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

Boston wants to explore options for same-day voter registration

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City councilors say the goal is to make it easier for residents to vote.

State Police helicopter has near collision with large drone over Lawrence

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The drone was in illegal airspace when the helicopter almost collided with it, state police said.

See which Mass. schools failed to report concussion data

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This table shows whether schools sent data to the state for 2015-16, the most recent reporting year.

With new tool, Mass. hopes to get more schools to report concussions

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The latest push comes amid rising concern nationwide about the long-term health ramifications of concussions, particularly for young developing brains.