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.

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Needham Art Deco home offers 6 bedrooms, dock rights to Charles

By , Globe Staff

Once a guest house for a neighboring estate, this Art Deco home features glass-block windows, curved corners, and an easement with dock access to the Charles River.

Ex-priest jailed in abuse scandal has been set free

By and , Globe Staff

Former Catholic priest Ronald Paquin, who psychologists say admitted to molesting at least 14 boys, was released Friday from custody.

Prosecutors move to have ex-priest declared ‘sexually dangerous’

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Ronald H. Paquin, who was at the center of the church sexual abuse crisis, could remain in custody beyond his sentence.

Gusting winds, fall-like temperatures expected today

By , Globe Staff

Rains are expected to be heavier in the south coast in the morning, but Boston should only see a “bit of light rain.”