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

$176 million lawsuit filed against Holyoke Soldiers’ Home officials

Veteran’s family sues former vets secretary Urena, superintent Walsh

Veterans tell Baker: Listen to us

Lots of pushback on fast-tracking Baker’s veterans’ home bill

What happened to the transportation revenue bill?  

Senate scuttles major House tax priority amid pandemic 

Healey sues Uber, Lyft for misclassifying drivers

Lawsuit says drivers are employees, not contractors

State quietly restores plastic bag bans 

Many businesses still don’t know about order 

Voting rights groups sue Galvin over mail-in voting

Say secretary of state must send out ballot applications this week despite funding delay

COVID database filled with holes despite law

State lags in meeting new reporting requirements

Marijuana companies hid illegal pesticide use

Regulators levy hefty fines on Garden Remedies and Healthy Pharms

Here’s what you need to know about 2020 mail-in voting

Early mail-in voting available for primary and general elections

Gyms, museums, movie theaters can reopen Monday

As other states pull back, Mass. moving to Phase 3

No simple roundabout dispute

Native American artifacts collide with sidewalk politics

Under pressure, N. Brookfield selectmen postpone July 4 parade

Board had questioned differences between protests, celebrations

Substance use treatment changing at Plymouth prison

Guards withdrawn, treatment expanded for civil commitments

Veterans Secretary Francisco Urena resigns

Report will be released soon on COVID-19 outbreak at Soldiers’ Home

Auditor employees violated conflict of interest law

Tried to use audit to sell their firm’s software to state agency

Race comments roil public sector workforce

Free speech doesn’t allow racist speech by public employees

Juneteenth observances growing amid racial unrest

Companies giving day off; some propose official holiday

Lawmakers considering novel budget approaches

With time short, interim budget under consideration

Baker releases plan to decertify police for misconduct

Bill would standardize training, give public access to info on officers

Baker urges protesters to get COVID-19 tests

Massachusetts setting up 52 free pop-up screening sites

Childcare provider: ‘I’m scared for my business’

Says state guidelines not conducive to caring for children

Many businesses closed by COVID are not coming back

Retail association says 30% of members fear going under