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

Here’s the full report detailing problems at the Steamship Authority

By , Globe Staff

The 140-page report said the agency, which runs ferries to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, was fortunate to have avoided more frequent and severe problems before this year.

Steamship Authority suffers from ‘penny-pinching’ mentality, report says

By , Globe Staff

The quasi-public agency is excessively cheap, lacks accountability, and is rife with internal factions working at odds with each other, according to a scathing new report.

MS-13: Who are they?

By Cynthia Fernandez and , Globe Correspondent | Globe Staff

We take a look at the origins of the murderous international street gang, which the top federal prosecutor in Mass. says has been “all but eradicated” in the Boston area.

Another state trooper charged in overtime scandal

By , and , Globe Staff

Trooper Heath McAuliffe was released without bail on several conditions after an initial US District Court appearance Wednesday.