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

Days after Merrimack Valley disaster, Columbia Gas faces first lawsuits

By and , Globe Staff

The company said in a statement that it remains committed to providing compensation to the thousands affected by last Thursday’s crisis.

Pressure inside Columbia Gas pipes was 12 times higher than normal

By and , Globe Staff

Electricity, which was cut off last Thursday to some 18,000 customers as a safety precaution, has been fully restored.

Pressure inside Columbia Gas pipes was 12 times higher than normal

By , Globe Staff

Pipes carrying natural gas through three Merrimack Valley communities were under high pressure Thursday when dozens of explosions and fires erupted.

Mass. state trooper pleads guilty to collecting pay for bogus OT

By and Danny McDonald , Globe Staff

A suspended Massachusetts State Police trooper from Braintree pleaded guilty Friday in federal court to collecting pay for hours he did not work, according to federal prosecutors.