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

Congestion: Worst, bad, Uber and Lyft

State report tracks where traffic slows to a crawl

For complex traffic problem, Baker offers smorgasbord

Congestion plan sees potential quick fixes at intersections

Boston Calling verdict could have legs

Implications on negotiations and politics

No shoo-in in Taunton

Three candidates join O’Connell in Silver City race

Why didn’t Deveney sound the alarm?

Even in conference chat, RMV chief silent about problems

Cutting against the grain

Fed decision will lower cost of borrowing

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

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