Emily Sweeney

Sweeney is a staff reporter and member of the Globe’s speakers bureau. She frequently gives talks at schools, universities, and industry events. She also serves as president of the New England chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

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Schools use crowdfunding to honor local vets

By Emily Sweeney , Globe Staff

When school officials came up with a plan to display 1,800 small flags in honor of Veterans Day, they turned to the crowdfunding website GoFundMe to try to raise the money. What happened next came as a surprise — they surpassed their $550 fund-raising goal in just two days. “What I didn’t expect was the huge way the Wareham community responded,” said Schools Superintendent Kimberly Shaver-Hood, in a statement on the schools website. “I am humbled and thrilled that we can honor each of our town’s veterans with a flag.” As of last week, the schools had raised more than $600 in donations.

In Weymouth, the ‘Odd Pet Vet’ takes an exotic approach

By Emily Sweeney , Globe Staff

The Odd Pet Vet is a place where creatures of all kinds — from boas to bunny rabbits, turtles to tarantulas — can receive medical care.

One in 10 American households has an exotic pet

By Emily Sweeney , Globe Staff

One in 10 American households has an exotic pet.


Golfers wanted for Habitat for Humanity tourney

By Emily Sweeney , Globe Staff

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth is still registering golfers to play in its 14th annual golf tournament Oct. 4. The tournament is scheduled for a shotgun start at 8 a.m. at Southers Marsh Golf Club in Plymouth. The $115 fee is due Oct. 1, and includes a golf cart, steak and chicken buffet, prizes, and a gift bag. There will be a putting contest, a raffle, and prizes will be awarded for the winning team, longest drive, and closest to the pin. Tickets can be purchased at the Habitat office at 72 North Main St. in Carver, or online at For more information, contact 508-866-4188.