Emily Sweeney

Emily Sweeney covers local news and writes the “Blotter Tales” column for the Globe. She’s also a regular contributor to the Names page. A proud native of Dorchester, Sweeney graduated from Northeastern University and played on NU’s championship-winning women’s ice hockey team. She has been on the Globe staff since 2001, and currently serves on the board of directors for the New England First Amendment Coalition (NEFAC) and the New England Society of News Editors (NESNE).

Latest stories

More than 500 police officers will be ready to keep the peace at ‘Boston Free Speech’ rally

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Mayor Walsh and Commissioner William Evans reiterated that items that can be used as weapons will not be permitted at the “free speech” rally.

Runaway bull still at large

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The beloved bovine is enjoying its fourth day of freedom since escaping from a livestock auction in Littleton.

Counterprotest organizers expect thousands

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They’re expecting up to 30,000 people to participate but 10,000 are expected to march from Roxbury to Boston Common.


Police continue to chase Pokémon Go

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Pokémon Go results in calls to police, a police chief rescues a pet pig, and other odd tales from local police blotters.