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

DeLeo rips Globe for ‘painful’ analogy

Speaker calls for an apology for comparing House to a plantation

Massport wants to add 5,000 parking spots

Passenger traffic forecast to grow 24% by 2022

Commuter rail train derails in Andover

4 a.m. incident under investigation; no one injured

T leaders say fares can go up 10%

Officials review new ways to assess charges

T maintenance worker paid $315,000

Official says employee worked 2,600 hours of overtime

Goldberg: Lower pension fund return target

Treasurer wants to lower anticipated rate to 7.5%

Little support for boosting Green Line state aid

Transportation officials leave project cancellation on table

Straus offers up T financing plan

Rep would tap property tax growth in project area

Consultant: T got snookered on Green Line

Transit agency allowed contractor ‘to work the system’

Rosenberg delights in inadvertent joint joke

Senate President explains Cheech and Chong look

Baker unveils new development approach

Lynn being used as ‘test case’ for collaboration

T bans political, e-cigarette ads

Pro-Israeli activists shout down supporter of ad

Pollack: More Green Line funds needed

Tells lawmakers $1.2b bond authorization not enough

Senate, House split on T fare hike size

Did a 2013 law impose a 5% or a 10% cap?

Deficit-ridden MBTA eyes energy savings

Officials say transit agency will realize 20 percent cost reduction over next five years

T eyes new revenue-raising efforts

Higher parking fees, new developments possible in $40m plan

DeLeo prefers omnibus energy bill

Wants to deal with solar, wind, gas, hydro in one measure

T begins targeting absenteeism rate

2% of trips dropped; two-thirds due to operator absence

Beaton: Hydropower data not yet available

Says analysis will precede any contract awards

Once again, MBTA maps out growing budget deficits

Gap would hit $427 million in four years with costs outpacing revenues

40 children in state care died in 2014

Report: Parental substance abuse present in most cases

MBTA’s ‘good repair’ cost rises to $7.3b

Number was $6.7b last winter, $3.1b in 2009

Keno sales lag near slots parlor

Lottery sales overall up 6.4%, but profit is down

Green Line extension endangered

Officials eye killing long-planned project as costs balloon

Murray’s defense fund grows with insider donations

Former Senate president’s account used to pay legal fees from Probation probe

Brockton mayor makes casino pitch

Gaming Commission: No guarantee license will be issued

Warren calls Trump a ‘blowhard’

Says she is keeping an open mind on the Democratic field

Springfield casino could be delayed a year

MGM blames highway project; cost to state could be $125m

Sheriff: War on drugs ‘joke’

Tompkins says effort to jail drug users has failed to stem crime