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

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

Commission torn over supervised injection sites

As feds loom in background, Walsh favors them, Sudders wary

Lyft incorporates MBTA service into its app

New service gives users information on transit options

Spilka: Lewis will help spur ed reform

House veteran sees Senate focus on results over rhetoric

Chang-Diaz reassigned; post left vacant for McMurtry

Education committee now headed by 2 lawmakers from affluent suburbs

DeLeo taps Michlewitz of Boston for budget-writing post

House leadership has less diversity at the top than last session

Markey leery of McConnell move on Green New Deal

Mass. Democrat calls voting on the proposal an act of ‘sabotage’

Warren launches ‘fight’ for presidency

Candidate draws on past labor struggle in Lawrence

Fact-checking new poll on voter tax attitudes

Anti-tax Fiscal Alliance poses questions that find anti-tax sentiment

SJC weighs appropriate penalty for supplying heroin

Defense attorney argues to overturn manslaughter conviction

House, Senate go different routes on non-disclosures

Dizoglio, who failed to ban the agreements as a rep, succeeds as senator

Pharma faces different type of drug trial

Healey suing Purdue, Lelling prosecuting Insys

Rules debate spirited, but almost nothing changes

Closest vote on any of the proposed amendments was 103-55

House rules debate could get lively

Progressives mobilizing, Dooley unionizing, 'he' vs. 'them'

State leaders preparing if federal government shuts down again

Baker says furloughed workers could receive unemployment benefits

MBTA preparing to take up fare hikes

Any increase in rates would probably take effect in July

Baker takes new tack on taxes

Budget calls for higher tax on deeds, new tax on e-cigs, opioid sales

The steady hand

Roger Lau has become the go-to operative for Elizabeth Warren and other Democratic pols in Massachusetts -- and beyond

Mass. exploring carbon fee on auto fuels

Advocates say announcement likely next week

Holmes one of few reps willing to buck DeLeo

Says House should run differently, hints at run for speaker

Chandler gets $35,000 bump with new emerita post

Extra pay will ease pay cut for giving up president's job

Community benefit districts facing headwinds

Legislation likely to pass this week but fate uncertain

Lawyer: Hefner looking forward to trial

Says accusers can no longer remain anonymous

Stun guns, tasers protected by 2d Amendment

SJC 'reluctantly' scraps law barring civilians from using weapons

Lottery leaving Braintree for Dorchester

Disappointed Braintree mayor says it was Goldberg's decision

Another uncontested special election

Crighton moves to Senate after getting 2,854 votes