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

For tax plan, Gonzalez’s gives it the college try

Cool reception for idea of taxing big endowments

Superintendent showdown

Groups don’t want interim Perille to seek job

Conley will resign DA’s post early

Suffolk prosecutor will join high-powered Boston law and lobbying firm

Disagreeing agreeably

Nassour and Mermell talk politics across the partisan divide  

DeLeo spins a positive tale

Speaker calls election a ‘good night’ despite defeat of key lieutenants

Rollins rolls to big win in Suffolk DA race

Outsider Harrington topples Berkshire DA, Ryan reelected in MIddlesex

Pressley leads changing of the guard

Defeat of Capuano ushers in new face of Democrats

Liberal groups boost Sanchez challenger

Backing for Elugardo has House budget chairman running scared

Palfrey and Tingle on the quest to be the Dems’ No. 2

LG candidates bring very different backgrounds to primary race

The law-and-order candidate – with a twist

Suffolk DA hopeful Henning reaches out to those he helped lock up

Are the parties over?

Independents continue to grow as share of electorate

Triple-A duel: Zimbalist vs. Matheson

Economists argue the merits of Worcester’s minor league stadium

All the president’s mess

It was a bad day for Trump, but how bad is far from clear

Charter battle heats up in New Bedford

Mayor Mitchell says expansion would be devastating to city schools

Full-court press against Trump’s media attacks

Globe leads effort among editorial pages nationwide

Progressive leaders rally behind Sanchez

House budget chief looks to blunt challenge from his left

Freeze criticism of ICE?

Even US attorney bringing charges seems to dismiss the idea

Opioids’ path of destruction in construction

Sector accounts for one-quarter of all overdose deaths

In Middlesex DA’s race, a progressive face-off

Ryan facing spirited challenge with calls for reform in the air

A real-life mystery at Boston library

3 workers under suspension, but for what?

No consensus on Capuano-Pressley showdown

Hard to handicap race in unpredictable climate

In Suffolk DA’s race, calls to coalesce

Groups urge blacks, progressives not to split their vote

Growing calls to tackle traffic’s toll

Pioneer Institute leaders say Baker should OK pilot toll program

Can we outsmart traffic and parking woes?

Apps and congestion pricing latest attempts to aid drivers

Sanchez in hot seat on immigration measure

Challenger says he’s answering to Speaker, not Jamaica Plain constituents

GOP Senate hopefuls do the Trump squirm

No one wants to alienate conservative party base

Parent provocateur

Mom-in-chief Keri Rodrigues rallies parents on education issues, but her past work on charters dogs her

A towering battle

State approval of a waterfront zoning plan brings controversy