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

CSX freight train derails in Taunton, spilling fuel

By and Alyssa Meyers , Globe Staff and Globe Correspondent

Some 1,800 gallons of fuel spilled from the engine onto the tracks and ground underneath after the derailment.

Two men in custody after shots fired during Lynn home invasion

By and , Globe Staff

Two elementary schools were placed under lockdown after gunfire broke out and a suspect allegedly involved in a home invasion fled police.

Trooper injured when driver slams into cruiser on Southeast Expressway

By , Globe Staff

The trooper suffered a “lower body injury” that was not considered life-threatening after his vehicle was pushed into him as he assisted in the arrest of a wrong-way driver.