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 does Boston stack up in the Amazon sweepstakes? We dug into the numbers

By , Globe Staff

A look at Boston’s strengths and weaknesses in several key areas that the company has said are central to how it will decide where to put its second headquarters.

Opioid deaths cut US life expectancy by 2.5 months, study suggests

By , Globe Staff

It’s the latest grim statistic to illustrate just how devastating the opioid crisis has been.

So what is a visiting fellow at Harvard’s Institute of Politics?

By , Globe Staff

The Institute of Politics runs what’s called the Visiting Fellows program, which each semester invites “prominent” political practitioners to the university.

Get Smart

Massachusetts: What do you know?

By , Globe Staff

Who knew Massachusetts had an official cat?