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

State trooper destroyed records to cover up OT fraud, prosecutors allege

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Prosecutors allege a former trooper destroyed copies of traffic citations as part of his scheme to cover up how he skipped hundreds of hours of overtime shifts.

It’s not your imagination: March tends to bring a spike in fires across Mass.

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Devastating fires across Massachusetts have grabbed headlines this month.

State Police had a quota system for issuing tickets, prosecutors allege

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The Massachusetts State Police has repeatedly denied the existence of ticket quotas in recent years, but federal prosecutors outlined such a system last week.

Here’s a list of the 100 highest-paid Mass. quasi-public workers in 2018

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The top earner took home more than $668,000 last year.