Emily Sweeney

Emily Sweeney covers local news and writes the “Blotter Tales” column for the Globe. She is a past president and board member of the New England chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and frequently gives talks at schools, universities, and media industry events. She also serves on the board of directors for the New England First Amendment Coalition (NEFAC) and the New England Society of News Editors (NESNE). 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.

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Good cheer, great food intersect at Crossroads Cafe

By , Globe Staff

Crossroads Cafe is a family-friendly restaurant and pub in Acton that has a loyal following. Stop by for lunch or dinner and you’ll see why.

Wayland neighbors diverge over left turn ban

By , Globe Staff

To turn, or not to turn. That is the question being debated where Glezen Lane meets Route 27.


When your enemy lives next door

By , Globe Staff

Neighbors war over everything from dirty diapers to domesticated chickens, in the Globe’s Blotter Tales.

Chasing waterfalls in Royalston

By , Globe Staff

Located in the northern part of Worcester County, Royalston is home to not one, but three well-known waterfalls.