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

School principal targeted in Blackstone car bombing

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The bomb detonated Thursday night in what authorities said was a targeted attack on Bellingham High School principal Lucas Giguere.


The case of the feathered fugitive

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A golden pheasant is lost and then found, a woman gets ditched by her date, a house is toilet-papered, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

At funeral, woman says Hudner, man he tried to rescue are ‘together in heaven’

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Every pew at a Concord church was filled — and Governor Charlie Baker was among the attendees — for the funeral of retired Navy Captain Thomas Hudner Jr.

Gravestone from 1761 found in front steps of N.H. house

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The gravestone was made for Betty Clark, a little girl who died 256 years ago. How it ended up in the front steps of Bill Fenton’s house remains a mystery.