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

Plymouth couple missing for nearly 24 hours found safe

By and Andrew Grant , Globe Staff and Globe Correspondent

The 87-year-old woman and her 90-year-old husband were found in Bourne, Plymouth police announced early Friday evening.

Fire alarms failed at Holyoke building where 3 died on New Year’s

By Maddie Kilgannon and , Globe Correspondent and Globe Staff

The company monitoring the system knew it was malfunctioning about 48 hours before the deadly fire.

Boy, 4, found safe in Wales, Mass.

By , Globe Staff

The boy had been reported missing Friday morning from an area near an elementary school.

Delays reported on Rockport commuter rail line

By , Globe Staff

The T cited “mechanical problems” for the delays.