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

Numerous warnings about ignored RMV notices

Pollack says she and the governor never learned of the problems

Trahan, Pressley back efforts to change state non-disclosure policy

DiZoglio, Sullivan urge state auditor to tally agreements

Baker: RMV to fully cooperate at hearing

Says there will be no limitations on testimony

Mass Cultural Council weathers Boston Herald storm

Lawmakers boost agency’s funding with minimal restrictions

You call that extortion?

Concert promoter testifies about union hiring

Lawmakers call Pollack back next week on RMV

Demand testimony ‘without exception or qualification’

Unused parking spots driving up cost of housing

Study finds a third of spaces at developments sit empty

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