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

Two surgeons who are moms jump into politics

Form PAC to elect Democratic health care workers to Congress

Sports betting regulators confront licensing quirks

Applicants say temp licenses, head starts don’t make sense

Barnstable commissioner candidate minimizes ties to Oath Keepers

Beaty says he gave small donation to far-right group in 2014

Marijuana delivery companies seek repeal of two-driver rule

Businesses struggle with profitability; ‘It’s literally impossible’

Why are migrants being flown to Martha’s Vineyard? 

An explainer on the border crisis and how Mass. has been drawn into the fray

Mail-in voting didn’t boost primary turnout

Wealthier suburbs tended to use new voting method

Demand picking up a bit for new Omicron booster shots

Mass. reports 91,400 vaccine doses administered last week

Opposing camps evenly matched on millionaire tax fight

Teacher unions raise $10m, businesses just over $9m

SJC to referee another medical parole dispute 

Advocates say DOC too restrictive on eligibility

SJC tells judges to grant marijuana expungements

Decision may be moot because new law simplifies process

SJC hears Sal DiMasi lobbying case 

Decision hinges on whether federal conviction is disqualifying 

In DA, sheriff races, reformers seek change from inside

But elections will test whether that’s what voters want

New CCC chair consulted for cannabis companies

O’Brien says she has no current involvement with industry

Galvin predicts high voter turnout in primary

Nearly 375,000 ballots have already been cast

Former treasurer Shannon O’Brien picked to lead cannabis board 

New Cannabis Control Commission chair ran unsuccessfully for governor 

SJC says Legislature has broad powers on voting

Court explains why it dismissed early, no-excuse voting challenge

Palfrey quits AG’s race, endorses Campbell

Cites one-time rival’s ‘lived experience’

A new home for recently incarcerated transgender people 

Cambridge house is first of its kind in New England