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

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?

On nurse ballot measure, Dems line up with labor

Are policy points secondary to union loyalty?

Clashing views on nurse staffing question

Experts offer sharply differing takes to Health Policy Commission

‘I’ve done nothing wrong,’ declares Correia

Fall River mayor strikes defiant tone following federal indictment

Who’s guarding the guards?

State Police scandal only getting worse

Does Harvard have constitutional protection from Gonzalez tax?

John Adams gave university special status, but taxation waiver is unclear

For Baker, mum’s the word on allegations against son

Governor refuses to divulge whether feds have closed sexual assault case

Health commission report: Big cost increases from nurse ballot question

Analysis supports hospital arguments that measure would drive up health care costs

New Bedford’s charter school battle

Expansion proposal roils the Whaling City

Boston housing officials shoot the messengers

Employees disciplined for airing uncomfortable truth

Gonzalez calls for Baker to fire MBTA general manager

Challenger cites lawsuit against Texas company Ramirez ran

Boston ups housing goal in face of population boom

Huge growth prompts city to revise production targets

A clash of housing visions

Pro-growth ‘YIMBY’ conference arrives in Boston, faces pushback from tenant activists

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