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

Moulton coming under fire for Pelosi stance

Moulton coming under fire for Pelosi stance

Can you mount a rebellion without a leader?

US Rep. Seth Moulton is taking heat locally and in Washington for his opposition to Nancy Pelosi as the next House speaker, but his biggest problem seems to be the lack of a candidate to run against her. Sixteen House Democrats, including Moulton and Rep. Stephen Lynch from Massachusetts, signed a letter on Monday saying(...)

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Pols putting pressure on National Grid

Pols putting pressure on National Grid

Push bill thrusting state into middle of labor dispute

Momentum seems to be building on Beacon Hill, particularly in the generally more conservative House, to hold a hearing on precedent-setting legislation that would thrust the state into the middle of a private labor dispute. The legislation, filed by Rep. James O’Day of West Boylston, targets National Grid, which locked out 1,250 steelworkers in June(...)

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TransitMatters co-founder leaving for Keolis

TransitMatters co-founder leaving for Keolis

As Ebuña leaves, group looking for a COO

MARC EBUÑA, the co-founder and president of TransitMatters, is leaving the transportation advocacy group to take what he described as an entry level job at Keolis Commuter Services, which operates commuter rail for the MBTA. Ebuña, who disclosed his departure while asking a question at a forum on commuter rail Wednesday night, said he starts(...)

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Another data-point on the rise of ride-hailing apps

Another data-point on the rise of ride-hailing apps

Uber, Lyft providing 91,000 rides a day in Seattle

Most transportation analysts are convinced Uber and Lyft are transforming the way people get around in the United States, but there’s been relatively little hard data. New York City for years has required the ride-hailing apps to disclose how many drivers are working for them and how many trips they provide. Massachusetts earlier this year(...)

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Going behind the vote totals in legislative races

Going behind the vote totals in legislative races

Look who did and did not contribute to Nguyen

A correction has been made to this story. THE OVERALL OUTCOME of Tuesday’s legislative races wasn’t all that dramatic – Democrats, who already dominate on Beacon Hill, picked up three more seats – but there were some interesting trends and tidbits for political junkies. The cost of a campaign for a legislative seat typically runs(...)

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Steve Wynn sues Gaming Commission to block report

Steve Wynn sues Gaming Commission to block report

Says Wynn Resorts gave privileged materials to agency

STEVE WYNN is suing his former company, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, and the commission’s chief investigator, seeking to block the upcoming release of a report on his sexual misconduct that allegedly relies on improperly obtained privileged information. The lawsuit, filed on Wednesday in Las Vegas and publicly disclosed at a Gaming Commission hearing Thursday, claims(...)

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Dems pick up three seats on Beacon Hill

Dems pick up three seats on Beacon Hill

Nguyen defeats Rep. Lyons, Rausch upsets Sen. Ross

This story was updated at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday and the numbers stating the makeup of the House were corrected. REPUBLICAN GOV. CHARLIE BAKER won a landslide reelection victory on Tuesday, but he had few coattails on Beacon Hill as his party ended up losing a couple seats in the Legislature. Rep. James Lyons Jr., a(...)

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Cautionary offshore wind tale out of Va.

Cautionary offshore wind tale out of Va.

State may be getting hoodwinked by Dominion Energy

MASSACHUSETTS EARNED PLAUDITS earlier this year for its handling of an offshore wind procurement, but not every state’s pursuit of renewable energy is getting rave reviews. Reports out of Virginia suggest the state may be getting hoodwinked by one of its leading utilities. The cautionary Virginia tale began innocently enough earlier this year. Angry about(...)

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T notes: Bus lane cutting commute in Arlington

T notes: Bus lane cutting commute in Arlington

Manager put in charge of Green Line transformation

EXPERIMENTS WITH DEDICATED bus lanes on congested roadways appear to be yielding similar results – shorter travel times for buses carrying commuters to work. Jeffrey Gonneville, the deputy general manager of the MBTA, told the agency’s oversight board on Monday that buses traveling on a dedicated bus and bicycle lane on a fairly short stretch(...)

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