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

Should state finance marijuana businesses?

Bill creating a special loan fund moves forward

Warren ends campaign, declines to endorse for now

‘We don’t have to decide this minute,' she says about backing Biden or Sanders

Farm food benefits program revived

$2m appropriated for winter farmers markets

Biden surge swamps Warren in her home state

In crushing blow, senator finishes third in Mass. primary

Beacon Hill’s secretive committee voting process

A confusing hodgepodge of policies guide release of vote tallies

Court: State not liable for assault at DYS facility

Teenager punched boy in custody, leaving him brain damaged

Traffic camera debate derailed in Senate

Bill tabled after GOP leader ‘gaveled down inappropriately’

Senate tweaks disability bill to preserve records access

Amendment narrows conditions for public records exemption

Goodbye, Columbia Gas

Firm pleads guilty, reaches settlement, sells Mass. business to Eversource

Five takeaways on transportation bill

House proposal sure to unleash fierce jockeying by interest groups

House unveils $600m transportation revenue bill

Legislation calls for hikes in gas tax, ride-hailing fees, corporations

Raimondo makes the pitch for Bloomberg

Rhode Island governor calls billionaire businessman Democrats’ best hope

Advocates sound alarm over proposed limits on abuse reports

Bill pending in Senate would put some records off-limits to public

Lelling plugs fed role on corruption probes

‘If we don’t do it, it might not get done,’ he says

Lowell rep arrested for misusing $70,000 in campaign funds

Nangle accused of using donations to cover personal expenses

State suspending farm food benefits program

For second year in row, demand outstripping funding

Baker signs law creating caregiver abuse registry

Victims with disabilities particularly vulnerable to harm

Senate passes mental health bill

Bill addresses insurance coverage and provider availability

2 Walsh aides cleared of federal charges

Judge overturns jury verdict, cites lack of payoffs

Healey sues JUUL for creating youth vaping epidemic

Alleges firm launched new generation of nicotine addiction

Ed coalition urges focus on students with greatest need

Group call for careful monitoring of district spending under new funding law

How pro should college athletes go?

Bills would allow endorsement deals, require payments from schools

House jumps back into pot policy

Bill makes clear the cap on ‘community impact fees’

Gun control redux

Warren pushes new bill, but same outcome expected

SJC: Blind people can serve as jurors

Judges would decide on case-by-case basis