Matt Rocheleau

Matt covers “things that work,” stories about efforts locally and beyond that have succeeded, or hold great promise, in improving government, business, policy, and other aspects of life. He first wrote for the Globe in 2009, as a student reporter in the newspaper’s co-op program. After graduating from UMass Amherst a year later, he returned to the Globe and has worked here ever since, reporting primarily on data-driven stories, city neighborhoods, transportation, business, and higher education.

Latest stories

The hottest Google search term in Boston this year was . . .

By , Globe Staff

Search engine giant Google on Wednesday released its annual list of the top trending searches among Boston users.

Should you worry about net neutrality ending? This one chart tells you why you should.

By , Globe Staff

One statistic highlights how many of us — the consumers — will be left essentially powerless to do much, if the fears of repealing net neutrality rules come true.

Yes, Boston commuters, your ride is taking longer

By and , Globe Staff

The average time residents of Eastern Mass. and Southern N.H. spend heading to work has been creeping higher in recent years.

Get Smart

Bad news on the flu: Season striking early and will peak around the holidays

By , Globe Staff

Flu season has arrived early this year in Massachusetts, according to public health officials who are urging residents to get a flu vaccine.