Reporter

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

Former Medford police chief knew of major payroll scandal, but didn’t seek outside probe

By , Globe Staff

Leo Sacco received a tip about alleged fraud. Some officers admitted it, according to an internal investigation. But no one was disciplined.

Investigation into Boston police overtime fraud focused on three officers in evidence unit

By and , Globe Staff

The investigations into the force follow investigations into overtime abuses by state troopers and centers on allegations that the officers in some cases did not work their full four-hour overtime shifts.

Baker names Christopher Mason as new State Police commander

By and , Globe Staff

Governor Charlie Baker named Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Mason as the next colonel and superintendent of the State Police Wednesday, an appointment made necessary when Colonel Kerry Gilpin announced her retirement after 25 years on the force.

Here are the 2019 SAT results for every school in R.I.

By , Globe Staff

Check out how each school performed.