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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.

Latest stories

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Carole King shines at the DNC

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Carole King got people moving at the Democratic National Convention when she took to the stage and sang a rousing rendition of her 1971 song “You’ve Got a Friend.”

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Double good news for HBO’s ‘Ballers’

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The executive producers of the HBO series “Ballers” scored two victories this week.

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Charlie Puth performs for fans at the Boston Harbor Hotel

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The singer-songwriter performed for a small group of perform a “Mix Lounge” show for a lucky group of Mix 104.1 listeners.

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Matt Damon says HBO has dropped ‘Project Greenlight’

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The reality show that Matt Damon produced with buddy Ben Affleck will be shopped around to other outlets.