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

New Hampshire airman who died on World War II bombing mission will be laid to rest

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Army Air Forces Staff Sergeant Roy F. Davis, 26, of Peterborough, N.H., will be buried in Ashby with full military honors on June 23.

Parents battle homeless man who chased daughter and friend into Lowell home

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A mother fended off a homeless man who went after her daughter and her young friend as they were playing outside on Sunday afternoon, according to police.

Boston Public Schools open for classes Monday, despite the heat

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Boston Public Schools officials promised they would be “closely monitoring” each school and asked parents to make sure their children stay hydrated.

First extreme heat of the season arrives

By , Globe Staff

Monday will be hot and humid, and in some parts of Massachusetts it could feel hotter than 100 degrees.