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

House floats UMass health sciences school at Mount Ida campus

Rep. Lawn proposal seeks to address healthcare workforce shortage

Climate, downtowns, housing focus of Baker spending bill

Governor urges quick movement on $3.5 billion economic development plan

No easy glide path for Black marijuana CEOs 

Boston conference aims to educate cannabis industry leaders of color 

William Allen granted parole after 28 years in jail

One of two men whose murder sentence was commuted by Baker

Task force seeks to phase out use of “forever chemicals”

PFAS used in firefighting foam, everyday products create health hazards

Baker, with business backing, renews push for tax relief 

Governor says Massachusetts has money to support cuts while supporting programs

Demolition redo: Petersham must vote again on fate of Nichewaug Inn 

Special town meeting that approved razing historic hotel not properly noticed 

State seeks $600m in Robin Hood Medicaid plan

New approach with hospital tax would boost federal aid

House spending plan prioritizes investments, ignores tax relief

State would cover cost of prison phone calls, school meals

Koonce murder sentence commuted after 31 years in jail

Parole Board says ex-Marine from Brockton ‘suitable candidate’

Senate passes a marijuana equity bill

Measure creates public loan fund, regulates host community agreements

Holocaust museum planned for downtown Boston

Philanthropists buy $11.5 million building on Freedom Trail

Republican accuses Dems of flipflopping on staff unionization

What a difference election year makes, says proponent of failed 2019 amendment

Chicopee school superintendent arrested for lying about threatening messages 

School leader allegedly pressured police chief candidate to withdraw 

Senate unionization bid could test pro-labor stance of Spilka

Senate president could recognize union, or law might be needed