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

Diehl defeats Doughty – to take on Healey

Trump likely to figure prominently in governor’s race

Big money and unfinished Beacon Hill business

No revenue constraints for now; setting priorities is key

5 New England states seek info on transmission issues

Joint effort to address cost of interconnecting offshore wind farms

Records call sexual assault claim against Arroyo ‘unfounded’ 

Officials concluded no crime occurred, but didn’t say allegations were not true 

Lawmakers plan hearing on DPU oversight of MBTA

Question agency’s independence, expertise, and staffing levels

Super PAC with ties to Baker starts spending in primary

Biggest support provided to Hayden, O’Connor, and Higgins

No calls for Poftak’s removal, even from Healey’s campaign

FTA report cites support at T for stability of leadership team

MBTA board approves $811m contract for 102 new Green Line supercars

Poftak says Orange Line work on schedule, rules out shutdown of entire Red Line

FTA safety analysis of T faults agency’s preoccupation with capital spending

Says focus on infrastructure, trains overshadowed critical maintenance

Maine court revives Mass.-financed hydroelectric power line

Overturns key sections of voter-approved law that usurped project’s ‘vested’ rights

Healey won’t release campaign questionnaires

Her answers could shed light on where she stands on issues

Grid operator, utilities call for energy reserve

Also say Everett LNG facility should remain open beyond June 2024

One week down, three more to go

So far, Orange Line ‘hell’ hasn’t materialized

Massport official picked to head New Bedford Port Authority

Carr hired as offshore wind starts to transform harbor

A Freakanomics debate about free fares

Boston’s mayor is the standard-bearer for those who say yes

Diehl, through signature effort, finds an issue

GOP gubernatorial candidate seeks repeal of immigrant license law

Reduced frequency on subways will continue through fall

Poftak indicates staffing levels in operations control center remain too low

‘Free’ getting another test during Orange Line shutdown

Absence of fares enticing subway riders to try commuter rail, bikes

Bump dismisses claim of tax cap pressure on her office

‘This is not and never has been a political process,’ she says

Healey regrets 2020 comment on ‘how forests grow’

‘I wish I could do it over again,’ she says of Chamber speech

Mariano tapping brakes on economic development bill

Speaker questions whether state can afford it and tax cap giveback

Boston seeks to join state pilot banning gas hookups in new construction

Wu facing pushback in Boston, creating confusion on Beacon Hill

Healey plans overhaul of MBTA management

Backs low-income fare, ‘pathway to fare free buses’

Orange Line shutdown to reverberate on roads

Highway administrator predicts bus-only lanes will lead to 'significant congestion'

FTA OKs T’s response to 2 safety directives

Two other corrective action plans sent back for additional work

Baker changing rules on tax cap giveback

Plans ‘refunds’ this fall instead of credits next year

Baker signs climate bill, despite ‘deep misgivings’

Backs new offshore wind procurement in first half of 2023

In secretary of state race, it’s experience vs. lived experience

Galvin stresses competence; Sullivan vows to restore trust in government