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


Millionaires, Magicians, and Grey Ghosts, Oh my!

By , Globe Correspondent

Behind every high school nickname, and mascot, is a story — whether it is historical, geographical, or performance-inspired.

What is a marauder? Dedham High weighs rebranding its image

By , Globe Staff

Team mascots regularly trigger controversies, but a number of schools are reluctant to let go of their traditional monikers.

Blotter Tales

A missing truck miraculously reappears

By , Globe Staff

A man inadvertently frightens his nephew, a missing truck miraculously reappears, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

Blotter Tales

Her online dream date turns into a nightmare

By , Globe Staff

Police investigate strange suburban sightings, a woman seeking romance makes a risky loan, and other tales from police log books.