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

SJC decries ‘catastrophic’ budget

Ireland consolidates courts, calls for no new clerk and judicial appointments

Mooring mess

Private businesses are cashing in on access to public waters while boaters wait years for affordable mooring sites

Higher ed cheerleader

Robert Caret, the new University of Massachusetts president, wants to increase investment in the state's university system--both emotional and monetary--of taxpayers, elected officials and alumni

DeLeo distances himself from DiMasi

Speaker’s statement doesn’t mention his mentor by name

Who’s the fairest one of all?

New polls show Brown, once the “most popular” officeholder, now giving ground

White House all wet taking Herald out of pool

Obama’s tabloid snub causes problems for the Globe

DeLeo flexes muscle on court reform

House votes 152-0 to keep probation in judiciary, away from governor

The start of a beautiful relationship

DeLeo, Ireland unified in probation reform; Patrick odd man out

Field of dreams

UMass big-time move to Div I-A comes with big-time money questions

Reigning supreme

Clerk-magistrates, with lifetime tenure and no mandatory retirement age, rule the roost in Massachusetts courthouses.

Judge rips T on ‘squishy’ arguments

Woodlock skeptical of agency’s claims in $91.5m suit on railroad ties

Patrick wants health bill faster

Says Legislature must accelerate timetable for addressing health care cost containment

T denies warranty change for ties

Agency says Rocla sought Moakley’s help on contract

Mulligan, Heffernan bid for Probation

Key lawmaker hedges; Harshbarger video

Cracks in T tie suit

Manufacturer of defective concrete railroad ties says its warranty expired before T filed its lawsuit