Shira Schoenberg

Reporter, CommonWealth

About Shira Schoenberg

Shira Schoenberg is a reporter at CommonWealth magazine. Shira previously worked for more than seven years at the Springfield Republican/MassLive.com where she covered state politics and elections, covering topics as diverse as the launch of the legal marijuana industry, problems with the state's foster care system and the elections of U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Gov. Charlie Baker. Shira won the Massachusetts Bar Association's 2018 award for Excellence in Legal Journalism and has had several stories win awards from the New England Newspaper and Press Association. Shira covered the 2012 New Hampshire presidential primary for the Boston Globe. Before that, she worked for the Concord (N.H.) Monitor, where she wrote about state government, City Hall and Barack Obama's 2008 New Hampshire primary campaign. Shira holds a master's degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.

About Shira Schoenberg

Shira Schoenberg is a reporter at CommonWealth magazine. Shira previously worked for more than seven years at the Springfield Republican/MassLive.com where she covered state politics and elections, covering topics as diverse as the launch of the legal marijuana industry, problems with the state's foster care system and the elections of U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Gov. Charlie Baker. Shira won the Massachusetts Bar Association's 2018 award for Excellence in Legal Journalism and has had several stories win awards from the New England Newspaper and Press Association. Shira covered the 2012 New Hampshire presidential primary for the Boston Globe. Before that, she worked for the Concord (N.H.) Monitor, where she wrote about state government, City Hall and Barack Obama's 2008 New Hampshire primary campaign. Shira holds a master's degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.

Stories by Shira Schoenberg

Congressional reps back calls for more inclusive State House 

Eight members sign letter supporting black staffers’ demands 

Amid pandemic, health care visits still haven’t rebounded 

Emergency room visits in Massachusetts 20 percent below normal 

State will roll out rapid testing in 134 school districts 

College students traveling for Thanksgiving must get tested 

Death of Fall River boy puts DCF in spotlight again  

14-year-old under state oversight was malnourished, bruised when he died  

Senate still not taking up transportation revenues

Advocates say transit needs exacerbated by pandemic

Tribe chairman arrested for extortion related to Taunton casino

Head of architecture firm allegedly paid $57,000 in bribes

Bickford reelected to lead Mass. Democratic Party

Wins race against 2 opponents, despite Morse scandal

Senate spending plan hews close to House version

Lawmakers hoping to wrap up budget around Thanksgiving

House budget addresses COVID-related education dilemmas

Looks at early education, K-12 issues, digital divide

House rejects tax amendment as budget debate opens

Cusack says Senate is unwilling to go along with revenue measure

Overturning Affordable Care Act could cost Massachusetts billions 

Tens of thousands of people at risk of losing health insurance  

Hotel workers hoping for pandemic job protections 

‘Right to recall’ proposed as budget amendment 

Mass. Democratic Party chair candidates look toward 2022

Race focusing on who’s best to win back corner office

Supporting player or power broker?

Democrats square off over role of party chair

The case for Donald Trump

Outside of the Mass. bubble, the president has a lot of support

Report faults Democratic Party staff for handling of Morse allegations

Criticizes top officials but says they did not attempt to undermine candidate