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

A bright start to the holiday weekend will slowly fade

By , Globe Staff

Thursday and Friday are supposed to be sunny, Saturday will be hot and steamy, and then it’s downhill from there.

Mattapan school celebrates a name and a language

By , Globe Staff

Students, faculty, and elected officials gathered to celebrate the Mattahunt Elementary School and Toussaint L’Ouverture Academy.

Let the sunshine in — and enjoy it while it lasts

By , Globe Staff

The next few days will provide a sunny and warm kickoff to Memorial Day Weekend.


Beware those tricky thieves

By , Globe Staff

Thieves use sneaky tactics to steal, a beaver is rescued from a swimming pool, and other odd tales from local police blotters.