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

Health Policy Commission backs provider price caps

Agency seeks more tools to rein in health care costs

SJC upholds $21m verdict against Phillip Morris

Ruling involving Lynn man opens door to other wrongful death lawsuits

Incumbent mayors in Framingham, Gloucester face uphill battles

Spicer, Romeo Theken take drubbings but make it into finals

Baker: National Guard to assist with school transportation

Mariano says federal aid spending plan could come by Thanksgiving

Galvin predicts turnout of 100,000 in Boston

In all, 15 preliminary elections set for Tuesday

SJC sets limits on use of police body camera footage

Video shot in home cannot be used for unrelated investigation

SJC urged to reduce prison population during COVID

DOC says 81% of inmates vaccinated; zero active cases

Baker aide Zooms in on sewage overflow problems

During heavy rains, sewage flows into Merrimack River

Department of Correction finally hires ombudsman 

Advocates criticize selection of UMass Medical School 

Will Hampden County courthouse finally get fixed?

Mold-filled building has posed health hazard for years

At-home COVID tests surging in popularity

As kits fly off shelves, concerns about data reporting rise

State House vaccine mandates raise questions for lawmakers

Could an unvaccinated legislator be barred from voting?

Baker expands vaccine mandates

Includes all long-term-care workers and home health aides

State scrambles to get federal money to former foster youth 

Clock runs out in September on millions of dollars in pandemic aid 

In Kingston, dueling policies over masks

Health board imposed a mask mandate; school committee lifted it

Meet the state’s only Black home birth midwife

During pregnancy, ‘You’re looked at as a Black woman first,’ says Stephanie Johnson

Love in a time of COVID

Dating, marriage look different

Some state workers get $2,000 bonus for pandemic work

New contracts give correction officers, direct care workers hazard pay

How 2 Roxbury families are keeping marijuana business local

First store targeted for Newbury St., Nubian Square next

Latest VaxMillions winners named

It’s questionable whether lottery is upping vaccinations

Baker order requires nursing home staff to be vaccinated

Policy shift for governor, who has opposed mandates in past