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

DCF head admits agency failed David Almond 

Teen fatally abused and neglected despite state oversight 

Scathing report details DCF failures leading to death of Fall River boy 

14-year-old David Almond died of abuse and neglect while under state oversight 

White House official stresses flexibility in spending federal money

American Rescue Plan will provide nearly $8 billion for Massachusetts

Mariano pledges to turn South Coast into ‘hub of wind energy’

Says Legislature will have active role in managing COVID relief funds 

Biden rescinds ‘public charge’ immigration rule

Policy impact unclear; advocates say fear will be hard to dispel

Unemployment insurance bill kicks the can

Short-term fix doesn’t solve long-term solvency issues

Baker rips teachers’ unions over vaccine stance

Governor rejects call for separate distribution network 

Mass. governments could get $8.1b from fed stimulus

Another $4.7b could boost education, transit, childcare, and welfare

Why is the state’s technology so bad?

It seems to be a recurring problem across government

Details released on $75m emergency sick leave program

Bill would also freeze unemployment insurance rates

Partisan battle brewing over vote-by-mail

Republicans seek more information before voting

Audit faults data system used by DAs 

Prosecutors say they’ve been clamoring for state funding to fix it  

Teachers become eligible for COVID vaccines March 11 

Move leaves other essential workers behind in vaccination line

Catching up with Majority Leader Claire Cronin

Easton rep is the first woman to hold No. 2 leadership position

State eyeing hybrid telework model for half of workforce

Post-COVID, more than 20,000 would continue to work from home