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

Boston police seek help in slaying of woman in Dorchester

By , Globe Staff

Alicia Restrepo, 24, was killed Monday night around 9:36 p.m. while in a car parked near the intersection of Charles and Ditson streets.

‘John Doe’ drops civil case against Bryon Hefner and Stanley Rosenberg, former Senate president

By Matt Stout and , Globe Correspondent and Globe Staff

The former State House aide known as John Doe abruptly dropped his civil lawsuit against Bryon Hefner and his husband, former state Senate president Stanley C. Rosenberg.

Columbia Gas reaches midpoint in gas main rebuilding effort after last month’s explosions, fires

By , Globe Staff

Through Monday, the company reported that it has dug up streets in Andover, Lawrence and North Andover and has now replaced about 28 miles of aging gas mains out of a total of 45 miles.

Green Line service resumes, all-clear given at Boston University

By , Globe Staff

Green Line trains at Kenmore Square were briefly on hold Tuesday afternoon and BU issued a shelter-in-place order as police conducted a search inside the tunnels for a suspect.