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 passes opioid abuse prevention bill

Senate set to take up bill; could be on Baker's desk by weekend

Ash pushes corporate tax break

Baker aide also backs $7 million cap on film tax credits per production

Uber offers temporary $5 late-night fare

Company says service will make T transition easier

Walsh backs MBTA fare hike

Boston's mayor says the T needs the money

T oversight board hears cons, pros on fare hike

Municipal-business coalition urges group to stay the course

MBTA cancels late-night service

T official says program impeded efforts to repair tracks

Keolis loses $29.3m in first year

French parent company is covering commuter rail losses

Baker budget expands hiring at DCF

Spears says agency adding 600 workers over 2 years

Governor proposes $200 million in roads funding

State would need to find room under debt ceiling

Baker seeks to redevelop state parcel

Works with Walsh on parcel near Chinatown

Cordy to retire from SJC

Decision will give Baker his first high court nominee

State board votes 6-4 to close charter

Cites Dorchester Collegiate Academy’s low performance

Baker: Greenhouse gas emission target ‘achievable’

Says passage of hydroelectricity bill is crucial to meeting goal

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