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Emily Sweeney



Emily Sweeney covers local news and writes the “Blotter Tales” column for the Globe. She's also the author of several nonfiction books, including "Boston Organized Crime," "Gangland Boston," and "Dropkick Murphy: A Legendary Life." A proud native of Dorchester, Sweeney graduated from Northeastern University and played on NU’s championship-winning women’s ice hockey team. She currently serves on the board of directors for the New England First Amendment Coalition (NEFAC) and the New England Society of News Editors (NESNE).