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

Competing strategies emerge on offshore wind

Competing strategies emerge on offshore wind

Eversource, National Grid push different transmission options

TWO VERY DIFFERENT strategies are beginning to emerge as three offshore wind companies prepare to vie for up to 1,600 megawatts of contracts with the state of Massachusetts. The powerhouse partnership of DONG Energy and Eversource Energy, operating under the name of Bay State Wind, has adopted what might be described as a go-it-alone, bigger-is-better(...)

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Baker leaves door cracked on Pacheco Law suspension

Baker leaves door cracked on Pacheco Law suspension

No plans for seeking extension at T, but doesn’t rule it out

GOV. CHARLIE BAKER said on Wednesday that he has no current plans to seek a longer suspension of the Pacheco Law on behalf of the MBTA, but indicated his thinking could possibly change. “At this time, we’re not going to seek an extension,” he said. He noted, however, that a series of initiatives approved by(...)

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Emotional Baker nixes walking in St. Pat’s parade

Emotional Baker nixes walking in St. Pat’s parade

'That word veteran, to me, it approaches holy,' he says

GOV. CHARLIE BAKER indicated on Wednesday that he will probably not march in the Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade because OUTVETS, a group of gay veterans, is not being allowed to participate. In responding to a reporter’s question, the governor became visibly emotional, saying he had spent time over the weekend with the families and(...)

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Sparks fly on electric vehicle provision

Sparks fly on electric vehicle provision

Obscure state board split on change in building code

A FIGHT IS BREWING on Beacon Hill over how far the state should go in promoting the adoption of zero emission vehicles. Environmental advocates and many state lawmakers want new homes and commercial buildings to come equipped with the electrical lines needed to hook up electric vehicle chargers. Developers and home builders, however, say customers(...)

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Baker taking pass on Pacheco Law

Baker taking pass on Pacheco Law

Pollack: No plan to seek extension of suspension

THE BAKER ADMINISTRATION is showing no signs it will push the Legislature for an extension of the MBTA’s three-year exemption from the Pacheco Law, which regulates how state agencies can privatize services. “At this time we are not planning to seek any changes in that,” said Stephanie Pollack, Baker’s secretary of transportation. “We have not(...)

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Keolis plans to put up fare gates at 3 stations

Keolis plans to put up fare gates at 3 stations

T, commuter rail operator will split any increase in revenue

THE MBTA’S COMMUTER RAIL OPERATOR received the green light on Monday to launch a five-year campaign to cut down on fare evasion and increase ridership, with the $9 million-a-year cost slated to come from a revenue-sharing arrangement with the transit agency. The arrangement, approved by the T’s Fiscal and Management Control Board, could have a(...)

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T expands Uber, Lyft paratransit options

T expands Uber, Lyft paratransit options

In test, customers offered more convenience at less cost

THE MBTA SAID ON TUESDAY it is expanding its paratransit relationship with the ride-hailing services Uber and Lyft in a bid to offer customers of The Ride more convenience and lower the T’s overall costs. The transit authority tested the concept over the last five months with 400 RIDE customers, who as a group took(...)

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Wholesale electricity prices drop to 13-year low

Wholesale electricity prices drop to 13-year low

Cheap natural gas and lower demand cause price to fall

New England’s wholesale electricity prices plunged to their lowest level in 13 years in 2016, propelled by cheap natural gas and lower consumer demand for power. The operator of the region’s power grid, ISO New England, said the average wholesale price of electricity was $28.94 per megawatt hour in 2016, down 29.4 percent from the(...)

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Fixing the T is going to take a long time

Fixing the T is going to take a long time

Pollack said job could last 10 to 20 years

MBTA AND STATE TRANSPORTATION OFFICIALS made clear on Monday that fixing the T will be a long-term project that could take 10 to 20 years and won’t be finished by next year’s gubernatorial election. The comments came at a meeting of the T’s five-member Fiscal and Management Control Board as officials discussed how long the(...)

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Baker, Kraft push Foxborough commuter rail service

Baker, Kraft push Foxborough commuter rail service

Development potential cited, but only 110 new riders a day forecast

THE BAKER ADMINISTRATION and officials representing New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft pushed the MBTA’s oversight board on Monday to approve a pilot project extending weekday commuter rail service to Gillette Stadium in Foxborough that would attract an estimated 110 new riders a day. Members of the Fiscal and Management Control Board took no action(...)

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