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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

Meet the real people behind ‘Patriots Day’

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Here’s a look at the cast and the real people they’ll be portraying onscreen.

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Hanover mom to compete on ‘Worst Cooks in America’

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Mandy Thornton is very open about her culinary skills (or lack thereof).

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‘Voyage of Time’ producer wanted ‘to make sure that we had the science right’

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The documentary will be shown at AMC Loews Boston Common on Dec. 11, 12 and 13.

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Bruins go holiday shopping for kids in hospitals

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The Boston Bruins continued a yuletide tradition on Friday afternoon.