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

Two soundings from Somerset

Hydro vs. wind bet; $10b investment in Mass

Baker not satisfied with immigrant license bill

Says he wished Jones amendment on voting had been approved

A downpayment on Somerset’s offshore wind dream

Prysmian plans $300m cable facility at Brayton Point

Words matter, particularly with poll questions

2 polls on the same issue a month apart come to different conclusions

Brayton Point finally lands offshore wind supplier

Subsea cable manufacturer unlikely to displace scrap metal operation

Natural gas infrastructure a climate change sticking point

Baker administration opposes ban on fossil fuel use in new construction

State said to be on track on 2020 climate goal

Theoharides: TCI-like system will be needed down the road

State House, closed nearly 2 years, to reopen next week

Massachusetts state capitol is the last in the country to reopen

What’s that new Red Line car saying?

Deciphering the vehicle’s strange message

MBTA fare revenue trending higher than expected

Still, collections running less than 50% of pre-pandemic levels

MBTA seeks to charge $3 for ‘new’ Charlie Cards

New fee would kick in when T rolls out new fare collection system

COVID: Are we ready to learn to live with it?

Top health care executives uncertain about the future

Wu says 3-bus, fare free pilot to start next month

No explanation provided on lengthy behind-the-scenes negotiations

Baker administration unveils building code slide deck

Calls for updates of 2 existing codes and addition of a 3d

Salem, once dismissed, now getting top billing on offshore wind

Speaker Mariano calls municipality ‘focal point’ of efforts

Baker seeking major changes in building code

Municipalities could adopt rooftop solar, full electrification requirements

New Bedford arts groups making connections

Historical society seeks to promote city’s abolitionist history

Fault lines in New England’s climate plan

Shift to carbon-free electricity not going as planned

Electricity costs skyrocket along with oil usage

In January, oil was used to generate 12% of New England’s power

Close calls as region’s power grid walks a tightrope

‘These are not hypotheticals,’ says van Welie

Lawsuit challenges Vineyard Wind approval

Accuses feds of not protecting right whales, negotiating bad deal

Tracing the origins of the Mass General Brigham fight

Hattis, McDonough say a lot is riding on expansion decision

T board blesses $500m transfer for capital programs

Key investments funded but not low-income fare program

MBTA ridership down sharply over last month

GM calls decline significant, hopes it’s short-lived

Baker pushes tax breaks, trust

Governor delivers his seventh and final State of the Commonwealth

HPC reins in Mass General Brigham

Calls for cost-cutting plan; gives thumbs down to expansion plans

Baker takes issue with Globe ‘clawback’ columns

‘There has been no clawback and there won’t be a clawback,’ he says

Spilka says State House likely to reopen in Feb.

Closed since March 2020, details of opening still being negotiated

Same-day voter registration could be sticking point

Mariano says he voted against the provision previously