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


New 55-plus community is short hop to highway, train

By , Globe Staff

Sixteen condo units are still available at the Reading Woods development by Pulte Homes.

An ordinary day for a delivery driver turns heroic

By Vivian Wang and , Globe Correspondent and globe staff

Jennifer Martin was delivering a package Thursday on Bunker Hill Street in Charlestown when she noticed thick smoke swirling from a building two houses down.

Man ejected from car, killed in I-195 crash in Dartmouth

By , Globe Staff

The New Bedford man was pronounced dead at the scene early Friday.

Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for southeastern Mass.

By and Christina Prignano , Globe Staff

It was the hottest since July 19, 2013, when temperatures spiked to 99.