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

Lawrence police officer charged with trying to extort drug dealer

By and , Globe Staff

Officer John R. Desantis Jr. allegedly sometimes used personal checks to buy cocaine from the dealer.

Potentially record-breaking heat to persist for Memorial Day weekend

By , Globe Staff

Boston and other communities could set new records on Saturday, forecasters said.

Traffic around the city begins to ease after Memorial Day rush

By , Globe Staff

Traffic was moving slowly early Friday afternoon, but has begun to ease as travelers make their way out of the city.

Officials clear probation officer in connection with Auburn suspect

By and , Globe Staff

A probation officer who is reportedly the girlfriend of Jorge Zambrano’s brother did not have any role in court cases involving the shooting suspect.