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

1,571 state workers not complying with vaccine mandate

Details still unclear; no significant staffing shortages expected

Unpaid $3,056 tax bill may cost Oxford man his $254,000 home

How much notice should town give before taking property?

Patient advocates push for curbs on ‘step therapy’

Insurers defend the practice as good for patients and premiums

Baker calls up Guard to help at prisons, schools

Addresses worker shortages at DOC, COVID testing program

Mass. recovers Hamilton letter from 1780

Lafayette correspondence disappeared from state archives by 1950s

Hampden DA notifying 8,000 criminal defendants of police misconduct 

At issue are Springfield officers flagged by federal report 

Baker appoints new MBTA board 

Longtime Massport official Betsy Taylor will be chair

Democratic platform demands more legislative transparency

Party activists call out secrecy of Democratic leaders on Beacon HIll

Key flashpoints in debate over ‘supervised consumption sites’

Hearing focuses on administering illegal drugs under medical oversight

William Allen’s case for commutation

‘I believe when you do good, you get good,’ he says

Evictions happening less today than pre-COVID

The tsunami many predicted has not materialized

Health Policy Commission backs provider price caps

Agency seeks more tools to rein in health care costs

SJC upholds $21m verdict against Phillip Morris

Ruling involving Lynn man opens door to other wrongful death lawsuits

Incumbent mayors in Framingham, Gloucester face uphill battles

Spicer, Romeo Theken take drubbings but make it into finals