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


Condo has the perks of single-family, but leave the shovel behind

By , Globe Staff

The first step inside this 10-year-old home leads to an unexpectedly airy expanse: an open floor plan with 15-foot-high ceilings.

Delays on Lowell, Greenbush, Fitchburg, Kingston commuter rail lines

By , Globe Staff

The T canceled a train on the Lowell line, but later started a train from the North Billerica station as a substitute.

Frigid cold is here, and snow is expected to arrive Sunday

By , Globe Staff

Get your shovels ready. Snow is on the way. And it could make for a messy commute on Monday morning.

Shooting leaves 1 injured in Jamaica Plain

By , Globe Staff

The unidentified man was taken to a hospital in life-threatening condition.