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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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Ahead of sexual assault trial, Bill Cosby tries to buff up his image

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The 79-year-old comedian has launched what appears to be a major public relations campaign to repair his reputation.

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JFK’s diary sells for $718,750 at auction

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A collector from Beverly placed the winning bid.

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Nantucket Film Festival announces 2017 lineup

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The film festival kicks off June 21.

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Quote of the day: Madonna

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Have you heard that a biopic about Madonna is in the works? Apparently she is not happy about it, and had no problem expressing her frustration on Instagram.