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 notes: Board ends alcohol ad ban

T notes: Board ends alcohol ad ban

Shortsleeve breaks deadlock, measure passes 3-2

THE MBTA’s OVERSIGHT BOARD voted 3-2 on Monday to approve a 3.5-month test of alcohol advertising inside subway stations, on billboards, and at bus shelters. The T’s Fiscal and Management Control Board failed to approve a new alcohol advertising policy at its meeting last week, deadlocking on a 2-2 vote. The tie was broken on(...)

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MBTA adopts new tone with Keolis

MBTA adopts new tone with Keolis

Control board chief: Commuter rail not sustainable

DAN GRABAUSKAS, AN INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR brought in a couple months ago to serve as the MBTA’s executive director of commuter rail for a year, gave his first briefing to the Fiscal and Management Control Board on Monday. Grabauskas said his report, as well as others to come down the road, would strike a different tone(...)

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MBTA signs two big contracts

MBTA signs two big contracts

GM says deals ‘changing the narrative of the T’

MBTA OFFICIALS TOOK SOMETHING of a victory lap on Monday as they approved two major contracts with the potential to reshape the transit authority for years to come. The board voted unanimously to approve a $1.08 billion contract for a consortium of four companies to build a Green Line extension into Somerville and Medford and(...)

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Some top Steward execs relocating

Some top Steward execs relocating

Relocating base of operations to Dallas

A NUMBER OF TOP OFFICIALS at Steward Health Care, including Chairman and CEO Ralph de la Torre, are relocating their base of operations from Boston to Dallas in the wake of the company’s significant expansion to other states, sources say. A spokesman for Steward declined comment. Sources said the company’s rapid expansion into other states(...)

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T notes: Questions raised on shuttle buses

T notes: Questions raised on shuttle buses

Is the Green Line Ext. being extended?

OFFICIALS WITH THE Federal Transit Authority have raised questions about the handicap accessibility of Yankee buses being used to shuttle Red Line passengers between stations on weekends when work is being done on the Longfellow Bridge. The questions came up at a regular meeting between MBTA and federal officials and came in the wake of(...)

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Baker unveils new opioid legislation

Baker unveils new opioid legislation

Focuses on need for standards in addiction treatment

GOV. CHARLIE BAKER on Monday unveiled his second legislative proposal to deal with the opioid epidemic, focusing primarily on expanding access to treatment, demanding more vigilance on opioid prescriptions, and providing education on addiction in schools. Since hospital emergency rooms are witnessing a sharp rise in opioid-related visits (33,444 in 2015), the governor’s bill attempts(...)

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T notes: Mass. may hire firm to pursue toll evaders

T notes: Mass. may hire firm to pursue toll evaders

Boston planning a dedicated bus lane

STATE TRANSPORTATION OFFICIALS are considering hiring a debt collection firm to go after unpaid tolls and fines incurred by residents of Connecticut and a handful of other states. Stephen Collins, the state Transportation Department’s director of tolling, disclosed on Monday that Massachusetts was preparing to solicit bids from debt collectors during a presentation to the(...)

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State spending $800,000/year shoring up Pike

State spending $800,000/year shoring up Pike

Pollack: Roadway is structurally deficient but safe

STATE TRANSPORTATION OFFICIALS said on Monday they are spending $800,000 a year to shore up a structurally deficient elevated portion of the Massachusetts Turnpike in Boston used by 145,000 motorists every day. The officials are eager to speed up the process of replacing the roadway before vehicle weight restrictions are necessary, but said they first(...)

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T oversight board at impasse on alcohol policy

T oversight board at impasse on alcohol policy

Vote is first deadlock since body was formed more than 2 years ago

THE MBTA’s FISCAL AND MANAGEMENT CONTROL BOARD reached its first-ever impasse on Monday, deadlocking 2-2 on whether to resume accepting alcohol advertising on a limited basis at the transit authority. The T did away with alcohol advertising in 2012, but agency officials, struggling to raise additional revenue, sought to bring the ads back in a(...)

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Natl. Grid finds novel way to lobby clean energy procurement

Natl. Grid finds novel way to lobby clean energy procurement

Enlists help of New Hampshire lawmakers in letter to DeLeo

NATIONAL GRID, which has been raising concerns about the Massachusetts procurement process for clean energy, found a novel way to make its case: enlist the help of the New Hampshire House of Representatives. Forty-four of the 400 members of the New Hampshire House recently sent a letter to House Speaker Robert DeLeo and other political(...)

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