is there room for nostalgia at the T?

Emotions run high over rolling museum pieces on Mattapan Line

PHOTOGRAPHS BY MICHAEL MANNING THE MBTA RECENTLY DECIDED to replace all the cars on the Red Line rather than just a portion of them. The agency’s chief operating officer, Jeffrey Gonneville, made the case that a Red Line with a uniform style of car would lead to much better service and lower maintenance costs. He(...)

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Steward’s asset-light philosophy

Steward’s asset-light philosophy

State's 5th-largest employer takes unusual step of selling off hospital facilities

NO ONE IS QUITE SURE what to make of Steward Health Care’s latest move.  A for-profit health care company operating in a sea of nonprofits, Steward has always been something of an aberration in Massachusetts. But now the state’s fifth-largest employer is moving far outside the mainstream. After six years trying to turn around a(...)

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Renewables not cheap

Renewables not cheap

Wind, solar far higher cost than ‘polluting energy’ sources

IN DECEMBER, A company called CleanChoice Energy mailed out a sales pitch to electricity customers in eastern Massachusetts. The letter acknowledged that 100 percent renewable energy from solar and wind would cost “a little more” than “polluting energy,” but said the added expense was worth it. “That’s because the energy you are choosing is better(...)

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T subsidy confusion

T subsidy confusion

Passenger subsidies rise -- but maybe not

THE MBTA’S OPERATING subsidy per passenger seemed to increase last year compared to the year before, but officials say the primary difference was in how the figures were calculated. In 2015, the T said the subsidy per passenger on the Red, Orange, and Blue lines was 61 cents. That compared to $1.39 per passenger on(...)

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No rush in replacing T’s general manager

No rush in replacing T’s general manager

Board chair declines comment on agency’s plans

THE HEAD OF THE MBTA’S oversight board declined to say on Monday whether the transit authority is looking to hire a new general manager. Joseph Aiello, the chairman of the T’s Fiscal Management and Control Board, dodged questions after the board’s weekly meeting on whether the agency is in the process of hiring or planning(...)

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T privatizes warehouse operations

T privatizes warehouse operations

Under Mancon, service to improve; firm’s workers paid 42% less

THE MBTA’S OVERSIGHT BOARD on Monday approved a $7.1 million contract with a Virginia-based company to privatize the warehouse and logistics operations of the transit authority. Officials said the contract with Mancon is expected to cut T operating costs between $1 million and $5 million a year while reducing parts delivery times from 68 hours(...)

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