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

Momentum growing for ed funding bill

Will measure include other reform provisions?

State rep’s rail-car warning echoes in DC

Congress, Pentagon, and now Metro transit system share concerns over Chinese firm

Warren faces the affability ceiling

For women candidates, likability test looms

Rollins takes office with reform agenda   

New Suffolk County prosecutor sworn in on platform of change

Rollins brings mandate for change – and blunt style – to Suffolk DA’s job

With reform talk in the air, Boston’s new prosecutor prepares to take the reins

Are Chinese rail cars a Trojan horse?

MBTA’s contract with CRRC worries GOP rep

Trump the criminal justice reformer

Tough-on-crime president gets religion on calls for change

Sudders talks health care

State’s top health care official is ready for ‘Baker 2.0’

Moulton caves — and declares victory

With Pelosi concessions, Salem rep ends leadership challenge

Housing blues is long-running lament

Resisting new construction is a time-honored Mass. practice

Globe to Warren: Just say no

Is would-be White House run hitting the skids?

Judging the judge

Two takes from the Globe on Newton jurist

Former senator Joyce died from overdose

Medical examiner report cites ‘acute pentobarbital intoxication’

BPD commish shows his blue colors

Gross rant at ACLU undermines his community cred

Pushed out of Roxbury

Displacement fears draw overflow crowd to Dudley hearing

This bud’s for you

Legal pot happens; history of all sorts is made

Mega misses — or wins?

With no Olympics or Amazon, we’ll just have to do our jobs

Nurse staffing study left union in the dark

Nurses’ association faults state panel on pivotal report

Charter school lesson plans

New book calls for a reset following divisive fight

A hard line against colorful hardliners

Lyons paid the price. Could Hodgson too?

Nurse staffing measure soundly defeated

Uncertainty over impact doomed ballot question

Teacher union backing of Weymouth Republican riles new super PAC

Education activists say O’Connor betrays progressive values

Baker and Trump: the home stretch

Governor can’t wait for a break from topic

In Pittsburgh synagogue attack, a dark echo

A toxic climate enables the impulses of those on the fringe

Globe and Herald throw endorsement curves

Globe backs Libertarian for auditor; Herald supports Healey

Moving toward Election Day

Transportation takes a front seat

Warren’s wobbly week

Will DNA test rollout help or hurt?