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


First trailer released for new Boston Marathon documentary

By , Globe Staff

“Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing” is scheduled to premiere Nov. 21 on HBO.


Satanic Temple? She begs to differ

By , Globe Staff

Shoplifters steal pricey golf clubs and considerably stranger things, and other odd tales from local police blotters.


Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer spoke at Symphony Hall

By , Globe Staff

He kicked off the Lesley University Boston Speakers Series in front of a sellout crowd Wednesday night.


Chris Hogan attends grand re-opening of Tuscan Kitchen

By , Globe Staff

The Patriots wide receiver was in Burlington Wednesday night to celebrate the restaurant’s grand re-opening after nearly a year of construction.