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

Employer policies add to roadway gridlock

Little movement by political leaders to change car culture

Agreement reached on ed funding bill 

Legislation directs $1.5b in new aid, restores state oversight from original proposal

A Patrick run lands locally with a thud

Little hometown love for possible presidential run

Education bill hinges on accountability tussle

Role of state in overseeing spending at issue 

Loopy coverage says more about media than Legislature

Citizen bill to ban ‘bitch’ utterance gets undue attention

House unveils education bill — minus controversial Senate amendment

Restores state education commissioner authority over district plans

Does Warren have plan for Medicare-for-All questions?

Health plan cost and tax details threaten her momentum

A caution on hiking ‘regressive’ gas tax

Report says any increase should be accompanied by measures to cushion blow

Correia declares victory in retreat

Fall River mayor defiant in the face of indictments, election drubbing

Kennedy still struggling to frame Senate run 

Challenger brings passion; less clear on argument for taking on Markey  

Tackling traffic, fixing the T, and saving the planet

Innovation economy attempting to take on the challenge

Wu calls for abolishing Boston Planning and Development Agency

Vows to lead citywide effort to mobilize support for change 

Senate approves big boost in school aid

Reform advocates sound alarm over changes to accountability oversight

No welcome wagon for sober houses

Way stations for those battling addiction face growing opposition

On education bill, funding and taxes loom large

$1 billion difference between lawmakers' bill and Baker plan

All politics is local

Did Bernie kill hopes for more affordable housing in Cambridge?

Widespread praise for ed funding bill

Money and new accountability measures offer something to all

Long-awaited education funding bill unveiled

Calls for 'unprecedented' $1.4 billion boost in state aid, much of it to poorer communities

Epstein, MIT, and ‘sugar-daddy science’

Scandal reveals deeper problem in US research

The ‘conscience of Boston’ 

Rev. Michael Haynes, Roxbury icon, MLK colleague and contemporary, dies at 92 

Lights out for Doyle’s

Iconic Jamaica Plain watering hole to close

Rollins scores big win with SJC

Court says judge had no authority to prevent DA from dropping cases

Defense attorney: Judge Sinnott ‘has no leg to stand on’

Susan Church recounts what happened before she was led away in cuffs

Disorder in the court

Judge overrules DA’s attempt to drop charges against counter-protesters

For Joe Kennedy, the urgency of now

He’s yet to articulate rationale for a Senate challenge, but that may not matter

Gronk running new pattern — hawking CBD

Former Pats star goes from beer chugger to medicine man

Corruption or advocacy?

Edwards concerned advocacy is now considered extortion