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

Wynn Resorts security chief gone after spying admission

James Stern copped to covert tactics in hearing last week

Ctrl C Democracy

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

Spilka calls for gender X bill’s passage

Would add non-binary gender option on licenses

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

Weston residents biggest political donors in Mass.

Wealthy suburb tops on per capita basis; Boston biggest overall

T’s privatized warehouse system falling short of promises

Union rep: ‘The public was sold something that they’re not receiving’

School discipline comes to light after arrest

North Andover schools use ‘safety plan’ after assault

Settlement paves way for release of Wynn report

Casino mogul succeeds in excluding some information

Dialing up the road safety debate

Racial profiling concerns clash with proposed crackdown on cellphone use

Feds bust up ‘side door’ route into college

US attorney in Boston charges dozens in massive admissions scam

Senator accuses DeLeo of propagandizing non-disclosure debate

DiZoglio, speaker view her case through different prisms

T control board wants to discuss new revenues with lawmakers

Members appear to be breaking away from the Baker script

Trump administration sues construction firm over ICE tipoff

Alleges S. Boston company was behind arrest of one of its workers

King’s English

The money man behind Boston’s forthcoming tribute to MLK

‘The Embrace’ chosen as King monument on Common

Sculpture of arms embracing was most popular with public

Gaming panel chair: We’re getting the information we need on Wynn

But she doesn’t know if settlement will exclude some documents

Michael Cohen in the spotlight

Lynch, Pressley take swings during high-profile hearing

MBTA management and union square off over pension fund

With $1.5B in the balance, lots at stake for workers and riders