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

Liberty Mutual, Verizon pushed tax change

Companies backed provision that split House, Senate

Weld: ‘All of this is totally unprecedented’

Trump challenger slams state GOP’s ‘looney-tunes’ move

DeLeo: Lots of work remains on housing bill

Bill pops out of committee, but consensus still elusive

Impeachment headed for crucible of Senate

McConnell doesn’t want to call witnesses

Say hello to Nubian Square

Mayor predicts panel will OK new name for Dudley Square

TCI could up gas prices 5 to 17 cents a gallon in 2022

Modeling shows costs and benefits of carbon pricing

MassGOP goofs in swipe at Galvin

Bid to keep Weld off GOP primary ballot off base

DeLeo laying groundwork for tax talk

Trim to MBTA funding sets up January debate

House challenges comptroller’s ultimatum authority

Without deal on closeout budget, deadline extended

Budget impasse could sweep away House, Senate funds

$33m put aside by branches could end up in rainy day fund

Smoke, sparks at Park Street

Incident occurred day after report on lax safety culture

T changes course on fare system upgrade

New phased-in approach has costs and benefits

Cracking the climate code

Battle raging over building energy standards

Straus targets Pollack, d’Arbeloff on RMV

New documents shed light on Registry issues

Comptroller, Baker diverge on budget needs

Citing unprecedented situation, Maylor identifies fewer shortfalls

Lone survivor recalls scallop boat sinking

Another loss for dangerous and lucrative industry

DeLeo and Spilka on different pages

Speaker’s proposal leaves out $50M for MBTA

Lawmakers botch budget bill negotiations

Galvin worried about impact on election scheduling

Traffic at your fingertips

Globe tracks how on-demand adds to congestion

Concerns on police bias linger after distracted driving vote

Northeastern prof critical of information-gather approach

House to vote on distracted driving bill Tuesday

Compromise bill takes less expansive approach on traffic stops, racial profiling

What prompted Patrick’s longshot bid?

Impeachment could create a unique opening

Senate ousts Brady from chairmanship

Rule violation stems from drunk driving arrest

DeLeo calls off transpo tax debate – for now

Speaker says House will try again next year 'to get this right'

Kaufman: ‘No diversity of opinion’ in DeLeo’s inner circle

Former rep says lack of racial, gender diversity may play a role

DeLeo unsure about tax bill timeline

Says ‘stay tuned’ on whether action next week is possible

In Mass., white pols dominate state and local politics

Study proposes even-year elections for muni races

Fed review of I-90 project begins with a blackout

Locals want plan for mobility through Allston during construction