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: TransitMatters raises concerns on Newton proposal

T notes: TransitMatters raises concerns on Newton proposal

Study on Mattapan Line options due in 30-60 days

A TRANSIT ADVOCATE WARNED on Monday that the MBTA’s planned rebuild of three commuter rail stations in Newton would hinder the system’s ability to provide regional rail service in the future. At a meeting of the Fiscal and Management Control Board on Monday, T officials said they planned to build new, handicap-accessible stations on the(...)

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Gaming Commission: Steve Wynn, Wynn Resorts divorced

Gaming Commission: Steve Wynn, Wynn Resorts divorced

Steve Wynn no ‘ordinary citizen,’ but relationship terminated

WYNN RESORTS CLEARED an initial hurdle on Monday in seeking to hang on to its casino license in Massachusetts, securing confirmation from the state Gaming Commission that Steve Wynn no longer plays any role in running the company named after him. The decision was expected, since Steve Wynn, after allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced against(...)

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T planning $3.5b Green Line train of future

T planning $3.5b Green Line train of future

New trains would be more standardized, longer, and carry more people

THE MBTA IS STARTING to develop a Green Line train of the future that will be much longer and carry far more passengers than existing train sets. T officials told the Fiscal and Management Control Board on Monday that the new trains would start arriving in 2028 and the cost of the entire project will(...)

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Baker, Healey split on electricity sellers

Baker, Healey split on electricity sellers

Gov backs more regulation, AG favors getting rid of firms

GOV. CHARLIE BAKER parted ways with Attorney General Maura Healey on Friday on the issue of how to rein in abuses by some 50 companies that sell electricity to residential customers, often through door-to-door solicitations. Healey said at the end of March that the industry as a whole has been so deceptive in its sales(...)

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Rivera’s folly comes to an end

Rivera’s folly comes to an end

The Lawrence school department moves back into their original building after $3.5 million in repairs

Lawrence on Thursday unloaded an empty downtown building and a lot next door, bringing an end to a real estate power play by Mayor Daniel Rivera that ended up backfiring. Rivera engineered the purchase of the building at 370 Essex St. in 2015 as the future home for the city’s school department. At the time,(...)

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Moody’s outlook for UMass improves

Moody’s outlook for UMass improves

Calls acquisition of Mount Ida College ‘mildly credit positive’

A BOND RATING AGENCY issued a fairly rosy report Thursday on the five-campus University of Massachusetts system. Moody’s Investors Service kept its UMass bond rating at Aa2, its third-highest level, but changed the outlook from negative to stable, suggesting the rating will remain stable for the next year to two years. The company said the(...)

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More shots fired in pipeline wars

More shots fired in pipeline wars

Opponents: New report debunks grid operator’s rolling blackout claims

A group of natural gas pipeline opponents released a report on Thursday suggesting the operator of New England’s power grid used “unreasonable assumptions” when it concluded that rolling brownouts were possible in 2024 without additional gas supplies. The new report, prepared by Synapse Energy Economics for the Conservation Law Foundation and a handful of other(...)

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Report: Rosenberg failed to protect Senate from his spouse

Report: Rosenberg failed to protect Senate from his spouse

Committee finds no rules violations, recommends barring former Senate president from leadership positions

THE SENATE ETHICS COMMITTEE concluded on Wednesday that Sen. Stanley Rosenberg did not violate any of the chamber’s rules but nevertheless demonstrated a “significant failure of judgment and leadership” when he failed “to protect the Senate from his husband, whom he knew was disruptive, volatile, and abusive.” The committee recommended that Rosenberg be barred from(...)

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How the ‘red flag’ gun bill came to be

How the ‘red flag’ gun bill came to be

It started with Harvard student’s experience back in Norman, OK

House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Rep. Marjorie Decker of Cambridge hosted a rally of sorts at Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School on Wednesday where they pledged to push for passage of legislation that would allow a family member, roommate, or law enforcement official to petition a court to bar someone from owning a firearm(...)

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Boston, Cambridge epicenter of ride-hailing

Boston, Cambridge epicenter of ride-hailing

Apps provided 64.8m trips in Mass. last year

RIDE-HAILING APPS such as Uber and Lyft provided 64.8 million trips last year in Massachusetts, with the bulk of those trips starting in Boston and surrounding communities. More than half the trips (34.9 million) originated in Boston itself and more than two-thirds originated in Boston and Cambridge (6.8 million trips), according to new state data.(...)

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