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

SJC allows alcohol sales question to advance to 2020 ballot

Challenge by package stores to new food store licenses rejected

In Gateway Cities, lots of hurdles to remote learning

Challenges with technology, language, home life compound inequities  

Baker urges caution over Memorial Day weekend

Says state now has 250 COVID-19 testing sites

Parents, daycare providers grapple with uncertainty

Many families at wit’s end juggling work and family

On church reopening, a muted ‘amen’

Congregations can hold services, but many to proceed slowly

Baker launches cautious phased reopening

Here’s what the governor’s plan will look like

Kids are getting sick, too

COVID-19 appears to be touching off a new pediatric disease

Peyser: Remote learning could continue in fall

Education department convenes own reopening advisory board

Healey links COVID-19 and race, poverty, pollution

Researcher: Variety of factors contribute to hotspots

Survey: Essential workers don’t feel safe

New study finds workers lack protective equipment

Restaurants losing money on delivery orders

Cities consider capping delivery service commissions

When will Massachusetts reopen?

It seems to be happening in phases already

Galvin lays out plan for mail-in voting by request

Some lawmakers still want to send ballots to everyone

Marijuana companies beg for state relief money

Bill would create state loans for businesses ineligible for federal money

Northampton mayor has personal experience with COVID-19

Narkewicz helped set up a homeless shelter from his sick bed

The ‘new normal’: A mask-wearing, young workforce?

Business coalition calls for huge increase in COVID-19 tests, tracing

House rules still stalled

GOP blocks debate for a second day

What makes a COVID-19 hotspot?

Most communities are dense, urban, low-income

Republicans allege power grab in rules debate

DeLeo counters with charge of GOP recklessness

Cannabis regulator Kay Doyle jumps to pharma

Greenwich Biosciences manufactures the first FDA-approved cannabis drug