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 revenues growing from ads, real estate, parking

T revenues growing from ads, real estate, parking

Agency on track to reach $100m target by 2020

MBTA OFFICIALS SAY they are on track to reach their goal of $100 million in recurring, own-source revenue by 2020. The officials said they expect to bring in $77 million this fiscal year from advertising ($27.8 million), parking ($24.6 million), real estate ($17.2 million), and a handful of other revenue-generating initiatives ($6.9 million). The MBTA’s(...)

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Gaming Commission launches “regulatory review” of Wynn

Gaming Commission launches “regulatory review” of Wynn

Follows Wall Street Journal report on alleged sexual misconduct

THE MASSACHUSETTS GAMING COMMISSION said on Friday that its investigations and enforcement bureau will launch a “regulatory review” of allegations of sexual misconduct against Steve Wynn, whose company Wynn Enterprises is building a $2.4 billion casino and hotel complex in Everett. The allegations surfaced on Friday in a story in the Wall Street Journal, which(...)

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Baker goes with Eversource’s Northern Pass

Baker goes with Eversource’s Northern Pass

Decision stirs lots of grumbling from environmental groups

THE BAKER ADMINISTRATION moved forward with the largest clean energy procurement in the state’s history on Thursday by selecting the highly controversial Northern Pass project to deliver hydroelectricity from Quebec along a hotly contested transmission line through New Hampshire. Northern Pass, a partnership of Hydro-Quebec and Eversource Energy, will now move on to negotiate a(...)

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China says your recyclables don’t measure up

China says your recyclables don’t measure up

With processors running out of space, some items shipped to landfills

IT’S NOT APPARENT AT THE CURB yet, but recycling programs across Massachusetts are taking a big hit right now because of a new Chinese policy limiting the amount of contaminants the country will accept in shipments of waste paper and some other scrap materials. The new level, set at a half of a percent for(...)

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Harvard increases support for West Station

Harvard increases support for West Station

Offers $8m for interim approach, $50m for complete facility

HARVARD UNIVERSITY put some additional financial muscle behind efforts to begin construction of a new transit station in the Allston-Brighton area earlier, offering the state $50 million toward a full multi-modal facility and as much as $8 million for a commuter rail stop on the Worcester Line that would serve as an interim solution. State(...)

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Van Welie takes energy analysis to Capitol Hill

Van Welie takes energy analysis to Capitol Hill

Says Russian connection for LNG didn’t make much sense

THE OPERATOR OF NEW ENGLAND’S power grid went to Washington on Tuesday to explain why the region is likely to face challenges at times over the next decade keeping the lights on. Gordon Van Welie, president and CEO of ISO New England, told the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources that the region will(...)

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T notes: Privatization at bus garages off the table?

T notes: Privatization at bus garages off the table?

Still no contract details, but comments suggest union retained work

NO ONE IS RELEASING any details about the MBTA’s proposed multi-year contract with the union representing bus machinists, but it would appear the deal doesn’t include the privatization of any garages. The union has said all along that job security was its only focus, and top transportation officials on Monday praised T management for coming(...)

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T, machinists reach tentative agreement

T, machinists reach tentative agreement

Terms not disclosed; union opposed privatization of 3 garages

THE MBTA AND ITS MACHINISTS UNION said on Friday morning that they had negotiated the terms of a new multi-year collective bargaining agreement that presumably would forestall the transit agency’s plans to privatize bus repair garages. In a joint statement, the T and the International Association of Machinists Local 264 said they agreed not to(...)

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Energy study draws divergent reactions

Energy study draws divergent reactions

Baker still backs ‘additional natural gas capacity’

THE TWO SIDES fighting over whether the region needs additional natural gas pipeline capacity both took comfort on Thursday from a fuel security study by the operator of the region’s power grid. The Baker administration, meanwhile, issued a statement that appeared to fall somewhere in the middle while supporting “additional natural gas capacity.” The study(...)

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ISO study warns of precarious energy future

ISO study warns of precarious energy future

Most scenarios envision emergency actions, including rolling blackouts

A NEW STUDY by the operator of the region’s power grid warns that without additional natural gas pipeline capacity New England will face a precarious energy future, where emergency actions such as rolling blackouts are likely to become a reality on several days a year. The fuel security study by ISO-New England examined 23 different(...)

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