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.

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Margaret Sullivan receives First Amendment Award

By , Globe Staff

Margaret Sullivan of The Washington Post was honored by the New England First Amendment Coalition on Friday.

Quote of the day: George Clooney


The star says it took exactly 25 minutes for him to propose to his girlfriend, because that’s how long his song playlist was. “‘I got down on my knee and said ‘I couldn’t imagine spending the rest of my life without you,’” he said.


Stowing snow in Stow? No day at the beach

By , Globe Staff

Things get stormy in Stow when the snow flies, a man wanted by police calls attention to himself in Bridgewater, and other odd tales from the log books of local police.

What do they think about ‘Manchester by the Sea’ in Manchester-by-the-Sea?

By , Globe Staff

When the Oscars are given out, you can be sure that locals will be rooting for Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, and director Kenneth Lonergan to win.