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

FBI arrests Everett man in murder-for-hire plot

By , and Laura Crimaldi , Globe Staff

The suspect allegedly planned to wear a mask that would disguise himself as a black man when he committed the execution in NYC.


Caught red-handed behind the wheel, with a watermelon

By , Globe Staff

A parking vigilante vandalizes a car, thieves steal strange things, and other odd items from local police blotters.


A cozy Acton brewpub offers farm-to-table fare

By , Globe Staff

Rapscallion Table & Tap has built a local following since opening this January in a 1792 farmhouse.


Millionaires, Magicians, and Grey Ghosts, Oh my!

By , Globe Correspondent

Behind every high school nickname, and mascot, is a story — whether it is historical, geographical, or performance-inspired.