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

Former public safety secretary to consult with scandal-plagued State Police

By and Danny McDonald , Globe Staff

The State Police say they have brought in a familiar face to consult and bring change to the department: former state public safety secretary Kathleen O’Toole.

Mass. medical examiner’s office chips away at backlog

By , Globe Staff

Delays in processing death certificates and autopsies have affected court cases and left families without closure.

Baker’s plan to cut State Police OT spending faces major hurdles

By , Globe Staff

In early May, the governor and the head of the State Police promised a crackdown on overtime spending, including a decrease of up to 40 percent in one of its most costly units.

As State Police overtime probe intensifies, troopers race to lock in pensions and retire

By , Globe Staff

At least 17 troopers linked to overtime abuse and under suspicion for payroll fraud have retired in recent months, locking in generous pensions and cashing out unused benefits and perks.