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

Home of the Week: Post-and-beam home with a contemporary twist for $899,000

By , Globe Staff

Five-bedroom Chelmsford home undergoes renovation, features marble, porcelain, timber, and hardwood. |

Melrose man killed in crash on I-495 in Boxborough

By , Globe Staff

A Melrose man was fatally injured early Tuesday when the Mercedes Benz he was driving veered off Interstate 495 and bounced off a guardrail before crashing.

Boston officers are suspended in payroll investigation

By John R. Ellement and and Maggie Mulvihill , Globe Staff and Globe Correspondent

Three officers assigned to provide security at the front desk of the Boston Police Department’s Roxbury headquarters have been placed on administrative leave.

Educator killed in Somerville hit-and-run will live on in those she taught, colleagues say

By , Globe Staff

Allison Donovan was fatally injured in a hit-and-run crash while in the crosswalk on Powderhouse Boulevard.