Jack Sullivan

Senior Investigative Reporter, CommonWealth

About Jack Sullivan

Jack Sullivan is now retired. 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.

About Jack Sullivan

Jack Sullivan is now retired. 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.

Stories by Jack Sullivan

State identifies tax credit recipients

WGBH receives $4.2m in film tax credits

House files bill to curb health costs

$160 billion in savings forecast over 15 years

Filmmaker admits tax fraud

Cape Cod producer pleads guilty to claiming $4.7 million in bogus film tax credits

My bad

Area hospitals launch malpractice pilot program

The stimulus

Where did it go? What did we get?

Exposed

As Peter Blute returns to politics, Gidget talks about that fateful day 13 years ago aboard the Nauticus that scuttled his tenure as head of Massport

Cahill lawsuit leads to indictment

Former Treasurer Tim Cahill is indicated for using Lottery ads to bolster his 2010 gubernatorial campaign

Murray now tangled in Probation web

Senate president is among the most prominent legislators identified in racketeering indictment

A plan to master prison overcrowding

Report: 10,000 more prison beds needed by 2020

Campaign not much of a contest

Massachusetts elections are becoming a little more of a contest, but not much

The Lottery’s bad bet

Raffle game loses at least $300,000 and sends nothing back for local aid

Lt. Gov. Murray was going 108 mph

Black box data indicate Murray was speeding, not wearing a seat belt, and most likely asleep when he crashed Nov. 2

Sales running slow for Lottery raffle

Only about a fifth of the tickets have been sold, which could mean losses for the Lottery if sales don’t pick up by Dec. 31

Director’s cut

Hollywood filmmaker charged with filing fraudulent movie tax credit claims

New Bedford developer sues over gambling law

Calls provision for tribes an illegal “racial set-aside”

Dream deferred

After a lifetime of work, older Americans are now delaying retirement, going back into the workforce, and cashing in on their homes so they can make ends meet.

Judge returns O’Brien “statements”

Refuses to accept AG’s summary of probation case, calls records prejudicial

The $100,000 club

23 Mass. lawmakers earn more than $100,000 in outside income

Judge sends T dispute over warranty to jury

Woodlock cites “less than complete record” on railroad ties

Arraignment question: Who did O’Brien bribe?

Former Treasurer Tim Cahill hasn’t been charged

Coakley indicts O’Brien, Cahill aide

AG alleges pay-to-play patronage schemes at probation, Lottery

Pierce leaving Globe after being disciplined

In Esquire blog, he called Delaware Senate candidate “a sideshow freak”