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

State officials warn drivers: Don’t get high on pot and drive

By , Globe Staff

Authorities are urging travelers to separate their cannabis from their travel plans this holiday season.

‘Mechanical issue’ slows commuter rail on Providence/Stoughton and Fitchburg lines

By , Globe Staff

Keolis Commuter Services is reporting delays and at least one cancelation on two rail lines during the Monday morning commute.

Home of the Week: House on Underground Railroad listed for $749,900

By , Globe Staff

The four-bedroom, three-bath home sits on the banks of the Skug River near Harold Parker State Forest. Search the latest listings at

Sharon parents, 3 kids terrorized by armed man inside their home

By and , Globe Staff

At one point during the bizarre attack, the man was stabbing with a knife into a closet door where the father and children had taken refuge, police said.