Michael Jonas

Executive Editor, CommonWealth

About Michael Jonas

Michael Jonas has worked in journalism in Massachusetts since the early 1980s. Before joining the CommonWealth staff in early 2001, he was a contributing writer for the magazine for two years. His cover story in CommonWealth's Fall 1999 issue on Boston youth outreach workers was selected for a PASS (Prevention for a Safer Society) Award from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency.

Michael got his start in journalism at the Dorchester Community News, a community newspaper serving Boston's largest neighborhood, where he covered a range of urban issues. Since the late 1980s, he has been a regular contributor to the Boston Globe. For 15 years he wrote a weekly column on local politics for the Boston Sunday Globe's City Weekly section.

Michael has also worked in broadcast journalism. In 1989, he was a co-producer for "The AIDS Quarterly," a national PBS series produced by WGBH-TV in Boston, and in the early 1990s, he worked as a producer for "Our Times," a weekly magazine program on WHDH-TV (Ch. 7) in Boston.

Michael lives in Dorchester with his wife and their two daughters.

About Michael Jonas

Michael Jonas has worked in journalism in Massachusetts since the early 1980s. Before joining the CommonWealth staff in early 2001, he was a contributing writer for the magazine for two years. His cover story in CommonWealth's Fall 1999 issue on Boston youth outreach workers was selected for a PASS (Prevention for a Safer Society) Award from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency.

Michael got his start in journalism at the Dorchester Community News, a community newspaper serving Boston's largest neighborhood, where he covered a range of urban issues. Since the late 1980s, he has been a regular contributor to the Boston Globe. For 15 years he wrote a weekly column on local politics for the Boston Sunday Globe's City Weekly section.

Michael has also worked in broadcast journalism. In 1989, he was a co-producer for "The AIDS Quarterly," a national PBS series produced by WGBH-TV in Boston, and in the early 1990s, he worked as a producer for "Our Times," a weekly magazine program on WHDH-TV (Ch. 7) in Boston.

Michael lives in Dorchester with his wife and their two daughters.

Stories by Michael Jonas

How much is enough to fix education aid formula?

Funding for low-income students, accountability will be centerstage at Friday hearing

Was ‘Reefer Madness’ right?

Alex Berenson says we’re ignoring the dangers of marijuana

With homicides, a tale of two very different cities

Baltimore reels from murder rate unimaginable in Boston

Arts internships coming for Boston students

Bloomberg grant brings initiative for summer positions for high school seniors

Feds bust up ‘side door’ route into college

US attorney in Boston charges dozens in massive admissions scam

Tiptoeing into the exam school admission debate

Boston officials say they’ll look at changes -- but not too quickly

Why a $20m fine looks like a Wynn win

Is Nevada sanction a preview of Mass. action?

Expanding our view of health

BU public health dean Sandro Galea says we need a broader conception

Minority leaders slam Chang-Diaz removal as education co-chair

Senate president says equity issues will remain paramount in funding debate

GE dims its Boston presence

Downsizing underscores risks of government betting on business

News you knew: Boston traffic stinks

New report sets off calls for action, not more talk

Local accountability in schools lacking, says report

Study urges stronger goal-setting by districts and schools

Baker, bucking GOP, goes green

Governor testifying in DC on climate change initiatives

Weld rejoins Republican ranks

If former governor takes the presidential plunge, will be as primary foe to Trump

The life (and death) stories that drive Andrea Campbell

Boston city council president has turned incredible adversity into strength

Car-free development taking root

New buildings come with lots of amenities – but no parking

Warren in the cross-hairs — where she wants to be

Pummeling from plutocrats welcome news for Wall Street nemesis

House bill quietly filed on education funding

Added payments for low-income students emerging as key difference

Baker calls for more school funds — and accountability

Plan sets stage for big Beacon Hill education debate

Globe series exposes dismal reality about Boston schools

Even the best and brightest often not ready for college

State board approves novel charter expansion plan

New Bedford charter would integrate enrollment with district system

Millionaire tax back in play

Supporters says new approach will sidestep constitutional issues

Will Gillette get nicked or boosted by #MeToo ad?

Boston razor company dives into the culture wars

Trying times for Hampshire College

Amherst school seeks merger partnership

Riley proposes novel solution to charter school battle

Education officials hope agreement on New Bedford school will be a model

Getting to yes on new education funding

Will new money come with strings attached?

Pressley moving from Dorchester home

Says her family is outgrowing Ashmont condo