Reporter

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

Alleged victim’s cellphone is missing in Kevin Spacey sex-assault case

By , Globe Staff

The man accusing Kevin Spacey of sexually assaulting him at a Nantucket bar cannot find the cellphone that a judge in the case ordered him to turn over to the actor’s lawyers.

MBTA among nation’s worst for derailments, records show

By and , Globe Staff

MBTA trains derailed 43 times over the last five years, the second-highest total of any metro transit system in the country, federal records show.

Judge orders cellphone of assault accuser be given to Kevin Spacey’s lawyers

By , Globe Staff

Spacey’s lawyers say they should be allowed to examine the phone to try to extract information they claim was deleted.

Top court in Mass. to review controversial technology police use to track cars

By , Globe Staff

Police have installed an undisclosed number of cameras across Massachusetts that photograph each license plate that passes and send the information to huge databases.