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

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

Bills pass, then idle in legislative limbo

Measures stall in House-Senate conference committees

DeLeo rules out new taxes, fees

Promises bill to address gun violence

Target: Data breach could affect 40 million

Retailer confirms "unauthorized access to payment card data"

T to go late night

State comes up with $20 million to extend service until 3 a.m.

State taking over 4 different schools

Two in Boston and one each in Holyoke, New Bedford

No new fees, taxes for convention buildout

Most revenue would come from hotel expansions

Administration OK with Mass. fracking ban

Yet gas from fracking elsewhere is boon in Bay State