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

DA races drawing candidates and attention

DA races drawing candidates and attention

Controversy and new political context give challengers an opening in DA races

Back in December, when the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts launched a voter education campaign targeting the state’s district attorneys, it seemed like a long shot. After all, races for district attorney are located pretty far down the ballot, places where the power of incumbency usually rules. But as election season starts to heat(...)

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T board struggling with ridership estimates

T board struggling with ridership estimates

Some on board say poor data hampers decision-making

AS THE MBTA’S Fiscal and Management Control Board explores the addition of new services and stations, the agency is bumping up against what appears to be a recurring problem – generating accurate estimates of future ridership. On Monday, for example, a state official was giving a presentation to the control board on a $50,000 study(...)

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T hires new paratransit dispatcher

T hires new paratransit dispatcher

New contractor, Transdev, came in second in 2016

THE MBTA OVERSIGHT BOARD hired a new vendor on Monday to manage paratransit operations, a move that T officials characterized as a bid to correct an earlier mistake and to upgrade the agency’s overall contracting practices. Transdev, one of the world’s largest transportation providers, was given a five-year contract worth nearly $12 million annually to(...)

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Cost of Everett casino rises another $100m

Cost of Everett casino rises another $100m

Wynn Resorts says price tag now set at $2.5b

EVEN AS WYNN RESORTS is fighting to retain its Massachusetts casino license, the cost of the Everett project keeps on rising. At a hearing before the Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Friday, Wynn Resorts officials said the expected price tag of the project was now $2.5 billion. That means the cost has increased another $100 million(...)

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Maddox walks a tightrope

Maddox walks a tightrope

Calls Wynn brand strong even as he seeks name change for Everett casino

WYNN RESORTS CEO MATT MADDOX walked a tightrope on Friday before the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, telling the commissioners that the Wynn brand remains strong after the departure of the company’s namesake while informing them that the firm would like to change the name of its Boston casino to Encore Boston Harbor due to “cultural sensitivity.”(...)

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Lawmakers up funding for regional transit authorities

Lawmakers up funding for regional transit authorities

House, Senate seem willing to increase budgets

DESPITE OPPOSITION FROM THE BAKER ADMINISTRATION, lawmakers on Beacon Hill funneled more money on Thursday to the state’s 15 regional transit authorities, which provide bus service in communities outside the MBTA service area. The House approved an amendment to its fiscal 2019 budget plan that increased funding for the authorities by $2 million – from(...)

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Hustle up Gaming Commission

Hustle up Gaming Commission

No decision yet on the opening of a Wynn Resorts casino in Everett

It may be time for the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to make up its mind about the suitability of Wynn Resorts to open a casino in Everett because the uncertainty is starting to take a toll. Wynn CEO Matt Maddox hosted a conference call with financial analysts on Tuesday after the release of the company’s first(...)

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Sinning in the workplace

Sinning in the workplace

Estes: Extramarital affair shouldn’t cost me my job

Judge Thomas Estes asked the Supreme Judicial Court on Tuesday to penalize him for having extramarital sex with a court employee but not to take his job away permanently. David Hoose, who represented Estes before the SJC, said his client is not the first person — even the first judge, male or female — to(...)

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Pollack notes: More money for RTAs not the answer

Pollack notes: More money for RTAs not the answer

Value capture unlikely with South Coast Rail

TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY STEPHANIE POLLACK said on Tuesday that more money is not the answer to the financial woes of the state’s 15 regional transit authorities. The authorities have been pushing state lawmakers for a bigger appropriation for the coming fiscal year, but Pollack indicated the authorities should first take stock of the existing transportation marketplace(...)

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T notes: Protected bike lane sought on Longfellow

T notes: Protected bike lane sought on Longfellow

Massport not interested in airport access fee

WITH THE LONGFELLOW BRIDGE set to reopen next month, bicycle advocates presented a petition with more than 3,000 signatures asking state transportation officials to reconfigure the planned traffic design to provide protected bike lanes. A number of bicyclists testified before a joint meeting of the boards overseeing the MBTA and the Department of Transportation that(...)

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