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

Playground near Roslindale school set on fire, firefighters say

By , Globe Staff

Flames from the burning equipment extended into surrounding trees, causing electrical power lines to arc and throw off sparks.


It’s game time anytime at ranch with basketball court, pool

By , Globe Staff

The hilltop ranch has a pool, basketball court, a game room, and a fenced-in play area.

Delays on highways, commuter rail during rain-soaked commute

By , Globe Staff

The MBTA reported delays on the Lowell and Worcester lines, while drivers are facing slowdowns.

Clouds will remain in Boston area after rainy morning

By , Globe Staff

The rain should stop sometime Tuesday, the National Weather Service said.