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

City council puts restraints on Airbnb

Industry slams measure for cutting commercial units, rental caps

Paper cuts at the Herald

More reductions as tabloid’s new owners to outsource advertising and layout

Poverty politics

Protesters commandeer the streets around Post Office Square

Globe drops suit vs. Sargent

Ex-staffer says she’ll give paper info on workplace misconduct

Untangling the McGrory-Sargent dispute

Lack of information makes it difficult to reach any conclusions

Trump finally pulls plug on Obamacare

One of former President Barack Obama's most important legacies comes to a close

Judge urges Globe, Sargent find common ground

Roach indicates she can’t force ex-staffer to cooperate

Globe challenges Sargent to show evidence

Paper’s lawyers say they can’t complete investigation without ex-staffer’s help

The high cost of smoking

Celebratory cigars end in athletic suspension for seven graduating seniors

Sargent warned Henry about sexual harassment at Globe

Court filing disputes McGrory claim he had nothing to do with her hiring

Worcester County emerging as marijuana central

16 applications filed there; no other county has more than 5

‘No bowtie needed’

Ex-Herald ed page editor joins Globe ed board

Funny, not funny

ABC's Roseanne reboot has been canceled after racist comments were tweeted by the show's star

Globe sues ex-employee over sex harassment claims

Paper says it wants to hear 'more, not less' from Sargent about exchanges with McGrory

Ex-reporter threatens Globe with more revelations

Sargent says allegations against McGrory are not isolated

Globe execs probing McGrory text allegations

Top officials talked to editor, reached out to former reporter

Globe editor accused of sending sexually suggestive text

Former reporter posts exchange on Twitter that she said was with McGrory

A missing pair of Sox

Team removes plaques honoring former owner and GM over alleged racism

Gag rule impacts Massachusetts

New move to withhold funding from clinics providing abortion services could affect all states

Gas pains

Surging gas prices give Mass even more reason to improve public transportation

Girl power

With a record number of women running for office, the national rate of female representation in legislature may be on the rise

Pot board red-faced over green light

Cannabis commission inadvertently approved 10 applicants recommended for denial

The Codcast: No bridges make good neighbors

Mayor Thomas Koch sits down with CommonWealth Magazine to discuss rebuilding the Long Island Bridge

A Lively campaign

Scott Lively has an edge with conservative voters

Walsh takes concrete step to rebuild Long Island Bridge

Quincy officials say they are unmoved by plans to minimize construction traffic

UMass vs. UMass

UMass takeover of Mount Ida College has many up in arms

Tax that dirty water

Communities impose new stormwater fees to deal with pollution

Lottery winners not getting full prize value

Promised merchandise worth $548, but items worth far less than that

BI-Lahey merger gets a break on cost growth

State officials remove benchmark mandate they enforced with Partners

The faithful departed

Catholic schools across the state are struggling to remain afloat