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

Legislature may send residents $250 checks

Leaders say payments would help cushion impact of inflation on low- and middle-income workers

Budget surplus could reach $3.6 billion

Lawmakers face major spending decisions this month

Congressional candidate Dean Tran indicted for theft

Attorney General Maura Healey says Tran stole gun from elderly constituent

Long to-do list for end of legislative session

Abortion, budget, health care, transportation all priorities

Senate seeks greater public funding of childcare

Would subsidize more families, give money to more providers

Mary Skipper selected as new Boston school superintendent

Somerville leader pledges focus on special ed, English language, operations

Andrea Campbell wants to cap gun purchases, expand assault weapons ban

AG candidate also seeks to address racial disparities through expungement

Lawmakers eye expanding juvenile diversion to some violent offenses

Advocates say racial disparities start at criminal justice system’s front door

LeBoeuf loses license 45 days to resolve drunk driving arrest

Rep, facing reelection, also pays $1,380, enrolls in driver ed course

After three decades behind bars, man released because racism tainted his murder trial

‘The justice system needs to be held accountable,’ says Corey Glover

Attorney accused of bribery in seeking Medford marijuana license

O’Donovan allegedly paid relative of police chief, who cooperated in FBI probe

MassGOP challenges vote-by-mail law

Case turns on wording of Constitution; Galvin calls suit ‘baseless’

Report backs smaller women’s prison to replace MCI-Framingham

Recommendation collides with anti-prison push in Legislature

SJC slams Harvard, but says university can keep slave photos

Court revives case against school for emotional distress

Senate staff get raises and pay scale changes – but no union

Staffers worry new compensation system seeks to head off union push

SJC approves millionaire tax ballot summary

Court says document describes constitutional amendment fairly

House plans vote on mental health bill

Builds on Senate measure, focuses on children, parity laws

SJC lets dental insurance question proceed to ballot

Measure would limit insurer spending on administrative costs

Where does battle over app drivers go now?

With ballot question yanked, focus shifts to Legislature, courts

SJC throws out Uber-Lyft ballot question 

Says question contains two distinct policy decisions  

SJC lets liquor license question head to ballot 

The court said proposed alcohol rules form ‘integrated scheme’ 

Do marijuana community impact fees really address impacts? 

Industry report finds lack of transparency in municipal spending