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

Baker signs eviction moratorium bill

Landlords warn of long-term, negative consequences

State economists grapple with ‘unprecedented times’

With economy in coma, revenues plummet, unemployment spikes

How will this end?

Some say widespread infection is the only way out

Bill would give extra money to welfare recipients

The one-time payment would help the state’s poorest families

Virus notes: Healey to probe Holyoke vets home outbreak

Liability protection for COVID-19 workers; supermarket occupancy limited

Baker to pot firms: I’m focusing on surge

Meanwhile, commission loosens restrictions on marijuana growers

If you survive COVID-19, are you immune?

Big implications for herd immunity, 'super workers'

Virus notes: Budget roundtable tripped up by livestream failure 

Lottery sales tanking; unemployment pay for gig workers still on hold

Eviction bill bounces back and forth on Beacon Hill

House, Senate bills differ on how to pause the process

What happens when lawmakers disagree?

So far, the Legislature has been governing by consensus

Marijuana consumers flock to medical market

With recreational sales shuttered, people are seeking options

Virus notes: Concerns rise at long-term care facilities

Positive tests in Suffolk County more than double in 6 days

Remembering the dead

122 Mass. residents have died even before surge

State budget writers are starting over

Hearing next week will address drastic revenue drop

State hits some snags in working from home

Unions give Baker administration a mixed grade

How vets died of COVID-19 and no one knew

Officials at Holyoke facility, in Baker administration failed to report deaths

11 die at Holyoke Soldiers’ Home amid COVID-19 outbreak

Superintendent at state-run facility placed on paid leave

Virus notes: Mass. among top states on testing

Wear masks, says Korean doc; Baker seeks public’s help

Holyoke’s Alex Morse adapts to the curveballs

‘This is 24/7, we want to save as many lives as possible,’ says the mayor

Virus notes: Frustrated Baker almost says God-damned

Med students to rescue; unemployment claims soaring

Senate strips Tran of his leadership position

Bars Republican from his own office for using staffers on campaign