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


Single in the suburbs: the more, the merrier

By , Globe Staff

While many eligible bachelors and bachelorettes rely on online dating services, some prefer to meet new people in group settings, doing activities they enjoy.

Plymouth police rally around Big John the horse

By , Globe Staff

The 7-year-old Clydesdale-Belgian cross was recently diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disorder.


Happy birthday! My cousin stole my car

By , Globe Staff

A man causes a scene in a hotel lobby, a Donald Trump sign is set ablaze, police deal with a family feud at Toys “R” Us, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

Making it that ‘final mile’ to work in suburbia

By , Globe Staff

After you step off the train, you need to reach your office. Do you call a taxi? Request an Uber? Is there a shuttle bus?