Jack Sullivan

Senior Investigative Reporter, CommonWealth

About Jack Sullivan

Jack Sullivan is a veteran of the Boston newspaper scene for nearly three decades. Prior to joining CommonWealth, he was editorial page editor of The Patriot Ledger in Quincy, a part of the GateHouse Media chain. Prior to that he was news editor at another GateHouse paper, The Enterprise of Brockton, and also was city edition editor at the Ledger. Jack was an investigative and enterprise reporter and executive city editor at the Boston Herald and a reporter at The Boston Globe.

He has reported stories such as the federal investigation into the Teamsters, the workings of the Yawkey Trust and sale of the Red Sox, organized crime, the church sex abuse scandal and the September 11 terrorist attacks. He has covered the State House, state and local politics, K-16 education, courts, crime, and general assignment.

Jack received the New England Press Association award for investigative reporting for a series on unused properties owned by the Catholic Archdiocese of Boston, and shared the association's award for business for his reporting on the sale of the Boston Red Sox. As the Ledger editorial page editor, he won second place in 2007 for editorial writing from the Inland Press Association, the nation's oldest national journalism association of nearly 900 newspapers as members.

At CommonWealth, Jack and editor Bruce Mohl won first place for In-Depth Reporting from the Association of Capitol Reporters and Editors for a look at special education funding in Massachusetts. The same organization also awarded first place to a unique collaboration between WFXT-TV (FOX25) and CommonWealth for a series of stories on the Boston Redevelopment Authority and city employees getting affordable housing units, written by Jack and Bruce.

A Boston native, Jack has lived in Massachusetts all his life. He was a major in English and history with a minor in political science at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. A father and grandfather, he lives in Plymouth with his wife, Susan.

About Jack Sullivan

Jack Sullivan is a veteran of the Boston newspaper scene for nearly three decades. Prior to joining CommonWealth, he was editorial page editor of The Patriot Ledger in Quincy, a part of the GateHouse Media chain. Prior to that he was news editor at another GateHouse paper, The Enterprise of Brockton, and also was city edition editor at the Ledger. Jack was an investigative and enterprise reporter and executive city editor at the Boston Herald and a reporter at The Boston Globe.

He has reported stories such as the federal investigation into the Teamsters, the workings of the Yawkey Trust and sale of the Red Sox, organized crime, the church sex abuse scandal and the September 11 terrorist attacks. He has covered the State House, state and local politics, K-16 education, courts, crime, and general assignment.

Jack received the New England Press Association award for investigative reporting for a series on unused properties owned by the Catholic Archdiocese of Boston, and shared the association's award for business for his reporting on the sale of the Boston Red Sox. As the Ledger editorial page editor, he won second place in 2007 for editorial writing from the Inland Press Association, the nation's oldest national journalism association of nearly 900 newspapers as members.

At CommonWealth, Jack and editor Bruce Mohl won first place for In-Depth Reporting from the Association of Capitol Reporters and Editors for a look at special education funding in Massachusetts. The same organization also awarded first place to a unique collaboration between WFXT-TV (FOX25) and CommonWealth for a series of stories on the Boston Redevelopment Authority and city employees getting affordable housing units, written by Jack and Bruce.

A Boston native, Jack has lived in Massachusetts all his life. He was a major in English and history with a minor in political science at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. A father and grandfather, he lives in Plymouth with his wife, Susan.

Stories by Jack Sullivan

Weather doesn’t dampen first day of pot sales

Hours-long waits for thousands who wanted to make Massachusetts history

Boston to boom, west and Cape shrink by 2040

Population projections will have big impact on where transportation money goes

Dukakis, Weld make last push for rail link

Former governors say state cost estimate for North-South tunnel ‘preposterous,’ urge reconsideration

The lamp is lit

Cannabis commission gives go-ahead for retail pot sales starting Tuesday

Globe all in on pot

Paper dedicates real estate, resources to state’s newest industry

Airbnb sues Boston to halt regs

Company claims new rules violate constitutional rights

‘Big Marijuana’ is actually a thing

Dire warnings about large investors entering legal market were right, just not accurate

Pot labs get green light

With no recreational product ready to test, medical marijuana will be used

Election 2018: Coarse correction

Dems take House but it may not be a party for the next two years

Everybody talks about transportation

But it likely won’t have an impact at the voting booth

GOP’s Sen. Ross refuses to debate his opponent

No question forums have value, but do voters care?

Betting on Amazon’s interest

Tech giant revisited some on HQ2 list but reportedly not Boston

A question of money and speech

Referendum seeks the first step in curtailing Citizens United

Canada cannabis

World’s largest legal marijuana market opens four months after vote

ER visits continue to impact health costs

Limited access creates problems for those seeking behavioral care

Correia arrested on federal fraud charges

Fall River mayor had been under investigation for two years by IRS and HUD

State police sought to destroy Logan pay records

Request denied because of investigations into scandals

Baker getting nicked by those around him

Governor racing ahead to finish line in hopes of avoiding growing problems

More cuts at the Herald

Tabloid lays off two photographers, half the sports desk

Final approval given to two retail pot stores

Cannabis commissioner abstains in opposition to host community agreements

Home is where the house is

Housing crunch in Boston spreads need around to other cities

The women of pot

Female entrepreneurs get elbowed out as big corporations buy into legal marijuana

A stash of cash for troubled pols

Funds let officials collect unlimited money from donors and companies

New option for Pike redesign

Hybrid plan would minimize impact on Charles, add green space

MBTA: “May Be Trains Arrive”

Keolis having issues even before really bad weather settles in

The politics of disasters

Incumbents, challengers use Merrimack Valley explosions as campaign fodder

A new Quincy

Building boom looks to move city beyond its past without leaving it behind

Spotlight on Spotlight

Boston Globe’s investigative team becoming cultural meme