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

Two loaded guns seized in six hours by Boston Police

By , Globe Staff

Boston police recovered the guns when they stopped a car with the wrong license plates, and stopped a man allegedly linked to an ongoing gang investigation.

Tractor-trailer crash on I-495 in Chelmsford limits access to Lowell Connector

By , Globe Staff

The crash took place in the northbound lanes of I-495 near the intersection with Route 3.

Driver killed in I-495 crash worked for Coady’s Towing

By , Globe Staff

A tow truck driver was killed in a chain-reaction crash on Interstate 495 in Andover.

Thousands are without power as Mass. cleans up from nor’easter

By , and , Globe Staff

Eversource said several days may be required to fully restore power.