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 releasing more mosquitoes might actually curb the number of mosquitoes

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A federal agency has approved use of a new method for controlling populations of disease-carrying mosquitoes in 20 states.

Kraft, Pagliuca named in ‘Paradise Papers,’ report says

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Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Celtics co-owner Stephen Pagliuca were reportedly named in leaked files that exposed how some public figures invest offshore to avoid taxes.

Things That Work

Can optical illusions trick drivers into slowing down?

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A handful of cities around the world have painted optical illusions on roadways — think raised beams and even images of children — that appear, at first glance, to be blocking motorists’ paths.

These 11 graphics show problem of gun violence in America

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Mass shootings appear to be becoming more common and more deadly.