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

Frustrated lawmakers abruptly end RMV oversight hearing

Committee wants more cooperation from Baker administration

Budget stalemate ends, plan ups spending

Bill includes no new taxes, House pharma proposal

Baker bill seeks new rules for commercial drivers

Proposed crackdown follows NH crash, ensuing scandal

Mohegan’s “all or nothing” challenge to Encore dismissed

Judge rules open meeting violations don’t warrant license revocation

What to do about Cape Cod’s sharks?

Swimming hazard requires some sort of response

Riders give T worst marks yet in June performance review

Satisfaction took a big hit after Red Line derailment

Sometimes a Mr. Fix-it needs to get under the hood

More on that Baker visit to the Red Line derailment site

Baker proposes new ride-hailing regs

Lyft concerned by data-collection provision

Could partisanship become justification for Census query?

Trump administration regroups on citizenship question

Lawmakers planning RMV oversight hearing this month

One of several probes focused on Baker transportation agencies

Video: Pyrotechnics preceded June derailment

Red Line lumbered on, car lurched, then crashed into sheds

DeLeo: There will be no budget filed Tuesday

Outlook doubtful heading into July 4 holiday

RMV ignored out-of-state violation notices

After discovering them unopened for a year, state suspends 546 MA licenses

Wu and other pols seek to organize T riders

Call for more taxes and more bus-only lanes

Kicking the tires on transpo politics

Capuano says $50M “won’t make a dent” in the T’s needs

Arts agency gets reined in by lawmakers – and a raise

Cultural Council sees funding boost, but new restrictions too

Interstate finger-pointing after deadly crash

Case underscores high stakes of driving record systems

Wieland gets nod for Massport CEO post

Current port director tapped for top post

Spilka refers Brady case to Ethics Committee

Brockton Dem was arrested for drunk driving

Encore gets seal of gaming commission approval

Official operating certificate granted days after casino launch

DeLeo ups T ante, pledges long-term fix

Speaker says the MBTA system is in crisis

After visit to derailment site, Baker changes course on MBTA

Calls for accelerated repairs and $50M in new funding

Boston reports moderate traffic from Encore opening

No headcount yet on the number of casino visitors

Wu plans to press fare issue in July 1 system-wide canvass

Councilor’s embrace of transit issue smart politics, says rep

Massport narrows CEO field to 2

One heads Boston planning agency, other is port director

House aims to pass Greenworks bill this summer

Guv says his climate bill offers flexibility