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

How a trooper’s alleged racist remark ignited the State Police overtime scandal

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Forty-six troopers have been accused of collecting overtime pay for hours they didn’t work. One citizen complaint helped expose the massive, years-long scam.

State trooper charged with OUI in Chicopee crash told investigators ‘I’m sorry,’ court records show

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An off-duty State Police trooper who was allegedly drunk when he crashed his pickup truck into another vehicle last month smelled of alcohol after the incident, court filings said.

Here’s the full list of 26 more Sears, Kmart stores closing around the US

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The one-time powerhouse retailer that survived two world wars and the Great Depression has been carving off pieces of itself as it burns through money.

Company cited after woman critically injured in North End by falling metal

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City officials issued violations to the contractor involved in a North End incident that critically injured a passer-by, and the contractor was ordered to shut down work at the site.