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

Framingham man charged in police standoff recalled as ‘nicest guy,’ by friends

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The man who allegedly fired shots at Framingham police during a domestic violence incident.

Baby sitter tied up during home invasion in Randolph

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Armed men forced themselves into a home and bound the baby sitter and oldest child with duct tape and zip ties while they ransacked the house, according to police.

Woman hurt in North End chimney collapse has long road to recovery, family says

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“It would be a miracle if she can walk again,” the woman’s sister said in an interview.

Man injured while fighting off robbers on Blue Hill Avenue

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The victim suffered minor cuts to his hands when he grabbed the knife used by his attackers, according to Boston police.