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

Hundreds of BC students walk out of class to rally against racism

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The mid-day event was organized by students after Black Lives Matter signs were defaced in a Boston College dorm.

Lynn firefighters rescue two from burning home

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Firefighters in Lynn used ladders to remove two people from a two-family home that caught fire in the early morning hours.

Dorchester hotel homicide victim ‘was targeted in that room,’ police say

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A man in his 20s was shot and killed Tuesday in a fifth-floor room at the Holiday Inn Express in Dorchester.

Man barricaded inside burning Leominster home found dead

By and , Globe Staff

The house’s roof collapsed after a fire raged through the building as firefighters were held back because authorities believed the man was possibly armed.