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

July tax revenues offer some hope

Narrow FY20 deficit, provide FY21 stability

T eliminating plastic-paper/cash price differential

Bus ridership forecast to hit 50% of pre-COVID levels in Sept.

Blue Cross issuing $101m in premium refunds

Cites lower costs from reduced elective procedures

New COVID-19 cases bump up again

438 new cases as 7-day positive test rate rises

Where is the uptick in COVID cases coming from?

It’s tempting to blame people in their 20s, but Baker says no

3 nursing homes cut from Medicaid rolls

Designation could lead to closing of facilities

Opponents debate merits of Maine hydro project

Ballot question set in motion by Mass. power contract

Key COVID barometer takes jump

Daily positive test rate hits 2.65%; 7-day average 2.2%

Baker cites cluster ‘lapses in judgment’

Calls parties recipe for disaster; Wally enlisted

Baker blames careless individuals for COVID runup

Visits Pfizer in Andover, where vaccine is in development

House climate change bill calls for roadmap

Measure differs from more prescriptive Senate approach

Mass. in middle of Maine power fight

Maine lawmakers tell Hydro-Quebec to stop meddling in ballot campaign

Why peak electricity usage matters

Long road ahead to decarbonize electric power grid

As local news withers, we’re losing sense of identity

Two former newspapermen lament the loss of local papers

Kennedy says Markey vote shows need for change

Congressman goes after incumbent senator’s 2013 vote

Baker called Holyoke Soldiers’ Home families

Says relatives felt Pearlstein report was accurate

Baker launches tougher ‘honor’ system for travelers

Orders quarantines; road traffic returning to year-ago levels

T control board to remain largely intact

Aiello: Priority is planning for uncertain future

Healey reluctantly rejects Brookline bylaw

Measure banned most oil, gas pipes in new buildings

Bernhardt eager for offshore wind ‘that works’

Interior secretary meets with Baker, fishing interests

Legislature’s regular timetable may not be viable this year

With July 31 end date near, could special session be in order?

Baker targets 8 communities with COVID-19 testing

Data suggest problems not as severe as governor says

Baker has mastered art of biting his tongue

Disagrees agreeably with Trump, Maine governor

Mass. becomes dirty word in Maine referendum fight

Bay State hydro deal irks those opposed to power line

Contact tracing effort scaled way back

But Mukherjee predicts Mass. will face ‘second wave’

Nursing homes start own Phase 1

Surveillance testing beginning at facilities

Baker defends recommendation on next Holyoke supt

Rebuffs congressional delegation members on Chelsea probe

Senate pushed to pass transpo revenue package

House lawmakers, advocates pressure senators to act

State’s COVID-19 response continues scaling back

Contact tracing layoffs, voluntary quarantine lifted for 7 states