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

CHIA good source of data about Mass. health care

Campbell: No other state has a similar organization

Senate passes distracted driving bill unanimously

Differs from House version on collection of racial data

Trial recalls 2014 horror in Blackstone

Mother faces murder charges in deaths of two infants

Health panel wants to open ‘black box’ of drug brokers

Agency joins chorus seeking greater pricing transparency

Sen. Brady settles drunk driving case

Could see charges dismissed in a year

Anti-gerrymandering group targets Massachusetts

Lawmakers defend current approach to redistricting

Lynch edges away from his ‘pro-life’ label

Condemns abortion measures passed by state legislatures

Betting notes: DeLeo wants floor vote on sports bill

Should you be able to bet on Brad Marchand licking an opponent?

Boncore withdraws pharma-friendly budget amendment

Senate disagreement over drug pricing looming with House

Senate trying to limit policy proposals in budget

Shift seen as part of effort to work through joint committees

Labor attorney launches bid for US Senate

Liss-Riordan running for Markey’s seat

Supreme Court declines to take up corporate spending appeal

Mass. ban remains on corporate spending on political candidates

Putting out a welcome mat for housing

Advocate: Everyone except speculators lose with status quo

Beacon Hill housing debate centers around local control

Baker’s incremental approach hit as day late, dollar short

State turns profit on GE HQ sale

Company never tapped $25m in tax breaks

Impact of Uber, Lyft driver strike unclear

Uber, preparing for IPO, sees little change in Boston

Senate budget stirs ire of MassBIO with drug pricing proposal

Coughlin calls Ways and Means approach ‘radical, unproven policy’

T notes: South Shore customers want later trains

MBTA GM wants less jargon in messages to customers

Poftak: MBTA needs more capacity to meet spending goals

T plans to up yearly repair budget to $1.5 billion

Pelosi shocked by Trump’s attack on Mass. DAs

Pressley, Clark back lawsuit to limit immigration arrests

Senate takes on racial profiling, again, in distracted driving bill

Ways and Means legislation requires data collection by police

Tug-of-war over wanted immigrant in Salem court

Judge denies bail to keep defendant from feds