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

Raimondo makes the pitch for Bloomberg

Rhode Island governor calls billionaire businessman Democrats’ best hope

Advocates sound alarm over proposed limits on abuse reports

Bill pending in Senate would put some records off-limits to public

Lelling plugs fed role on corruption probes

‘If we don’t do it, it might not get done,’ he says

State suspending farm food benefits program

For second year in row, demand outstripping funding

Baker signs law creating caregiver abuse registry

Victims with disabilities particularly vulnerable to harm

Senate passes mental health bill

Bill addresses insurance coverage and provider availability

2 Walsh aides cleared of federal charges

Judge overturns jury verdict, cites lack of payoffs

Healey sues JUUL for creating youth vaping epidemic

Alleges firm launched new generation of nicotine addiction

Ed coalition urges focus on students with greatest need

Group call for careful monitoring of district spending under new funding law

How pro should college athletes go?

Bills would allow endorsement deals, require payments from schools

House jumps back into pot policy

Bill makes clear the cap on ‘community impact fees’

Gun control redux

Warren pushes new bill, but same outcome expected

SJC: Blind people can serve as jurors

Judges would decide on case-by-case basis

New system lets survivors track rape kits

Law will also expedite crime lab processing

Suit says civilly committed man denied medical care

Case spotlights practice of treating addiction in prison settings

Bill would help vets get medical pot

Opponents say legislation creates dangerous shortcuts

SJC voids medical parole regulations

Rules DOC must be more helpful to inmates

Ex-Fox News host joins State House battle on nondisclosure agreements

The ‘silence can feel like suffocating,’ says Gretchen Carlson

As expected, new ed funding helps Gateway Cities

But all communities benefit, even the state’s wealthiest

Priority-status pot entrepreneurs feeling frustrated

Vent about municipalities, licensing process, lack of money

Baker proposes all-new MBTA board

Would include 7 members, meet 12 times a year

Baker proposes $1 fee per ride-hailing trip

Would use portion of money to boost MBTA funding