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

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

House seeks SJC ruling on Senate tax votes

DeLeo order says Senate lacked legal authority

McGee hedges on overturning union contract awards

Says Baker proposal on arbitrator rulings still in committee

Pollack says dissolving T was considered

Baker panel decided on control board instead

Chief of Lowell campus gets top UMass job

Meehan agrees to serve as president 10 years

House fends off film tax credit change

Many budget amendments debated in back room

Pollack: “Hemorrhaging” MBTA needs tourniquet

Transportation secretary says without state help, T faces $187 million gap

Boston 2024 backs state referendum

Fish said voters will make final decision

Baker proposes T funding hike

One lawmaker calls spending boost crazy

Baker talks more broadly about the T

New taxes on table but not first option

MBTA still unsure when it can resume operations

General Manager Beverly Scott defends response, makes no promises if more snow falls Thursday

Baker calls snow unprecedented

Says precipitation affecting just about everything

Warren on prez run: ‘No means no’

Capuano offers support for White House bid

Feds set to provide $1b for Green Line extension

Remainder of $2.3b project would come from state