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

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