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

Advocates say Baker trying to gut prison mental health law

Governor ‘s proposal seeks to limit transfers to psychiatric facilities

Worker dies at Holyoke cannabis cultivation facility

OSHA fines Trulieve $35,000 after employee’s death

Two surgeons who are moms jump into politics

Form PAC to elect Democratic health care workers to Congress

Sports betting regulators confront licensing quirks

Applicants say temp licenses, head starts don’t make sense

Barnstable commissioner candidate minimizes ties to Oath Keepers

Beaty says he gave small donation to far-right group in 2014

Marijuana delivery companies seek repeal of two-driver rule

Businesses struggle with profitability; ‘It’s literally impossible’

Why are migrants being flown to Martha’s Vineyard? 

An explainer on the border crisis and how Mass. has been drawn into the fray

Mail-in voting didn’t boost primary turnout

Wealthier suburbs tended to use new voting method

Demand picking up a bit for new Omicron booster shots

Mass. reports 91,400 vaccine doses administered last week

Opposing camps evenly matched on millionaire tax fight

Teacher unions raise $10m, businesses just over $9m

SJC to referee another medical parole dispute 

Advocates say DOC too restrictive on eligibility

SJC tells judges to grant marijuana expungements

Decision may be moot because new law simplifies process

SJC hears Sal DiMasi lobbying case 

Decision hinges on whether federal conviction is disqualifying