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

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

Questions about ballot questions

Confusing ads and dueling studies sure to fog voters’ minds

The Bay State Trump bump

President a factor in state GOP primary

Pressley leads changing of the guard

Defeat of Capuano ushers in new face of Democrats

AG: Towns can’t ban medical pot

Decision reverses earlier ruling that opened the door for communities to prohibit medical sales

Boston moves to the Herald?

Tabloid relocating to South Shore

Women haven’t come a long way in politics, baby

Female candidates continue to face harassment, questions because of gender

National Grid lockout of 1,200 workers drags on

With hookups delays, some buildings not opening on time

Worcester lands the PawSox

City to build publicly-owned Polar Park as part of $340m development

Anatomy of a smear

Galvin’s claim of a ‘dark money’ PAC tied to Zakim not supported by facts

The gloves are off in race for secretary of state

Galvin, Zakim go toe-to-toe on voter registration and dark money

Pot notes: Everything but the labs

Also, cannabis commission unveils public awareness campaign, Worc. County maintains application lead

Another twist for legal pot

Commission wants to review unlawful community host agreements, may reject licenses

Silencing speech or rejecting hate?

Big tech bans Alex Jones and InfoWars for violations

Words matter in immigration debate

Undocumented immigrant vs illegal immigrant vs illegal alien

US Attorney carries Trump’s message on immigrants

Press releases increasingly highlight defendants’ nationalities

Maybe busing isn’t the (only) problem

Net cost to Boston is just $37m out of $1.1b budget

Health care watchdog: BI-Lahey merger will hike costs

Commission members think new system can work with conditions

Globe clears McGrory of sexual harassment

Outside probe concludes no violation of paper’s policy in Sargent texts

Busted unions

Indifference and declining muscle threaten labor’s role

Alan Dershowitz will not be quiet

Has become target of mocking near and far

Globe meets with McGrory accuser

Lawyer for Sargent says meeting lasted five hours

The message of 2018 elections

Hello, Mike Capuano and Richard Neal?

Sales tax boon – or not?

New tax decision said to be about creating equity

Massachusetts issues first marijuana license

It’s a milestone, but retail pot probably won’t be available July 1