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.

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Some court systems are texting people to get them to show up. Could it work here?

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A growing number of court systems around the country are using software to automatically send reminders to people about their upcoming court appearances.

Table: The 100 highest-paid MBTA workers in 2017

By , Globe Staff

The top-paid T worker collected $270,634 last year.

One-third of MBTA workers made $100,000 or more last year

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The number of T workers making six figures climbed to the highest level seen in recent years.

Haverhill officials confirm first-grader died from the flu

By and , Globe Staff

Haverhill school officials confirmed that a local first-grader who died from influenza was the state’s first flu-related pediatric death of the year.