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

Bolton police expected to file charges against teen who allegedly pulled knife on teacher

By , Globe Staff

The student confronted his lead teacher at the Bolton school Thursday while in the life skills class, in which cutlery was available.

Crash on ramp from highway snarls I-93 traffic in Boston

By , Globe Staff

A crash involving two tractor trailer trucks forced the closure of a major highway ramp on the southbound lanes of I-93 in Boston, State Police said.

Teens remain hospitalized following South Boston moped crash

By Danny McDonald and , Globe Staff

Two teenage girls remain hospitalized Friday morning, being treated for injuries suffered when the moped they were riding collided with a pick-up truck in South Boston.

Police nab man trying to escape after alleged burglary at South End address

By and , Globe Staff

A 54-year-old homeless man allegedly broke into a gated area on a South End block early Thursday and was nabbed when he tried to make his escape, police said.