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

Father suspected of killing son, then himself in Foxborough

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An Army veteran who police say killed himself and his son had repeatedly faced gun charges and been arrested as recently as last week.


These shoes were made for, uh, collecting

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Police seize $50,000 worth of footwear, a man gets locked inside a supermarket, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

New Hampshire man charged with impersonating officer, sexual assault

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The 24-year-old Nashua man allegedly claimed to work for US Homeland Security when the alleged victim’s friend came to pick her up.

One dead, another wounded after fight between neighbors in Dorchester

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The double stabbing was reported Thursday morning.