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

Horrific crash claims members of three generations in one Whitman family

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A trip to Disney World ended in tragedy for the Smith family Tuesday, after a pickup truck rear-ended their van, killing Julie Smith, her 5-year-old daughter Scarlett, 11-year-old son, Jackson, and and her mother, Josephine Fay.

US Attorney Andrew Lelling and public corruption

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The prosecution of state Representative David Nangle is the latest criminal case against public officials, employees, and members of law enforcement by US Attorney Andrew E. Lelling.

Third building in Central Square complex opens to renters

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In a city where 64 percent of the housing stock is rental properties, a new high-rise building with 225 units has just opened its doors.

Slain Timberland employee remembered for loving the outdoors and having ‘the biggest heart and personality’

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Catherine “Cassie” Heppner, 46, is being remembered by her friends, family and colleagues for her warm, fun-loving personality and love of the outdoors.