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

Fed review of I-90 project begins with a blackout

Locals want plan for mobility through Allston during construction

New Methuen mayor has tall task

After bitter campaign, divisive police contract awaits

Lime riders traverse dangerous roadways

Data from bike-share could inform urban planning

Spilka won’t commit to take up tax bill

Baker says he wouldn’t favor ‘big increase’ in gas tax

Trahan changes tune on campaign cash

Letter traces source of funds back to husband

Senate chair knocks House handling of tax break

Rodrigues: ‘Tax policy should be thoroughly vetted'

Former rep backs up Kaufman’s account

Turner “not surprised” by DeLeo’s alleged ultimatum

DeLeo to seek yet another term as speaker

News comes as powerful House leader claims chairs can vote how they want

Ex-rep: DeLeo told me, vote for transpo bill or lose chairmanship

Speaker calls Kaufman ‘a liar’ over claim on 2013 tax measure

Lawmakers: Baker’s health care bill a good start

Boosts spending on primary care, behavioral health by 30%

To entice customers, Encore discounts trips to casino

Free buses for loyalty members, practically free ferry rides

Clark backs supervised drug injection sites

Congresswoman also talks Trump, pledges “fair” investigation

The art of family reunification

Pilot program uses art spaces for foster child meetings

Baker backs Moulton’s RMV proposal

Defends how administration handled audit

Audit: MassDOT board panel shares blame for RMV problems

Committee failed to inquire about big picture issues

Haymarket artwork mystery solved

Sculptures safely stored, dinged up a bit

The station that private capital built

Assembly Square is basking in investment

Haymarket art hauled off with no warning

Artist’s bronze ‘garbage’ sculptures removed amid roadwork

Following the money through City Hall

Lots of questions, but few answers in bribery case

Poll: Voters back subway-like commuter rail

As usual, Mass. residents reluctant to pay for improvements

At last: Red Line back to normal

Fixing track, signal damaged caused by June derailment cost $5.4m