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

At UMass Amherst, admission easier for out-of-state applicants

Report says aggressive recruitment coming at expense of Mass. students

Tracing Latino educational inequality

In Massachusetts, Latino college graduation gap among widest in US

NFL owners yield to Trump, bottom line

New policy states players must stand on the sidelines or remain in locker room during the national anthem

Devin McCourty tackles criminal justice reform

New England Patriots co-captain sits down with CommonWealth magazine to discuss his platform for change

Gonzalez, Massie share stage — and views

Debate reveals little difference between Democrats on issues

All bets are on

Legalized sports betting may be on its way to Massachusetts

The Codcast: “Time to degree’ is key

As the road to a college degree is increasingly filled with obstacles, states and institutions need to take action

Diehl reverts to form

An upcoming fundraiser plays to Diehl's Trumpian base

Senate calls for ed funding formula revamp

Lawmakers say the state is not making good on promise of 1993 reform law

West Station wrangling

Transit advocates say building the station now will influence future development

Comity club

Capuano, Pressley largely in sync at forum on race issues

50 years of walking for hunger

'Food insecurity' on the rise in Mass. as annual walk approaches

Rosenberg on the outs

Leaders on Beacon Hill call for Stan Rosenberg to resign

Report: Rosenberg failed to protect Senate from his spouse

Committee finds no rules violations, recommends barring former Senate president from leadership positions

The Codcast: Freeland rips UMass Amherst-Mt. Ida deal

Richard Freeland sits down to discuss his concerns with Commonwealth Magazine

Baker rolls to GOP endorsement

But will face unwelcome primary challenge from conservative pastor

Capuano, Pressley tout assets with soft touch

For each, pushing their strong suit carries risk

Airbnb goes inhospitable

The home-sharing site lays into Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu for her proposed restrictions

Criminal justice bill reaches finish line

Baker signs comprehensive legislation, while signaling concern with parts of it

The Ryan reverberations

Paul Ryan's departure could elevate intraparty tensions on both sides of the aisle

Boston Herald editorial page editor riddle answered

Herald Radio producer Tom Shattuck named to post

House budget proposes new re-entry spending

Advocates cheer efforts to fund recidivism reduction programs

A first take from Suffolk DA hopefuls

Henning, viewed as moderate in the race, insists he would have voted for reform bill

The Herald’s phantom editorial page

Unclear who’s running paper’s opinion page under new ownership

Has Wynn’s luck run out?

The MA Gaming Commission has a tough hand to play

With criminal justice bill passed, what about services for ex-inmates?

While state leaders talked about reducing recidivism, reentry programs to do that were being cut