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

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

‘Methadone Mile’ problems mounting on Boston Common

City faces similar challenge at its signature public park

Encore eating into Conn., Rhode Island gambling revenue  

Everett casino pulls in nearly $50m in first full month 

‘No more real newspaper’ in Worcester

Cuts turning Telegram into a ‘ghost newspaper’

Brawls at Everett casino? You bet

3 early morning fights put spotlight on late-night liquor

Breaking down “Operation Clean Sweep”

The tension between public safety and public health

The complicated legacy of ‘broken windows’ policing 

Does it empower communities or put them under siege?

The taxing matter of education funding

Will lawmakers boost aid if it means new taxes?

Lawmakers eat away at transparency

Chinese takeout exposes stubborn public record stand

Alex Morse wants to change how Washington works

Holyoke mayor says Richie Neal wields power, but for whom?

After showdown, all systems go at New Bedford charter school

As teachers report, Alma del Mar having no problem filling seats

State calls off sale of East Boston easement rights

Bows to pressure from transportation advocates calling for comprehensive planning process

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