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


‘Driving’ toddler gets out of a ticket with ‘cuteness warning’

By , Globe Staff

An officer makes an interesting traffic stop, a Kmart shopper allegedly does some drug dealing as he shops, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

Address unknown: Future is unclear for Charlestown Post Office

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The US Postal Service says the lease for its current location in the Bunker Hill Mall will not be renewed.

Have you seen this car? Vintage 1930s Ford reported stolen

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Memo to the car thief: Don’t drive this car around town.

Police respond to hostage situation in Bridgewater — but it was a hoax

By , Globe Staff

Police believe the fake hostage situation was reported by a person who was video chatting with a juvenile resident of the home.