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 a list of upcoming fireworks displays in Massachusetts

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You don’t have to wait for the Fourth of July to see fireworks in Massachusetts.

Table: Traffic violations issued by each Mass. police department

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See how many violations your local police department has issued in recent years.

Mass. police issuing fewer traffic violations

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In some cases, reductions in federal and state grants for traffic enforcement have led to cuts in the number of troopers and officers assigned to patrol duty.

Things that work

Paris offers a model to bring swimming to Charles River

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Paris next month will unveil three public swimming areas in a once-polluted canal. Can Boston learn from that model?