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

Facing outrage, Steamship Authority board agrees to outside review

By , Globe Staff

The Steamship Authority’s five-member board voted unanimously Tuesday to hire outside consultants to conduct an independent review of its operations.

Cancellations on Martha’s Vineyard ferry skyrocket

By , Globe Staff

“It’s insane. It’s absolutely insane,” one official said of the canceled trips between Martha’s Vineyard and Falmouth. “This is the worst anybody has ever seen it.”

Mass. counties have some of the highest rates of Lyme disease in the US

By , Globe Staff

Nantucket County residents reported the single highest average annual per capita rate of confirmed and probable Lyme disease cases among all 3,142 counties nationwide.

State Police to activate GPS in cruisers, restructure staff

By and , Globe Staff

Top State Police brass will be able to more closely keep tabs on troopers, and members of the problem-plagued Troop E were officially disbanded.