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

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev lawyers want judge to investigate ‘leaks’

By John R. Ellement , Globe Staff

The attorneys want a probe into how the media learned a Cambridge man allegedly supplied the gun used to kill Sean Collier.

Brother ordered to provide DNA so Suffolk prosecutors can prove his twin is a killer

By John R. Ellement , Globe Staff

The twin brother of a man charged with first-degree murder today was ordered to let Suffolk prosecutors build his DNA profile so they can prove which brother allegedly left his genetic profile behind when a South Boston woman was stabbed to death in her home in 2012.

Fire retardant release injures five at Logan

By John R. Ellement , Globe staff

Five people were rushed to Boston hospitals this morning after a fire retardant system at a car rental facility in East Boston discharged.

Authorities release sketch in Abigail Hernandez case

By John R. Ellement and Evan Allen , Globe staff

Law enforcement officials say the man drove the N.H. teen away in a pickup truck last October.