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

DeLeo drops proposed rule making roll calls more difficult

Pushback from Republicans, progressive Democrats caused shift

Eviction bill negotiations hit some bumps

May be telling as virtual bargaining on Beacon Hill accelerates

No relief: Baker extends shutdown until May 18

Puts Polito in charge of committee planning phased re-opening

House plans votes by phone

Prepares for ‘formal’ session on Thursday

Virus notes: Baker questions antibody testing accuracy, utility

White House touts aid to Mass.; court closures extended to June 1

Baker sees a plateau in hospitalizations

No rules yet for reopening Mass. businesses

Baker gives nursing homes $130 million – with strings

Administration also plans to release COVID-19 data by facility

Morse calls for state takeover of nursing homes

Soldiers’ Home outbreak altered Holyoke mayor’s perspective

Do civil commitments make sense in a pandemic?

Hampden County Sheriff Cocchi defends his program

City and town budgets hit hard

Municipalities face declining revenues amidst pandemic

Virus notes: 22 mayors back vote-by-mail

ACLU challenges DOC testing reports to SJC

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