Associate Editor and Columnist

Joan Vennochi

Joan Vennochi started at the Boston Globe as a researcher on the Spotlight Team and shared in a Pulitzer Prize for a series on the MBTA. Since then, she has covered city, state and national politics; created a business column that explored the intersection of business and politics; and now writes for the Op-ed page. As a member of the Globe editorial board, she also helps formulate and write editorials. She is a graduate of Boston University and Suffolk Law School.

Latest stories

OPINION

In a pandemic, porta-potties are risky business for construction workers

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Mayor Marty Walsh and Gov. Charlie Baker have been at odds regarding the ‘essential’ nature of construction projects during the COVID-19 crisis.

OPINION

Maura Healey and the politics of compassion and the coronavirus

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The AG had some fighting words for Governor Baker over his handling of thousands of inquiries from workers who found themselves suddenly unemployed.

OPINION

Confessions of a social distance resister

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I have gone from stubborn resister to reluctant embracer of the coronavirus reality.

OPINION

The Kennedy-Markey fight goes viral and nasty

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It also re-charged a battle for the progressive vote in Massachusetts, one that mirrors the larger war going on in the Democratic presidential race.