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.

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Natural elements are king in Tudor in JP

By , Globe Staff

From the sunroom of this $1.2 million Moss Hill home, enjoy spring’s long awaited warmth and watch the greenery of the neighborhood emerge.

Another search of Norwell home leads to discovery of ‘destructive items’

By , Globe Staff

Joseph Brennan allegedly sparked an explosion in his car with a lit cigarette during the weekend.

Female moose wanders into downtown Fitchburg

By , Globe Staff

The animal was first spotted around 7:30 a.m. in the downtown of the central Massachusetts city.

Man arraigned at hospital after device detonates in car

By Aneri Pattani and , Globe Correspondent | Globe Staff

“I lit a cigarette with the gunpowder in the front seat,” Joseph Brennan allegedly told a witness after the explosion.