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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

Lawrence mayor urges judge to reject gas explosion settlement, saying lawyers would receive too large a share

By and , Globe Staff

Lawrence Mayor Daniel Rivera wants a judge to reject the proposed $143 million settlement of a class action lawsuit filed against Columbia Gas, arguing that lawyers are taking too large a share of the money destined for victims of the 2018 natural gas explosions that rocked the Merrimack Valley.

Snow stops in Boston area, might linger on Cape Cod

By and , Globe Staff

The snowstorm dumped the most snow in areas in the central part of the state, with the Worcester County town of Rutland leading the state as of 8:40 a.m. with 6.8 inches, according to reports from the National Weather Service.

Safety experts applaud commuter rail operator Keolis

By , Globe Staff

Safety experts gave the MBTA transit system failing marks Monday, but the panel gave a passing grade to Keolis Commuter Services, which has operated the T’s commuter rail system since 2014 under a $2.6 billion contract.

‘She didn’t want this man to take the ring’

By , Globe Staff

In one of her final acts, Dr. Lina Bolanos turned the Tiffany engagement ring she had received from her fiancee, Dr. Richard Field,around on her finger so only the band was visible, an action she took to prevent it from being stolen by the man who stole her life, a prosecutor said Monday.