Digital Journalist

John R. Ellement

John R. Ellement is an on-line journalist with 30 years of experience covering breaking news and who continues to report on criminal justice issues in Massachusetts, his primary area of expertise at He was part of the Globe’s coverage of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news coverage in 2014. He has worked as the Globe’s primary state court reporter and covered the Boston police in the 1990s.

He frequently writes the Home Of The Week feature for the Globe’s Address section and He is a graduate of Northeastern University and has taught journalism courses at Boston University’s College of Communication.

Latest stories

Mass. rounds up state’s 26 pitches for Amazon’s new headquarters

By and , Globe Staff

Some of the sites have not previously gotten much attention as possible locations for the new Amazon headquarters.

Weekend forecast making the weather great again

By , Globe Staff

Sunshine and warmth will hang around all weekend, but forecasters warn the “prolonged dry spell” combined with winds will raise the risk of fire.

Lynn police lieutenant charged with operating under the influence

By Ben Thompson and , Globe Correspondent and Globe Staff

Lieutenant James Shinnick allegedly lost control of his car on Route 1 in Peabody, slid into the path of another car before coming to a halt in a construction zone, police said.

‘What is that for?’ commuter asks of box cutter. ‘For your face,’ man replies

By Sarah Betancourt and , Globe Correspondent and Globe Staff

The man was removed from a train at Wellington Station by Transit Police around 6:30 a.m. Thursday.