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 Journalistm award. He is an adjunct professor at Boston University. Currently, he is an online reporter and editor.

Latest stories

Man searched in vain for mother after boat sank

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The Coast Guard also said there was no record of a mayday radio call to ask for help as the boat was sinking.

Fire that killed four in Greenfield appears accidental, authorities say

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Brian Tower, a 28-year State Police civilian employee, and three of his family members were killed.

Fires in Fitchburg kill 1, lead to a middle school being closed

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A woman was rescued from a Cottage Street fire but died, while flames broke out at an abandoned school, leading officials to cancel classes at nearby Longsjo Middle.

Witnesses to Theater District stabbings asked to call police tip line

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No arrests have been made as of Monday morning as police continue to investigate a violent incident that broke out over the weekend.