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

Pizzuti Henry takes charge at the Globe

Pizzuti Henry takes charge at the Globe

Names Leung interim editorial page editor

NOW WE KNOW what a managing director does at the Boston Globe: She runs the place. After a long period in which Linda Pizzuti Henry took on more and more responsibility at the newspaper but shied away from saying she was in charge, the tune changed on Monday. Pizzuti Henry announced in a memo to the(...)

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Club to pay $36m toward $86m stadium

Club to pay $36m toward $86m stadium

Most of money is in lease payments of $1m/year for 30 years

THE CITY OF WORCESTER is building a new $86 million stadium for the Boston Red Sox Triple-A affiliate and charging the team roughly $36 million – two separate $3 million payments at the end of 2019 and 2020 and roughly $1 million a year in lease and tax payments spread out over 30 years. The(...)

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Worcester lands the PawSox

Worcester lands the PawSox

City to build publicly-owned Polar Park as part of $340m development

IN A COUP THAT WAS three years in the making, Worcester officials were able to woo the owners of the AAA Pawtucket Red Sox to move the team into a to-be-built publicly owned and financed $90 million park that will be the cornerstone of a $340 million major redevelopment in the Gateway City. “Aren’t you(...)

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Get ready to cheer for the Woosox

Get ready to cheer for the Woosox

Up-and-coming Gateway City hopes to land Red Sox affiliate

WORCESTER, a Gateway City on its way up, appears poised to spend some of its hard-won capital to land the Red Sox triple-A affiliate, which will be nicknamed the Woosox. Team and city officials aren’t saying anything, but they have scheduled a press conference for Friday afternoon at City Hall to announce the deal. Worcester(...)

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NE Power Pool seeks to ban press

NE Power Pool seeks to ban press

Says coverage would hinder debate on electricity policies

THE NEW ENGLAND POWER POOL, an organization that helps develop policies and procedures governing the region’s wholesale electricity markets, is seeking federal regulatory approval to bar reporters from its meetings. NEPOOL has always had an unwritten policy excluding the press, but it decided to make it a formal policy after a reporter with a trade(...)

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Who will replace Glynn at Massport?

Who will replace Glynn at Massport?

Initial speculation focuses on Baker cabinet secretaries

TOM GLYNN formally announced his resignation on Wednesday as the CEO of the Massachusetts Port Authority, putting one of the best jobs in state government up for grabs. Baker administration officials were tight-lipped about who might replace Glynn, but initial speculation focused on two of the governor’s cabinet secretaries – Stephanie Pollack, the secretary of(...)

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Baker makes case for long-term investments in T

Baker makes case for long-term investments in T

Says agency is finally spending money allocated for repairs

COMING UNDER FIRE for aging, crumbling infrastructure at the MBTA, Gov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday trumpeted his administration’s long-term investments in public transit and the promise of better service once new trains and tracks come online over the next several years. Speaking at the unveiling of a mockup of a new Red Line car on(...)

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Berkshire County power politics

Berkshire County power politics

Rep. tried to winnow field in DA’s race

The race for district attorney in Berkshire County is shaping up to be a primer on what’s wrong with elections in Massachusetts. The first sign came in March, when then-District Attorney David Capeless announced he was stepping down after 14 years in office and turning the reins over to his assistant, Paul Caccaviello. Capeless admitted(...)

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MBTA balances costs, revenues for first time in a decade

MBTA balances costs, revenues for first time in a decade

Wages, benefits drop by $10m; Keolis hit with $10m in penalties

THE MBTA REVEALED on Monday that its revenues during the year ending June 30 were enough to cover the transit agency’s operating expenses and debt service, the first time that has happened in a decade. Michael Abramo, the T’s chief administrator, said the balanced budget represented a major accomplishment for the transit agency. He said(...)

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T ridership keeps falling but at slower rate

T ridership keeps falling but at slower rate

One bright spot: Commuter rail fare revenue up $7.5m in FY18

THE MBTA SAID ON MONDAY that its ridership is continuing to decline, but the falloff is occurring at a much slower pace than it had been. T officials offered no explanation for the moderating decline but said the MBTA’s experience is similar to what is occurring at most transit agencies across the country. The officials(...)

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