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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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Spike Lee, Nate Parker, Soledad O’Brien to attend Vineyard film fest

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The Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival will run from Aug. 8-13.

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PEN New England lauds lyricists

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Tom Waits, John Prine, and Kathleen Brennan will receive the organization’s song lyrics award in September.

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Bakers in Waltham for celebration

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Governor Charlie Baker was in Waltham for the grand opening of Wolverine Worldwide’s regional headquarters and a send-off party for distance runner Molly Huddle.

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Ayla Brown performs at Republican National Convention

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The daughter of former US Senator Scott Brown sang the national anthem at the Republican National Convention Thursday.