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

What makes a marriage last 75 years? This couple spilled the beans

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In Natick, John and Helen Kelly shared their secrets of what makes a relationship last.

USS Constitution is almost home

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Old Ironsides is expected to return to its usual spot by Aug. 1.

Blotter Tales

Overdosed on a smartphone, apparently

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A false overdose alarm, an Uber driver accused of drinking on the job, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

Framingham man charged in police standoff served five years for illegal guns

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The man allegedly fired shots at Framingham police during a domestic violence incident.