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

Luxury in the city: Double penthouse listed for $9.2 million features 3,200-square-foot roof deck

By , Globe Staff

The condo has three bedrooms, five full baths, and a commanding view of Boston and the harbor. Search the latest luxury listings at

Expected snow totals for Boston drop slightly, but northern Mass. will still get hit hard

By , and Martin Finuane , Globe Staff

Areas near the N.H. border could get up to 16 inches, according to forecasters, with Boston forecast to receive 7 inches.

SJC rules police officers who commit crimes off-duty can keep their pensions

By , Globe Staff

The Supreme Judicial Court ordered the reinstatement of the pension of John Swallow, who was convicted in 2012 of firing his personal handgun during a domestic violence incident.

For the first time, Massachusetts cellphone users can text 911

By , Globe Staff

The connection between text messaging and 911 had a “soft rollout” last month but is now fully functioning statewide, according to the State 911 Department.