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

Yes, Boston commuters, your ride is taking longer

By and , Globe Staff

The average time residents of Eastern Mass. and Southern N.H. spend heading to work has been creeping higher in recent years.

Get Smart

Bad news on the flu: Season striking early and will peak around the holidays

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Flu season has arrived early this year in Massachusetts, according to public health officials who are urging residents to get a flu vaccine.

CVS-Aetna deal would be one of priciest ever. Here’s how it ranks

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CVS Health’s plan to buy Aetna Inc. for $69 billion would rank among the top 15 priciest merger and acquisition deals ever completed in the United States.

Things that Work

Trauma group offers a community in pain a place to heal

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A Roxbury-based program has seen promising signs in trying to help residents cope with psychological trauma.