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

Gorham, N.H.

Owner, pit bull involved in fatal dog attack sought

By John R. Ellement , Globe Staff

The pit bull attacked another dog, fatally injuring it, during a hike through the famous Tuckerman Ravine.

Report issued 21 years after killing puts doubt on detective

By John R. Ellement , Globe Staff

Police allowed a detective to participate in the 1993 investigation of another detective even though police were told the two detectives had robbed a drug dealer together, records state.

Home of the Week

Sea captain’s home overlooking Salem Common

By John R. Ellement , Globe Staff

The 200-year-old brick Federalist home is fully renovated, and remains rich with the past.

Peter Theo Curtis grateful to those who won his release

By David Abel and John R. Ellement , Globe Staff

“I had no idea that so much effort was being expended on my behalf,” the former captive said in brief remarks.