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

Baker admin taking the lead on carbon pricing effort

Despite resistance to new revenue, initiative could finance investments

House Progressives get some action on budget priorities

Progressive Mass. wants “bolder” requests from caucus

Belsito prepares to take on Moulton as a Dem

In 2014, she backed GOP’s Tisei in race for same seat

T notes: Fare gates coming to 3 commuter rail stations

Agency hires new administrator, commuter rail chief

T hires new administrator and commuter rail chief

Panagore and DiAdamo both have experience locally

Proposal nudges sheriffs into civil asset forfeiture

Baker calls it accounting move, but Cabral wants to block it

Emails shed light on Worcester sex ed lobbying

Mullaney says she wasn’t a backroom operator

Wynn Resorts security chief gone after spying admission

James Stern copped to covert tactics in hearing last week

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State lawmakers copied 10,000 bills from model text

Wynn security chief spied on boss’s ex-wife

Commission looks into surveillance of Elaine Wynn

Maddox’s explanations doubted by some commissioners

Wynn CEO says he ordered surveillance of rumor-monger last year

Wynn CEO faces skeptical commissioners

Exec under fire for $10m payout to legal counsel Sinatra

T says warehouse vendor a big improvement

Officials cites big savings despite ‘bumps in the road’

H-P chief: Medicare for all debate is good

Carson prefers government-private insurer ‘middle-way’

Springfield police cases not adding up

Long-ago convictions haunting the department today