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

Fire guts nearly finished Dorchester building

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A six-alarm fire broke out in a multi-million dollar residential building under construction in Dorchester.

Michael McCarthy may well spend more than 20 years in prison

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Second-degree murderers don’t have much success when asking for parole.

Amesbury residents asked to shelter in place while police search for armed man

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As of 12:30 p.m., police are searching for an armed man who has threatened to harm himself.

Holocaust Memorial considered ‘beacon of memory and hope’

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The memorial was dedicated in 1995 and allows visitors to share both the horror and the courage of the Jews who died - and those who survived - World War II.