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

MBTA driver allegedly paid someone $2,000 to beat him up

By , Globe Staff

Thomas Lucey allegedly staged the attack and is now facing criminal charges that he fraudulently collected worker’s compensation and private disability insurance.

State trooper placed on paid leave after internal affairs investigation

By , Globe Staff

State Police aren’t disclosing why Trooper Leigha Genduso, who started her career as a dispatcher before joining the force in 2014, was placed on leave.

Canceled trains, delays for commuter rail passengers

By , Globe Staff

Commuter rail passengers north and south of Boston are dealing with cancelled trains and the use of a shuttle bus due to “mechanical issues” with equipment.

Boston may break the record of the warmest February day — again

By and , Globe Staff

Punxsutawney Phil and Ms. G may have said “six more weeks of winter,” but the month of February doesn’t seem to agree.