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


Here and there

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Pedro Martinez was spotted at a restaurant in Cambridge, model/actress Kate Upton dined at Legal Harborside, and other celebrity news from around town.

Quote of the day: Mariah Carey

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The songstress opens up about her divorce from Nick Cannon in the new issue of Complex magazine.


How low can you go? Limbo dancer wanted.

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Boston Casting is looking for a limbo dancer between the ages of 20 and 30 to appear in a social media/Web project.


Marathon bombing survivor coming out with memoir

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Rebekah Gregory’s “Taking My Life Back” will be released in April.