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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

Four teens arrested in fracas at Forest Hills MBTA station

By John R. Ellement , Globe staff

An 18-year-old teenager and three juveniles were arrested by MBTA Transit Police after they allegedly engaged in a fight at the Forest Hills station.

Hernandez felt ‘helpless’ during police questioning

By John R. Ellement and Martin Finucane , Globe Staff

Aaron Hernandez’s sworn statement appears to be the first time his voice has been heard in the Odin Lloyd murder case.

Fracas at Forest Hills MBTA station ends with four arrests

By John R. Ellement , Globe Staff

Two people were sent to the hospital and two people were taken into custody by Transit Police.

Tsarnaev defense rejects claim it posed as FBI in Russia

By John R. Ellement and Martin Finucane , Globe staff

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s defense attorneys called the claim of misrepresentation “false and facially preposterous.”