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 kept public, oversight board in dark about Alewife problems

T kept public, oversight board in dark about Alewife problems

Lawmakers slam transit agency for poor job of communication

THE GENERAL MANAGER of the MBTA said on Monday that the problems with the parking garage at Alewife have been on the agency’s radar screen for close to a year, but members of the agency’s oversight board and legislative officials said they only learned about the issues when some concrete on the second level fell(...)

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Two candidates bucking the incumbents-rule rule

Two candidates bucking the incumbents-rule rule

Political competition is a rare phenomenon in Mass.

WHEN IT COMES to the Massachusetts Legislature, voters won’t have a lot of choice this fall, either during the primary on September 4 or the general election in November. Seventy-eight percent of the 200 candidates running for the House and Senate will face no opposition in the primary. Most of that group (55 percent) will(...)

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More Alewife closures announced

More Alewife closures announced

Garage deemed safe but will close overnight, next weekend

MBTA OFFICIALS and an engineering consultant brought in over the weekend say the Alewife parking garage is safe for use this coming week, but the transit agency plans to bar parking at the facility overnight each day this week and all of Saturday and Sunday to continue making repairs and assessments. The announcement Sunday evening(...)

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T closing Alewife garage over weekend

T closing Alewife garage over weekend

More concrete problems surface; getting vehicles out a concern

THE MBTA SAID on Friday that it uncovered more problems with deteriorated concrete at its Alewife garage and plans to shut down the entire facility over the weekend “to allow for continued repairs and a comprehensive engineering assessment.” The transit agency said its priority on Friday would be for its engineering teams to ensure “a(...)

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T tries to patch up Alewife parking garage

T tries to patch up Alewife parking garage

Even with millions of dollars in repairs, ‘long-term plan’ still needed

THE MBTA ON THURSDAY announced what amounted to a three-phase plan to deal with ongoing structural and cosmetic problems at the Alewife parking garage after a patch of concrete fell from the roof of the second level on to a car. No one was injured when the concrete fell on Wednesday, but T officials said(...)

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Union lawsuit claims T payroll system error-riddled

Union lawsuit claims T payroll system error-riddled

Agency sees no widespread issues; Carmen say problems never get fixed

THE BOSTON CARMEN’S UNION is suing the MBTA, alleging that its payroll system is so poorly managed and so prone to errors that many employees have given up trying to recover money they are owed “because there is no reasonable prospect that the errors will be corrected.” In a class action lawsuit filed in Suffolk(...)

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NYC, Boston view ride-hailing apps differently

NYC, Boston view ride-hailing apps differently

As Big Apple cracks down, Beantown puts issue on mute

NEW YORK CITY and Boston are night and day when it comes to ride-hailing apps such as Uber and Lyft. New York is engaged in a fierce policy debate about the apps, amid fears they are contributing to crippling congestion and exploiting drivers. In Boston and at the MBTA, meanwhile, the issue is largely on(...)

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Spilka put hold on racing/simulcast legislation

Spilka put hold on racing/simulcast legislation

State House insiders wonder whether she was sending a message

SENATE PRESIDENT KAREN SPILKA’S office said she made the decision to postpone action on horse-racing and simulcasting legislation last week during the Legislature’s final session of the year, leaving final approval until an informal session two days later. “Senate President Spilka prioritized legislation which required a roll call vote,” said spokeswoman Sarah Blodgett in a(...)

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Developer says he’s selling a lot of ultra-luxury condos

Developer says he’s selling a lot of ultra-luxury condos

At One Dalton, prices range from $1.5m to $40m

RICHARD FRIEDMAN, the developer of the ultra-luxury One Dalton tower in the Back Bay, said at a ceremonial topping-off ceremony on Tuesday that his company has already sold a lot of the building’s condos. Friedman did not provide any details and no sales have been recorded yet with the Suffolk County Registry of Deeds, but(...)

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Eversource offered to drop out of offshore wind procurement team

Eversource offered to drop out of offshore wind procurement team

Feared participation on both sides of table would undermine confidence in selection process

EVERSOURCE ENERGY in February offered to withdraw from the team evaluating the bids of companies seeking to supply electricity from wind farms off the coast of Massachusetts because the utility was also involved in bidding on the contracts. According to the report of an independent evaluator hired to monitor the fairness of the contracting process,(...)

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