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

SJC case could upend franchise laws

7-Eleven franchisees want to be treated like employees

Demand for housing assistance accelerating rapidly

Boston agency distributes $63m over year, $74m in next 6 months

A hole in the middle

With Baker out, where do moderates go? 

Baker clarifies stance on vaccine QR codes

Says he remains opposed to vaccine passport mandate

Judge dismisses criminal charges against Bennett Walsh

Finds Holyoke Soldiers’ Home superintendent not liable for COVID outbreak

Berkshire DA Harrington part of effort to shed light on plea deals

‘I know we’re going to see racial disparities,’ she says

Students didn’t return to public schools this year

Enrollment remained constant after pandemic-related drop

Report finds older adults use telehealth far less than others 

Seniors may lack access to devices or the ability to use them 

House votes to strengthen control of health system expansions

Move comes as Mass General Brigham pursues controversial growth in suburbs

Rural towns seek money to repay broadband debt

Run into limits on how federal COVID funds can be used

Progressive group slams House for lack of professionalism, transparency

Authors of report include 3 ex-reps – Kaufman, Hecht, and Heroux

Bill would let Tompkins hold men solely for substance use treatment 

Legislation is latest chapter in debate over civil commitments in correctional facilities 

Baker refiles marijuana-impaired driving bill 

Would give courts tools to penalize drugged driving 

Senate unveils major mental health bill

Would require health insurers to cover annual wellness exams

Hospitals help mental health patients – by sending them away 

New diversion programs attempt to ease ER waits of hours or days

The kids are not okay

Violence, mental health struggles highlight pandemic’s effects

Mariano backs bill to provide more scrutiny of hospital expansions

Speaker wants Health Policy Commission to analyze market impacts