John R. Ellement

Richardson Ellement is a Metro reporter who has covered northern New England, Boston police, the courts, and major breaking news stories for the Globe for the past 25 years. In 2010, he received the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Excellence in Legal Journalism award. He is an adjunct professor at Boston University. Currently, he is an online reporter and editor.

Latest stories

Man who killed Acushnet school nurse in 1993 now charged with assaulting elderly father

By , Globe Staff

David Taber is now charged with beating his 88-year-old father and later driving head-on into a police cruiser as officers tried to arrest him.

State trooper, driver injured in Southeast Expressway crash

By , Globe Staff

The two-vehicle crash in the southbound lanes of I-93 in Dorchester shut down two lanes, which have since reopened, but delays remain.

Judge ends home confinement for ex-speaker Salvatore DiMasi

By , Globe Staff

Former House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi, convicted of federal corruption charges, is now free to move about Massachusetts without limit.

Chelsea fire chief and union battle over ballistic gear for firefighters

By , Globe Staff

Chelsea firefighters at the scene of an active shooter incident this week wore ballistic vests, but the union contends the vests should not have been deployed without more training and a change in hazard pay rules.