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

Weston residents biggest political donors in Mass.

Wealthy suburb tops on per capita basis; Boston biggest overall

T’s privatized warehouse system falling short of promises

Union rep: ‘The public was sold something that they’re not receiving’

School discipline comes to light after arrest

North Andover schools use ‘safety plan’ after assault

Settlement paves way for release of Wynn report

Casino mogul succeeds in excluding some information

Dialing up the road safety debate

Racial profiling concerns clash with proposed crackdown on cellphone use

Feds bust up ‘side door’ route into college

US attorney in Boston charges dozens in massive admissions scam

Senator accuses DeLeo of propagandizing non-disclosure debate

DiZoglio, speaker view her case through different prisms

T control board wants to discuss new revenues with lawmakers

Members appear to be breaking away from the Baker script

Trump administration sues construction firm over ICE tipoff

Alleges S. Boston company was behind arrest of one of its workers

King’s English

The money man behind Boston’s forthcoming tribute to MLK

‘The Embrace’ chosen as King monument on Common

Sculpture of arms embracing was most popular with public

Gaming panel chair: We’re getting the information we need on Wynn

But she doesn’t know if settlement will exclude some documents

Michael Cohen in the spotlight

Lynch, Pressley take swings during high-profile hearing

MBTA management and union square off over pension fund

With $1.5B in the balance, lots at stake for workers and riders

Commission torn over supervised injection sites

As feds loom in background, Walsh favors them, Sudders wary

Lyft incorporates MBTA service into its app

New service gives users information on transit options

Spilka: Lewis will help spur ed reform

House veteran sees Senate focus on results over rhetoric

Chang-Diaz reassigned; post left vacant for McMurtry

Education committee now headed by 2 lawmakers from affluent suburbs

DeLeo taps Michlewitz of Boston for budget-writing post

House leadership has less diversity at the top than last session

Markey leery of McConnell move on Green New Deal

Mass. Democrat calls voting on the proposal an act of ‘sabotage’

Warren launches ‘fight’ for presidency

Candidate draws on past labor struggle in Lawrence

Fact-checking new poll on voter tax attitudes

Anti-tax Fiscal Alliance poses questions that find anti-tax sentiment

SJC weighs appropriate penalty for supplying heroin

Defense attorney argues to overturn manslaughter conviction

House, Senate go different routes on non-disclosures

Dizoglio, who failed to ban the agreements as a rep, succeeds as senator

Pharma faces different type of drug trial

Healey suing Purdue, Lelling prosecuting Insys

Rules debate spirited, but almost nothing changes

Closest vote on any of the proposed amendments was 103-55

House rules debate could get lively

Progressives mobilizing, Dooley unionizing, 'he' vs. 'them'

State leaders preparing if federal government shuts down again

Baker says furloughed workers could receive unemployment benefits