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

Spilka refers Brady case to Ethics Committee

Brockton Dem was arrested for drunk driving

Encore gets seal of gaming commission approval

Official operating certificate granted days after casino launch

DeLeo ups T ante, pledges long-term fix

Speaker says the MBTA system is in crisis

After visit to derailment site, Baker changes course on MBTA

Calls for accelerated repairs and $50M in new funding

Boston reports moderate traffic from Encore opening

No headcount yet on the number of casino visitors

Wynn Resorts formally opens for business

Traffic not bad at the start of the day

Massport narrows CEO field to 2

One heads Boston planning agency, other is port director

House aims to pass Greenworks bill this summer

Guv says his climate bill offers flexibility

Baker: Repairs to T must not shut out riders

Walsh and Wu differ in response to guv's approach

Wynn has plan for traffic, but yachts could be problem

$1m ad blitz planned to discourage driving to casino

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