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

Alleged vandalizer of Holocaust memorial has mental health issues, defense says

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A Roxbury man allegedly used a large rock to destroy a pane of glass that was etched with the numbers tattooed onto the arms of Jews murdered in Nazi death camps.

Three pedestrians struck and injured in East Falmouth

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One of the victims, a 22-year-old East Falmouth woman, suffered serious injuries and had to be flown to a trauma center in Rhode Island.

Lightning strikes twice in Newburyport

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Firefighters responded to two lightning strikes Tuesday afternoon — including one that sparked a fire.

Here’s a list of the things you can’t bring to Fourth of July in Boston

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Security will be tight, and officials are serious about some items that you can’t bring with you.