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

Survey: Essential workers don’t feel safe

New study finds workers lack protective equipment

Restaurants losing money on delivery orders

Cities consider capping delivery service commissions

Marijuana companies beg for state relief money

Bill would create state loans for businesses ineligible for federal money

Judge rejects bid to broaden Hodgson deposition

Circumstances of Friday night violence declared off-limits

Northampton mayor has personal experience with COVID-19

Narkewicz helped set up a homeless shelter from his sick bed

The ‘new normal’: A mask-wearing, young workforce?

Business coalition calls for huge increase in COVID-19 tests, tracing

House rules still stalled

GOP blocks debate for a second day

What makes a COVID-19 hotspot?

Most communities are dense, urban, low-income

Republicans allege power grab in rules debate

DeLeo counters with charge of GOP recklessness

Cannabis regulator Kay Doyle jumps to pharma

Greenwich Biosciences manufactures the first FDA-approved cannabis drug

DeLeo drops proposed rule making roll calls more difficult

Pushback from Republicans, progressive Democrats caused shift

Eviction bill negotiations hit some bumps

May be telling as virtual bargaining on Beacon Hill accelerates

No relief: Baker extends shutdown until May 18

Puts Polito in charge of committee planning phased re-opening

House plans votes by phone

Prepares for ‘formal’ session on Thursday

Virus notes: Baker questions antibody testing accuracy, utility

White House touts aid to Mass.; court closures extended to June 1

Baker sees a plateau in hospitalizations

No rules yet for reopening Mass. businesses

Baker gives nursing homes $130 million – with strings

Administration also plans to release COVID-19 data by facility

Morse calls for state takeover of nursing homes

Soldiers’ Home outbreak altered Holyoke mayor’s perspective

Do civil commitments make sense in a pandemic?

Hampden County Sheriff Cocchi defends his program

City and town budgets hit hard

Municipalities face declining revenues amidst pandemic