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

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

Thornton squeaks out a win from divided FEC

Lawsuit still possible in political contribution case

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

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

Bill Weld’s longshot candidacy begins

Lonely going so far for Republican challenger

House budget leaves big education, tax decisions until later

School aid bolstered but apportionment still to be decided

Emails shed light on Worcester sex ed lobbying

Mullaney says she wasn’t a backroom operator