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

Mass. emission strategies all up in air

Referendum on power line challenged in court

Baker comments suggest little reopening next week

Phase one to involve mostly essential businesses, he says

A failure to communicate in North Adams

Mayor, large employer in standoff over reopening

T notes: 19 MassDOT workers get pay equity hikes

Big chunk of Blue Line shutting down for 2 weeks

Pollack floats idea of slowing commuter rail makeover

Notes ridership has evaporated and may be slow to rebound

Driving, transit ridership show a slight uptick

T officials struggle with how to provide social distancing

Poftak wary of taking hard policy stances at T

Adopts pragmatic approach on face coverings, bus capacity, oversight

COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes top 3,000

Other indicators head in positive direction

Surprising racial twist in COVID-19 data

Equity gaps in virus cases not found in deaths

We’re getting there on COVID-19

Most key indicators are trending downward

Virus notes: Baker appeals for contact tracing support

Governor: All state prisoners will be tested for COVID-19

The state’s two-front war on COVID-19

Deaths keep rising, but most occur in long-term care facilities

Sewing machine firm expands into PPE

Merrow says it’s in business for long haul

Super PAC tied to Baker raises $177,500

Spends $6,398 promoting candidate for mayor of Gardner

MBTA treading in uncertain waters

Prepares to raise service levels despite lack of riders

COVID-19 benchmarks continue in good direction

Hundreds of protesters shout ‘Open Business, Close Baker’

Empty roads lead to higher rate of traffic fatalities

State official: Drivers appear to be traveling much faster

Signs of COVID-19 slowdown in Mass.

Two key indicators drop; trend promising

Virus notes: Mass. takes step off COVID-19 plateau

Cape Cod, islands issue guidance to seasonal residents, visitors

Baker issues new order on face coverings

Allows some discretion, but requires use on transit, at businesses

Virus notes: Nursing home deaths pass 2,000

So far, only 2 contacts per infected person

Baker gets personal

Plugs movie, delights in daughter reading books

Life on the coronavirus plateau

Cases, deaths keep rising; spread continues among municipalities

Developing a playbook for reopening

Other states are taking a similar approach

Are face mask fines the way to go?

Somerville mayor no fan of incrementalism

Poftak: Federal funds may not be enough

Coming fiscal year looms as big unknown for T

T approves $212m hike in fare collection contract

Total cost of proposed cashless system rises to $935m

Baker holds out hope on reopening

With no crystal ball, he’s waiting for data