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

In DA, sheriff races, reformers seek change from inside

But elections will test whether that’s what voters want

New CCC chair consulted for cannabis companies

O’Brien says she has no current involvement with industry

Galvin predicts high voter turnout in primary

Nearly 375,000 ballots have already been cast

Former treasurer Shannon O’Brien picked to lead cannabis board 

New Cannabis Control Commission chair ran unsuccessfully for governor 

SJC says Legislature has broad powers on voting

Court explains why it dismissed early, no-excuse voting challenge

Palfrey quits AG’s race, endorses Campbell

Cites one-time rival’s ‘lived experience’

A new home for recently incarcerated transgender people 

Cambridge house is first of its kind in New England  

Casinos ready to go on sports betting

Regulatory process will take several months

Healey says her prior cannabis concerns may have been ‘unnecessary’

Says the focus now needs to be on equity in the marijuana industry

Quentin Palfrey platform is wish-list of progressive policies

AG candidate supports eliminating mandatory minimums, cash bail 

GOP lieutenant governor candidates split on Trump

Allen, Campanale both favor lower taxes, less government

Is Massachusetts losing its competitive economic edge?

Mass. Taxpayers Foundation flags high business costs

AG candidates fight over fundraising, credentials 

All support national role for next attorney general 

Mass. tops child welfare rankings, lags in pediatric mental health

18.4% of state’s children had anxiety or depression as of 2020

Tanisha Sullivan, Bill Galvin go head to head in testy debate 

Secretary of state candidates disagree about scope of the job

Judge denies Mass GOP request for restraining order against state senator 

Chair Jim Lyons sought to keep Sen. Jamie Eldridge away from signature gatherers  

Baker announces 30-day Orange Line shutdown 

Officials say painful service interruption will accelerate safety, maintenance work

Here’s what passed in marathon all-night legislative session 

Sports betting, cannabis equity, and gun licensing make it through 

SJC rules consent required for blood alcohol test 

Police improperly tested blood in drunk driving case