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

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

Senate goes light on short-term rental regs

Lodging industry pans bill as a gift to Airbnb and other home-sharing apps

Pot board high on Worcester

Cannabis commission to locate main office in central Mass.

Walsh wants to hike parking fines

Boston mayor proposes increased penalties to raise $5 million for transportation needs

City stalls on Yawkey name change

Commission puts off vote after hearing on Sox owner’s legacy

Walsh pulls Airbnb proposal

Mayor says more time needed to enact regulations

Wu seeks to limit short-term rentals

Amendment to Walsh plan would ban commercial units from Airbnb

Pot board retreats on sweeping regs

Votes to delay home delivery, pot bars for at least a year

Find Mass. money – and then wait 

Treasurer’s office has canceled ads to slow down claims 

Pot chair says no pressure on regs

Warnings from top officials will not slow commission timeline

DOT notes: Big rail projects and small bridges

Officials also making efforts to coordinate projects to minimize disruptions

T eyes hikes for fares, parking fees

Transit system facing $111 million deficit to start FY2019

Chandler no longer “acting”

Senate Dems look to put Rosenberg in the rear view mirror

NH regulators give thumbs down to Northern Pass

Bay State clean energy procurement thrown into disarray

City councilors raise concerns about Walsh’s Airbnb regs

Wu says proposal contains ‘loopholes’ that need to be closed

Rosenberg suggests House to blame for Airbnb inaction

Senator says ‘it’s not rocket science’ to craft regulations

Debit card payer pulls plug on pot dispensaries

Cash only after statement by federal prosecutor begins to chill legal market

The Airbnb gold rush is on

Whole buildings, like this one in Chinatown, are being converted into hotels

Everyone knows Anthony in the North End – just not this one

Phony host names on rental site mislead as to who the owner is

Mayor of firsts

Yvonne Spicer says she’s undaunted by new challenges—a good trait for the first person to serve as mayor of Framingham.

US attorney threatens state’s pot industry

New stance indicates no one is immune from prosecution

Confusion reigns in states with legal pot

More questions, fewer answers on how US attorneys will enforce federal drug laws

Sessions turns back pot clock

AG rescinds Obama-era guidance allowing states to legalize marijuana

Walsh will go it alone on Long Island Bridge

City will pay entire cost and face objections from Quincy

Sources: Beacon Hill encounters cost Globe reporter his job

Alleged incidents followed internal sexual harassment complaint at newspaper

Open bar

Cannabis commission focuses on “social consumption”

Pot board finds a home

New office to share floor – and more – with state Gaming Commission

T overhauls fares for $723 million

Officials unveil next gen pay system to reduce trip times, increase revenue collection

T taps low bidder for Green Line extension

Price to restart project comes in $237 million below estimate