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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

House fire displaces two people in Jamaica Plain

By , Globe Staff

The fire was contained to the attic and both occupants of 179 Chestnut Ave. got out safely, according to the Boston Fire Department.

Baa baa stuck sheep, what’s with the bucket?

By , Globe Staff

A raccoon traps someone inside a house, a sheep gets a bucket stuck on its head, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

NAMES

‘Black Mass’ movie received $12 million in state tax credits

By , Globe Staff

Steve Davis, whose sister was a victim of Whitey Bulger, said the film tax credits were “sinful” and “sickening.”

Medford middle school principal put on leave after ammunition magazine was apparently tossed out Principal on leave in probe of bullets

By , Globe Staff

Officials concluded he may have thrown out an ammunition magazine that was found in the auditorium.Officials concluded he may have thrown out an ammunition magazine that was found in the auditorium.