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.

Latest stories

How to navigate today’s wide world of youth sports

By , Globe Staff

Sorry football mom or soccer dad, but your child might rather play Ultimate Frisbee.


A motorcycle pops up in an unlikely place

By , Globe Staff

A man finds his motorcycle atop his car, a teenager is nabbed for tossing coffee in anger, some unlikely things are stolen, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

Blotter Tales

The great egg robbery

By , Globe Staff

Eggs are stolen, a horse gets stuck in mud, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

Three charged in theft of puppies from Holliston kennel

By , Globe Staff

Each faces charges of receiving stolen property over $250 after the dogs were found safe in Plainville.