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

Where is the state’s $1.1b in federal funds going?

Breakdown shows most legislative earmarks were funded

Massachusetts ends fiscal 2020 with $700 million budget hole 

Baker proposes diverting capital gains taxes from rainy day fund 

Pilot program will offer early morning childcare in Boston 

5 a.m. start could help construction, hospitality workers 

COVID notes: New rapid tests to go to schools

Baker says Mass. leads nation in coronavirus testing

Despite infection concerns, Baker reopens more venues

New rules start Monday, but only in low-risk communities

Two at Holyoke Soldiers’ Home face criminal charges

Healey: Case is 1st in US against nursing home officials during COVID-19

Marijuana delivery regs stir concerns on competition

Amid Amazon-ification worries, chair embraces capitalism

Critics say Holyoke Soldiers’ Home chronically underfunded 

Differences in residents’ needs make comparisons to Chelsea difficult 

Riley presses districts that are starting year with remote learning  

Commissioner ‘concerned’ that ‘green’ districts are opening with no in-person classes 

Bar oversight agency considers misconduct by attorneys in lab scandal case 

Three former assistant AGs accused of withholding evidence in Sonja Farak case 

Even basics in dispute on Right to Repair ballot question

Is the proposal a simple update or a cybersecurity threat?

SJC lobbies lawmakers on police reform

Urges passage of Senate provision on traffic stops

COVID-19 vaccine unlikely to be a silver bullet

Experts rein in expectations; long process ahead

Grappling with ‘driving while black,’ SJC offers help

Sets lower bar for proving racial profiling in traffic stops

Revised medical parole rules draw fire

Lawmakers, advocates say DOC makes releases too difficult

For SJC, Baker tends to favor smart, moderate judges

Governor facing pressure to increase court’s diversity

Health insurance premiums to rise 8% next year

Rise comes despite downturn in health care spending

SJC Chief Justice Ralph Gants dies  

Wide praise for court leader as champion of equal justice  

Agencies scramble to offer school-day childcare 

‘Equity pods’ will help low-income families during remote learning 

Opposition forming to ranked-choice voting

Foes say voters can’t rank candidates they don’t know