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

How to diversify the medical marijuana industry

Regulators examine costly vertical integration mandate

Consensus budget ups spending by 6.5%

Measure filed just before 8 p.m., allowing vote on Friday

House, Senate budgets contain plenty of policy proposals

Now the 2 branches have to resolve differences, quickly

Congressional reps back calls for more inclusive State House 

Eight members sign letter supporting black staffers’ demands 

Amid pandemic, health care visits still haven’t rebounded 

Emergency room visits in Massachusetts 20 percent below normal 

State will roll out rapid testing in 134 school districts 

College students traveling for Thanksgiving must get tested 

Death of Fall River boy puts DCF in spotlight again  

14-year-old under state oversight was malnourished, bruised when he died  

Bickford reelected to lead Mass. Democratic Party

Wins race against 2 opponents, despite Morse scandal

Senate spending plan hews close to House version

Lawmakers hoping to wrap up budget around Thanksgiving

House budget addresses COVID-related education dilemmas

Looks at early education, K-12 issues, digital divide

House rejects tax amendment as budget debate opens

Cusack says Senate is unwilling to go along with revenue measure

Overturning Affordable Care Act could cost Massachusetts billions 

Tens of thousands of people at risk of losing health insurance  

Hotel workers hoping for pandemic job protections 

‘Right to recall’ proposed as budget amendment