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

Calls grow to put brakes on Eastie land deal

MBTA control board to discuss easement bid on Monday

Ayanna Pressley, measured bomb-thrower

Boston rep straddles insider vs. outsider identity

Old friends now in Beacon Hill face-off

Back in the day, DiMasi and Galvin shared meals and State House gossip

Baker flunks driver’s license test

From ‘Gov. Fix-It’ to governor flubs it

Will Baker get on the T revenue train?

Chorus of voices grows in call for more urgent action

Riley casts vision for education change

Says 'deeper learning,' new assessments should be part of next chapter

Seaport: Boondoggle or model for future?

Coastal development vulnerable, but city says it’s ready

Nearly $1 billion funding difference in education bills

Report highlights big gains Gateway Cities would see under ‘Promise Act’

A Swift return

Former GOP governor back in Boston to helm ed tech organization

Putting standardized testing to the test

UMass Lowell’s Jack Schneider says our testing focus is damaging to schools and kids

Riley throws in towel on New Bedford charter plan  

Turns to backup plan for larger charter school in wake of Beacon Hill roadblocks

New Bedford charter school plan on the ropes

Home rule debate revives statewide education battle

In Newton, the everyday version of “Varsity Blues” scandal

One of every three students at high school get special allowance for SAT and ACT tests

‘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?