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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

Showers, thunderstorms and even an isolated tornado are in the forecast today

By and , Globe Staff

Forecasters say the weather ride could get bumpy Friday, with a few strong to severe thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening — and even, possibly an isolated, short-lived tornado.

Longnook beach remains officially closed Friday, two days after N.Y. man was bitten by shark

By Emily Williams, J.D. Capelouto, Sophia Eppolito and , Globe Correspondents and Globe Staff

Swimming is banned Friday, but town officials are considering whether to open it for the coming weekend.

Great White Shark sighting off Barnstable Harbor Friday

By , Globe Staff

The Friday morning sighting came after multiple shark sightings on Thursday along Cape Cod’s east-facing shore.

‘Moderate’ delays on the Red Line

By , Globe Staff

Signal problems had been resolved by about 9:15 a.m. and passengers were facing “moderate” delays after “severe” delays lasted for more than an hour.