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

Healey sues PFAS manufacturers

Seeks money to pay for environmental remediation

Murals: An emerging form of community development

Many cities find urban art can be transformative

Lawmakers move closer to addressing nagging cannabis questions

Like Senate, House deals with host community agreements, expungement, taxation

State workforce shrinks to 2012 levels

Higher ed hit hardest, with UMass system losing 483 employees

Mass. agrees to pay $56m to settle Holyoke Soldiers’ Home lawsuit

84 veterans died of COVID-19 at facility; 84 more were infected

DeLeo feels ‘right at home’ in new academic life

Former House speaker brings his real-world experience to Northeastern classrooms 

Meth use poses rising threat in Massachusetts

Report cites need for more harm reduction tactics for stimulant use

Report says DCF needs to incorporate family input into policies

Law Reform Institute gives voice to concerns of parents, youth

Child Advocate says ‘system failed’ Harmony Montgomery 

Report says DCF, court put parents’ rights over child’s wellbeing 

What finally put undocumented immigrant driver’s license bill in play? 

Language of legislation, political climate have changed to boost its prospects 

Nantucket voters send short-term rental regs back for more work 

Decline to pass zoning rules to either restrict or allow rentals 

Lesser says ‘broad consensus’ explains sports betting voice vote

Despite House-Senate differences, McGowan says odds of passage good

SJC will consider challenges to all four ballot questions

Three lawsuits aim to throw questions out due to ‘relatedness’

State Rep. David LeBoeuf arrested for drunken driving 

Worcester lawmaker had blood alcohol level almost four times legal limit