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

Lack of mental health beds means long ER waits

Nearly a third end up waiting longer than 12 hours

What you need to know about COVID-19 variants

Experts weigh in on virus mutations and their risks

Parents give mixed grades to Massachusetts schools in new poll

Pioneer Institute survey finds dissatisfaction with pandemic education 

Hospitals lost money during COVID

Stimulus funds helped offset losses for most

Early voting by mail challenged by Republicans

Lawsuit says it ‘encouraged unqualified individuals to vote'

Legislature will increase school funding next year 

Approach funds Student Opportunity Act, addresses enrollment drops 

Baker unwilling to talk vaccine passports

Despite plea from 2 lawmakers, gov says focus is on vaccinations

Baker joins Lamont to push drug pricing proposal

Governors say generics are the proposal’s primary target

Senate committee to probe post-COVID society

Hinds says panel will focus on prioritizing legislation

Pandemic prayers: COVID is reshaping organized religion 

Could Zoom herald change in faith observance as big as the printing press?  Welcome to the 'vurch' era.

State won’t require 11th grade MCAS

Test supporters, opponents both unhappy with Riley

Virus notes: COVID cases among people over 70 way down

Initial 100,000 J&J doses on track, after that it’s unclear

DCF head admits agency failed David Almond 

Teen fatally abused and neglected despite state oversight 

Scathing report details DCF failures leading to death of Fall River boy 

14-year-old David Almond died of abuse and neglect while under state oversight 

White House official stresses flexibility in spending federal money

American Rescue Plan will provide nearly $8 billion for Massachusetts

Mariano pledges to turn South Coast into ‘hub of wind energy’

Says Legislature will have active role in managing COVID relief funds