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


Caught red-handed behind the wheel, with a watermelon

By , Globe Staff

A parking vigilante vandalizes a car, thieves steal strange things, and other odd items from local police blotters.


Rapscallion Table & Tap builds local following

By , Globe Staff

This cozy brewpub in Acton offers farm-to-table fare inspired by craft beers.


Millionaires, Magicians, and Grey Ghosts, Oh my!

By , Globe Correspondent

Behind every high school nickname, and mascot, is a story — whether it is historical, geographical, or performance-inspired.

What is a marauder? Dedham High weighs rebranding its image

By , Globe Staff

Team mascots regularly trigger controversies, but a number of schools are reluctant to let go of their traditional monikers.