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

Marijuana consumers flock to medical market

With recreational sales shuttered, people are seeking options

Virus notes: Concerns rise at long-term care facilities

Positive tests in Suffolk County more than double in 6 days

Remembering the dead

122 Mass. residents have died even before surge

State budget writers are starting over

Hearing next week will address drastic revenue drop

State hits some snags in working from home

Unions give Baker administration a mixed grade

How vets died of COVID-19 and no one knew

Officials at Holyoke facility, in Baker administration failed to report deaths

11 die at Holyoke Soldiers’ Home amid COVID-19 outbreak

Superintendent at state-run facility placed on paid leave

Virus notes: Mass. among top states on testing

Wear masks, says Korean doc; Baker seeks public’s help

Holyoke’s Alex Morse adapts to the curveballs

‘This is 24/7, we want to save as many lives as possible,’ says the mayor

Virus notes: Frustrated Baker almost says God-damned

Med students to rescue; unemployment claims soaring

Senate strips Tran of his leadership position

Bars Republican from his own office for using staffers on campaign

Congress poised to pass historic aid package

But many pols worry it doesn’t go far enough

Baker closes Mass. schools through May 4

Riley sees ‘amazing opportunity’ to rethink education

Arts shutdown cost $58 million

8,000 Mass. cultural jobs affected by COVID-19

Virus notes: Finding purpose

Election dates pushed ahead; eviction bill coming 

Baker orders non-essential businesses shuttered

No mandatory stay-at-home; liquor, not pot, stores deemed essential

Hospitals crowdsource protective equipment

Living rooms have been turned into makeshift supply centers

Working from home, with kids

It’s going to get harder on Monday

Processing 3,500 virus tests/day target for next week

Since the crisis began, 2,271 patient samples have been tested

Virus notes: Baker orders child care shift

Biotech: Treatment months away, vaccine at least a year

Legislative work on ice

State lawmakers respond to the pandemic

When the show does not go on

The arts take a huge hit from coronavirus crisis

Virus notes: Boston construction grinds to halt

State House closing to visitors; schools closing, meals continuing

Hospitals face mask shortages

Lack of protective gear imperils providers

What’s behind the COVID-19 testing bottleneck

Baker pushes feds: ‘This is a critical issue for us’