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

Debate swirls about fate of oak tree at Harvard Divinity School

By , Globe Staff

The red oak is slated to be removed to make room to renovate and expand Andover Hall, against the wishes of some students.

New Hampshire man receives long-awaited Purple Heart medal

By , Globe Staff

On Friday morning, Francis Byrne, 94, received the Purple Heart medal for an injury he received during World War II.

Weather is warming up for the weekend in the Boston area

By , Globe Staff

Time to bust out those summer shorts and sandals: it could get close to 50 degrees in Boston on Saturday.


A holiday edition movie call-out

By , Globe Staff

Christmas lights are cut, inflatable decorations are damaged, and other holiday-related tales from local police blotters.