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

New details emerge on State Police payroll head’s alleged theft scheme

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Denise Ezekiel allegedly transferred money from the agency to her personal bank account, attempting to disguise the payments as reimbursements for travel and training.

State Police official faces theft charges

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The woman who heads the State Police payroll department has been on unpaid leave for months amid allegations that she’s been stealing from the agency.

Table: What State Police in Troop F make

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This table updates an earlier version state officials released that did not include per diem payments troopers received last year.

More hidden State Police pay surfaces. This time: millions in perks

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Members of Troop F get $40 each time they drive their own car to work, which heavily contributed to more than $3.4 million in additional payouts over four years.