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

SJC says franchises must comply with independent contractor law 

Chains like 7-Eleven will have to review their agreements 

Wind down of housing assistance raises concerns

Senate will consider adding more state money to help

SJC suspends judge for inappropriate touching

Paul Sushchyk groped court employee in 2019, lied to investigators

Correction Department denies unsafe conditions at Bridgewater

Says agency spent $1.7m remediating environmental hazards

Auditor flags 29 bills for impact on local budgets

Stops short of calling them ‘unfunded mandates’

Chris Doughty: ‘I almost feel like a governor already’

GOP candidate says business experience prepared him for executive role

House votes to ban hairstyle discrimination

Black students were disciplined for wearing braids

State correction officer charged with having sex with inmate 

Lawyer for alleged victim calls the guard’s actions a ‘romance scam’ 

Liquor license ballot question has layers of controversy

So-called ‘compromise’ bill pits packies against food stores

Baker renews push for primary, behavioral health care 

Governor files reform bill similar to 2019 proposal 

Fixing early ed system could cost $1.5 billion a year 

Legislative commission recommends more spending on childcare 

Mass. health care spending actually dropped in 2020

Even as population grew, pandemic drove down use of medical care

House leader questions implementation of criminal justice law

Day: Judiciary Committee has “grave concerns” about Baker administration

Lawmakers are revising road funding formula

Rural communities have complained of being shortchanged

SJC hears life and death arguments in medical aid in dying case 

Justices consider weighty moral, legal issues in case brought by cancer patient

House pares down Baker budget bill to $1.6B

Includes COVID spending, extension of to-go cocktails