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

$41,000 goes uncollected at T parking garage

$41,000 goes uncollected at T parking garage

Vendor reimburses agency; officials blame computer setting

THE MBTA SAID an incorrect computer setting at its Haymarket parking garage resulted in nearly $41,000 in credit card transactions going uncollected over 14 days in late May and early June. T officials say their parking lot operator, Republic Parking System of Chattanooga, Tennessee, ate the $40,900 loss and reimbursed the transit authority for the(...)

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Crosby: Thoroughbred racing can be saved

Crosby: Thoroughbred racing can be saved

Asks lawmakers for control of horse racing funds

THE STATE’S ON-THE-ROPES thoroughbred racing industry can be resurrected, the chairman of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission said in a letter to the Legislature on Wednesday. Stephen Crosby, the chairman of the commission, acknowledged in his letter that the thoroughbred industry is on the verge of losing its one operating track, which plans to hold only(...)

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Shortsleeve move to T board opposed

Shortsleeve move to T board opposed

Also: Ferry savings, new Silver Line route

THE MASSACHUSETTS SENIOR ACTION COUNCIL and other advocacy groups on Monday came out against the appointment of Brian Shortsleeve to the MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board starting July 1. The opposition, which surfaced during the public comment period at the control board’s weekly meeting, is unlikely to have any impact. Gov. Charlie Baker has(...)

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T to accept donations, workers from businesses

T to accept donations, workers from businesses

Money would be used to recruit, retain employees

THE MBTA’S FISCAL AND MANAGEMENT Control Board indicated on Monday that it plans to accept money and loaned workers from Massachusetts businesses to aid in the recruitment and retention of employees and the management of the authority. The board green-lighted a T staff recommendation to appoint a coordinating group to develop policies and guidelines for use(...)

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Baker replaces another authority chief

Baker replaces another authority chief

Commonwealth Corp post filled quickly; 4 board members abstained

GOV. CHARLIE BAKER has engineered the appointment of a new president at Commonwealth Corporation, a quasi-public authority engaged in workforce training efforts. J.D. LaRock, a Northeastern University executive, was voted in as president of the authority last month, with his appointment effective July 1. He is replacing Nancy Snyder, whose contract is up at the(...)

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Seven suburbs blast Eversource solar proposal

Seven suburbs blast Eversource solar proposal

Communities say rate change could cost them $1.6m annually

SEVEN WESTERN SUBURBS of Boston are crying foul about an Eversource proposal that would cut the amount of money they receive for selling solar energy to the power grid, resulting in a $1.6 million loss of revenue annually. The proposal, contained in a massive $96 million rate request filed by Eversource in January, would cut(...)

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In shift, Eversource backs W. Mass. rate relief

In shift, Eversource backs W. Mass. rate relief

Utility calls last-minute changes in $96m proposal response to public feedback

EVERSOURCE IS PROPOSING significant changes to a $96 million rate hike request that would have the effect of lowering bills for customers in western Massachusetts and raising them for customers in eastern Massachusetts. The utility hasn’t detailed the changes yet, but the company has told state regulators it wants to alter the way it would(...)

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Baker shuffles top T management

Baker shuffles top T management

Poftak will run agency until new GM hired

THE BAKER ADMINISTRATION announced a reshuffling of the MBTA’s top management on Thursday to accommodate the return of the agency’s top manager to the private sector. Gov. Charlie Baker announced that Steve Poftak, the vice chair of the T’s Fiscal and Management Control Board, will leave his volunteer post on the board and assume the(...)

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Gaming Commission: Hands off horse fund

Gaming Commission: Hands off horse fund

Members seem eager to revive thoroughbred racing

STILL HOPEFUL THEY CAN REVIVE thoroughbred racing in the state, the members of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Thursday said they intend to lobby lawmakers to leave intact a fund designed to prop up the industry. A number of proposals have surfaced on Beacon Hill in recent weeks to tap the Horse Race Development Fund,(...)

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