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

Prosecutors drop assault case against actor Kevin Spacey

By , Globe Staff

Prosecutors dropped the sexual assault charge against actor Kevin Spacey Wednesday, bringing to an end a high-profile criminal case that fell apart in recent weeks amid revelations of deleted text messages, a lost cellphone, and the accuser’s refusal to testify.

Fired Environmental Police colonel sues agency, claiming politically motivated retaliation

By , Globe Staff

James McGinn, who was fired last fall for allegedly fixing two traffic tickets, said in the lawsuit that his former boss grew “increasingly hostile” leading up to the dismissal.

RMV suspends hundreds more Mass. licenses amid internal review

By , and , Globe Staff

In a memo Friday, state officials said that since the review began, the “number of actions taken totals 2,039 suspensions issued pertaining to 1,607 unique drivers.”

After cellphone vanishes in Kevin Spacey case, Cape DA’s office pledges better evidence documentation

By , Globe Staff

Detectives acknowledged in court this week they failed to document returning the accuser’s cellphone — a key piece of evidence that’s now missing.