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

Mass. high court cites Ginsburg in setting limits on police powers to search, arrest

By , Globe Staff

The state’s high court Friday positioned the right to privacy enshrined in the Massachusetts Constitution as a bulwark against some warrantless searches and arrests.

State trooper charged with assault on woman outside Dorchester bar

By and , Globe Staff

The trooper was suspended with pay earlier this week, according to a State Police spokesman.

Fatal tanker crash shuts down Route 24 in Fall River for hours; southbound side reopened

By , Globe Staff

Fearing the tanker’s fuel could ignite, authorities closed the highway in both directions at that time.

N.H. police cadet arrested after urging classmates to join him in suicide pact

By , Globe Staff

Tipped off by classmates, New Hampshire State Police on Wednesday arrested Noah M. Beaulieu on charges of two counts of criminal threatening.