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


New menu at Horseshoe Pub & Restaurant in Hudson

By , Globe Staff

The Horseshoe Pub & Restaurant in Hudson has 80 beers on tap and a new-and-improved gastropub menu with plenty of gluten-free options.

Plymouth police rally around Big John the horse

By , Globe Staff

The seven-year-old Clydesdale-Belgian cross was recently diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disorder that attacks its feet.


That screaming in the woods? Not human

By , Globe Staff

Officers in Bedford were called to reports of screaming. They found the culprit — a goat.

Rinks pledge Valentine’s Day funds to help Denna Laing

By , Globe Staff

To raise $10,000 for the injured hockey player, FMC Ice Sports will donate $1 from every public skating admission on Feb. 14 at its 24 rinks.