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

Was the Allston facade collapse a freak occurrence? Maybe not

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Building facade collapses — like the one in Allston this month — are more common than you may imagine.

Decay, stormy weather blamed for collapse of Allston facade

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City officials released a report about what caused the collapse of a facade in Allston on Sunday that left two people injured.

Justice Dept. watchdog to probe safety concerns at prison where ‘Whitey’ Bulger was killed

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The top internal watchdog in the US Department of Justice is reviewing safety concerns raised about the West Virginia prison where Bulger was killed.

Where the million-dollar earners live in Massachusetts

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The number of tax filings with an adjusted gross income of more than $1 million during the 2016 tax year grew by 165 compared with 2015. That’s income that exceeds $1 million, not assets.