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

Ørsted to buy Deepwater Wind for $510m

Ørsted to buy Deepwater Wind for $510m

Danish firm eliminates competitor; retains Grybowski as co-CEO in US

TWO OF THE BIGGER PLAYERS in the emerging US offshore wind industry are combining forces, as the Denmark-based Ørsted announced an agreement on Monday to purchase Deepwater Wind of Rhode Island for $510 million. The deal eliminates one of Ørsted’s leading competitors along the East Coast and creates a company with offshore wind contracts or(...)

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MA public colleges rated tops on black student access, success

MA public colleges rated tops on black student access, success

USC study gives MA College of Liberal Arts highest index score

A NEW STUDY indicates Massachusetts schools lead the nation in terms of black student access and success at four-year public universities and colleges. The report, written by two researchers at the USC Race and Equity Center and funded by the Ford Foundation, found that Massachusetts schools as a group ranked highest on a series of(...)

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Cash may net lower price for some drugs

Cash may net lower price for some drugs

Overpayments common using insurance for top generics

MASSACHUSETTS CONSUMERS may be spending too much for popular generic prescription drugs if they use their insurance instead of paying with cash, according to research released on Wednesday by the Health Policy Commission. The commission analyzed 1.15 million insurance claims for 10 generic prescription drugs and found that the difference between using insurance (copays, co-insurance,(...)

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Health panel ventures into political arena

Health panel ventures into political arena

Altman: We’re providing information, not telling people how to vote

TOP OFFICIALS AT THE HEALTH POLICY COMMISSION privately began debating this summer whether it made sense for the watchdog agency to wade into the political arena and analyze the potential impact of a ballot question mandating nurse staffing ratios at the state’s hospitals. Stuart Altman, the chairman of the commission, said the agency didn’t take(...)

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Obama endorses six candidates in MA

Obama endorses six candidates in MA

Backs 260 Democrats in 29 states

FORMER PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA waded into political races across the country on Monday, endorsing 260 Democratic candidates in 29 states, including six in Massachusetts. Obama made a series of endorsements in August, but none of those was in Massachusetts. This time he backed Jay Gonzalez and Quentin Palfrey for governor and lieutenant governor, Ayanna Pressley(...)

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T notes: Riders embracing early morning buses

T notes: Riders embracing early morning buses

New commuter rail platform in Worcester; big disruptions coming on D Line

MBTA OFFICIALS SAY the addition of early morning buses on 10 routes has increased ridership by more than 900 riders and reduced crowding. One example is the Route 455 bus from Lynn to Wonderland. Its first trip used to leave Lynn at 5 a.m. carrying an average of 51 passengers, with 12 of them standing.(...)

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Long wait for Red, Orange Line improvements

Long wait for Red, Orange Line improvements

Final signals contract awarded, but major benefits unlikely until 2024

THE MBTA’S OVERSIGHT BOARD on Monday awarded the final major contract needed to complete an  overhaul of the Red and Orange Lines, but the milestone agreement was another reminder of how long it takes to implement change on the state’s transit system. The contract for new Red and Orange Lines cars was awarded in October(...)

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T notes: FTA gives PVTA $2.4m grant

T notes: FTA gives PVTA $2.4m grant

UMass Lowell pays half-price for commuter rail

THE FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION on Tuesday awarded $366 million in bus infrastructure grants to 107 projects in 50 states, including a $2.4 grant to the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority in Massachusetts. The authority, which serves 24 cities and towns in western Massachusetts, plans to use the money to convert its 110-year-old bus maintenance garage into(...)

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Health Policy Commission to assess ballot question

Health Policy Commission to assess ballot question

Agency would implement nurse staffing law if it is approved

A STATE AGENCY is preparing to play the role of fact checker in a bitter, high-stakes campaign over a ballot question that would mandate nurse-patient staffing ratios in hospitals across the state. The Health Policy Commission, after weeks of hedging when asked whether it would analyze the impact of Question 1, revealed that it had(...)

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T notes: Migraines prompt 40% of FMLA leaves

T notes: Migraines prompt 40% of FMLA leaves

20,000 at UMass Lowell can ride commuter rail for free

ROUGHLY TWO-FIFTHS of the 1,850 MBTA employees eligible for intermittent leaves under the Family and Medical Leave Act suffer from migraines, according to Bonnie Haase, the assistant general manager for human resources. At a meeting on Monday of the T’s Fiscal and Management Control Board, Haase outlined the steps her office is taking to curb(...)

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