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

What does Baker’s exit mean for Mass. politics?

Former GOP chair Jennifer Nassour and Democrat Liam Kerr take stock 

A hole in the middle

With Baker out, where do moderates go? 

Baker, Polito say they won’t seek re-election

Two-term governor, LG pass on going for 3d term, ending an era

What if we didn’t shop till we drop? 

Supply chain worries underscore our compulsion to consume

Wu holds forth on policing, vaccine passports, and Walsh documentary

Fields questions in first appearance as mayor on GBH radio show 

Wu endorses Edwards in special election for state Senate

New Boston mayor looks to cash in some political capital right away

Wu proposes expanded free MBTA bus service

Mayor wants to use $8 million in federal aid to eliminate fares on 3 routes for two years

Rocky road continues at Biogen

Cambridge drug maker’s top scientist leaving

Poll finds parents bullish on return to in-person learning 

Optimism mixed with concern about support resources  

Could infrastructure bill put East-West rail on track? 

$66 billion for Amtrak is included in the legislation 

What will Boston’s new Wuniverse bring? 

Michelle Wu won big -- and set expectations high 

Wu replicates exact Menino margin and map

New mayor’s win shows same citywide reach of her former boss

Who were the winners and losers (besides the candidates)? 

The behind-the-scenes scorecard from Tuesday’s election

Wu wins in a romp

Historic victory gives Boston its first woman mayor, first leader of color

Joseph Feaster, who led campaign for appointed Boston School Committee, has changed his mind 

Prominent Black attorney now favors a ‘hybrid’ model of appointed and elected members 

In Boston mayor’s race, newspaper endorsements a faint voice  

Open contest for mayor notable for editorial page silence 

Boston mayoral candidates steer clear of firm goals for students

Wu, Essaibi George campaign plans don’t include performance targets for troubled school district 

A fix for the crisis at Mass. and Cass? 

Tompkins says jail facility can be part of the solution

Wu says local-option tax could help fund fare-free MBTA service 

Mayoral candidate says free bus service would be a first step 

Does Wu have a Teflon coating?

Essaibi George tries to stick it to mayoral race frontrunner

Wu and Essaibi George face off in Boston mayoral debate

A few sparks fly, but it's mostly a civil affair with plenty of agreement on issues

Poll shows big lead for Wu in Boston mayor’s race

With debate tonight, Essaibi George faces pressure to shift the momentum 

FDA’s controversial approval of Alzheimer’s drug draws calls for reform

Boston area experts say it spotlights systemic flaws in the health care system

Is it Wu’s race to lose?

Ferriabough Bolling and Connolly say Essaibi George needs to turn the tide

Here’s the Diehl with wacky Mass. politics 

Trump endorsement underscores state’s odd party dynamics

Ayanna Pressley endorses Michelle Wu in Boston mayor’s race

Congresswoman gives a progressive boost to former colleague

Vaccine fight only latest bad headline for State Police

Union insists officers shouldn’t be required to get immunization

What went wrong for Framingham’s 1st mayor?

Amid tensions with city council, abandoned by former allies, Yvonne Spicer is fighting for her political life

Janey endorses Wu for mayor

Acting Boston mayor’s backing huge coup in quest for Black support