Andy Metzger

Reporter, CommonWealth magazine

About Andy Metzger

Andy Metzger joined CommonWealth Magazine as a reporter in January 2019. He has covered news in Massachusetts since 2007. For more than six years starting in May 2012 he wrote about state politics and government for the State House News Service.  At the News Service, he followed three criminal trials from opening statements to verdicts, tracked bills through the flumes and eddies of the Legislature, and sounded out the governor’s point of view on a host of issues – from the proposed Olympics bid to federal politics.

Before that, Metzger worked at the Chelmsford Independent, The Arlington Advocate, the Somerville Journal and the Cambridge Chronicle, weekly community newspapers that cover an array of local topics. Metzger graduated from UMass Boston in 2006. In addition to his written journalism, Metzger produced a work of illustrated journalism about Gov. Charlie Baker’s record regarding the MBTA. He lives in Somerville and commutes mainly by bicycle.

About Andy Metzger

Andy Metzger joined CommonWealth Magazine as a reporter in January 2019. He has covered news in Massachusetts since 2007. For more than six years starting in May 2012 he wrote about state politics and government for the State House News Service.  At the News Service, he followed three criminal trials from opening statements to verdicts, tracked bills through the flumes and eddies of the Legislature, and sounded out the governor’s point of view on a host of issues – from the proposed Olympics bid to federal politics.

Before that, Metzger worked at the Chelmsford Independent, The Arlington Advocate, the Somerville Journal and the Cambridge Chronicle, weekly community newspapers that cover an array of local topics. Metzger graduated from UMass Boston in 2006. In addition to his written journalism, Metzger produced a work of illustrated journalism about Gov. Charlie Baker’s record regarding the MBTA. He lives in Somerville and commutes mainly by bicycle.

Stories by Andy Metzger

Rep faults T for holding info session far from transit

Calls choice of Newton meeting location an ‘unforced error’

Hefner pleads guilty to indecent assault

Husband of former Senate president sentenced to probation

Baker rides the T

After taking heat for avoiding it, gov gets on the Red Line

Judge jails defense attorney for arguing too hard

Rollins seeks SJC clarification on prosecutorial powers

From insurgent to incumbent

After ousting power broker, Elugardo navigates House

Taking the bus to a whole new level

Challenges but urgency for BRT in Boston

At labor breakfast, Dems pummel Trump while girding for primary

Markey, Kennedy both attend; rep leaves before speeches

From security vendor to suspect in Lowell

Menacing behavior by government contractor

NGA notes: Baker gets briefing on managed lanes

Guvs talk autonomous vehicles, barges, and presidential preferences

Baker admin. looks to lease electric trains from Amtrak

Could improve commuter rail service on Providence line

Pressley steers clear of Kennedy-Markey questions

Downplays endorsements, says what voters think is key

Fire forces T to evacuate two trains

Orange Line service suspended north of town

Kennedy to get back in public eye next week

Worcester visit planned amid Markey challenge speculation

Boston’s congestion can be hazardous to your health

Uncertainty, lack of control tend to cause stress

Tiptoeing through the Trump era

Baker has so far avoided the president’s fury

Bowes out at RMV’s Merit Rating Board

Attorney says his client is being made scapegoat

Red Line ridership hasn’t recovered

Customer satisfaction with T remains near all-time low

T notes: Accelerated work means more closures on T

MBTA begins plans to replace North Station drawbridge

Congestion: Worst, bad, Uber and Lyft

State report tracks where traffic slows to a crawl

For complex traffic problem, Baker offers smorgasbord

Congestion plan sees potential quick fixes at intersections

Boston Calling verdict could have legs

Implications on negotiations and politics

No shoo-in in Taunton

Three candidates join O’Connell in Silver City race

Why didn’t Deveney sound the alarm?

Even in conference chat, RMV chief silent about problems

Cutting against the grain

Fed decision will lower cost of borrowing