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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Developer’s house in Milton hits market with inspired take on open floor plan

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The first floor is not a series of rooms, but a collection of spaces connected by hallways and plates of glass framed by wood casements.

Hernandez’s fiancee may sue prison for failing to prevent suicide

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The attorney for Hernandez’s fiancee said she may sue state prison officials for failing to prevent his suicide.

Lawyer for Aaron Hernandez victim’s family challenges Patriots to pay family

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A lawyer for the family of Odin Lloyd, a man murdered by former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, challenged the team to be “champions of justice.”

Bedroom window overlooks living room in Reading town home with modern kitchen

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The lower level is used as a family room, but it could easily become a bedroom suite. The windows are well aboveground, and there’s a full bath.