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

Hundreds pay tribute to fallen tow truck driver

By , Globe Staff

Tow truck drivers gathered in North Andover on Wednesday to pay their respects to Daniel Coady Jr. who was fatally struck by a vehicle on Interstate 495 last week.

East Boston diner owner to be arraigned on tax charges in April

By , Globe Staff

An East Boston Municipal Court judge recused himself from the arraignment Wednesday “in light of a familial connection with the defendant.”

Woman seriously injured in house fire on Cape Cod

By , Globe Staff

The home at 44 Debbie Lane in South Dennis is uninhabitable, according to fire officials.

Two men shot in Lawrence expected to survive

By , Globe Staff

Both men were taken to hospitals in Boston “where they remain in serious but stable condition,” according to police.