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

Worcester officials fed up with Charter/Spectrum

City, firm unable to agree on low-cost internet access

Ex-Holyoke Soldiers’ Home superintendent disputes independent report

Attorney for Bennett Walsh says he acted with ‘honor and dignity’

Private schools, charters moved forward with remote curriculum 

Are there lessons for district schools as they look to the fall? 

Children slower than adults to resume medical care 

Doctors fear pediatric patients are missing immunizations

Cannabis Control Commission: Regulators, activists, or both?

Some commissioners not shy about pushing for marijuana law changes

Whole Foods workers sue over Black Lives Matter masks

Say company enforced dress code policy in discriminatory manner

Sharp split on need for new transpo revenues

Differences of AIM official, advocate mirror those on Beacon Hill

Is Karyn Polito angling for a third term — or a first?

The lieutenant governor is a steady presence at Charlie Baker’s side, with ambitions of her own  

Mail-in ballot applications on their way to voters

Voting rights groups expected to dismiss lawsuit 

$176 million lawsuit filed against Holyoke Soldiers’ Home officials

Veteran’s family sues former vets secretary Urena, superintent Walsh

Veterans tell Baker: Listen to us

Lots of pushback on fast-tracking Baker’s veterans’ home bill

What happened to the transportation revenue bill?  

Senate scuttles major House tax priority amid pandemic 

Voting rights groups sue Galvin over mail-in voting

Say secretary of state must send out ballot applications this week despite funding delay

COVID database filled with holes despite law

State lags in meeting new reporting requirements

Marijuana companies hid illegal pesticide use

Regulators levy hefty fines on Garden Remedies and Healthy Pharms

Gyms, museums, movie theaters can reopen Monday

As other states pull back, Mass. moving to Phase 3

No simple roundabout dispute

Native American artifacts collide with sidewalk politics

Under pressure, N. Brookfield selectmen postpone July 4 parade

Board had questioned differences between protests, celebrations

Substance use treatment changing at Plymouth prison

Guards withdrawn, treatment expanded for civil commitments

Veterans Secretary Francisco Urena resigns

Report will be released soon on COVID-19 outbreak at Soldiers’ Home

Auditor employees violated conflict of interest law

Tried to use audit to sell their firm’s software to state agency