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

‘Promise Act’ ed bill would be boon for Boston

House chair questions money for well-off cities

Kraft to lawyers: Do your job

Patriots owner may beat rap, but what about his rep?

Teachers union, residents sue to block New Bedford charter school plan

Lawsuit looks to scuttle proposal state ed commissioner called sensible compromise

Mayors say they’ll sue over education aid if Beacon Hill doesn’t act

Gateway City officials say they're at the breaking point in funding schools

Holding Steven close

Peace institute has helped Ronald Odom heal, but can't erase the pain of his son’s murder

Health care chairs vow action on price variation

Benson and Friedman say Legislature can’t ignore issue

Boston taps high-stakes testing opponent

New superintendent opposes 10th grade MCAS graduation requirement

A pot research bonanza

Industry investor donates $9 million to study marijuana’s effects

On Boston superintendent pick, mayor’s view looms large

Walsh doesn’t get a vote, but his is the biggest voice

Juul says it’s only here to help

E-cigarette maker ad blitz comes as new risks emerge

Homing in on new Boston superintendent

Is local finalist in the driver’s seat?

The Rollins rule: play straight with me

DA calls out Baker administration moves

A health care leader from the grassroots

East Boston’s Manny Lopes emerging as player on city, state level

Hampshire College president resigns

Trustees shelve merger idea, will pursue aggressive fundraising to remain independent school

Buttigieg brings buzz to Boston

Young presidential candidate rallies millennials to get involved

Is New York showing up ‘progressive’ Mass.?

Empire State takes big steps on traffic, bail, plastic bags

Police-worn body cameras not panning out

Results much more mixed than some expected

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