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

Fishing boat crewmember dead after confrontation aboard ship off Nantucket

By and Jackson Cote , Globe Staff | Globe Correspondent

Franklin Vazquez was arraigned Monday on murder and attempted murder charges, according to the US Attorney’s office.

Boston police create new bureau to expand community policing in the city

By and John Ellement , Globe Staff

The new Boston Police bureau aimed at enhancing the city community policing strategy will be led by a 22-year veteran of the department.

Prosecutor says man accused of threatening Boston Globe workers may have menaced others

By and , Globe Staff

Authorities are investigating whether the California man accused of making threatening calls to the Boston Globe made similar calls to the New York Times and the National Football League.

Arrest made in shooting near near Roxbury mosque

By , Globe Staff

A person suffered non-life threatening injuries when they were shot early Monday morning in Roxbury, Boston police said.