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

‘Abusers and predators thrive with silence,’ Aly Raisman says

By , Globe Staff

Former Olympian Aly Raisman talked about her experience in coming to terms with abuse by Larry Nassar, the former physician for the US gymnastics team.

MBTA employee accused of brandishing a hatchet and threatening Weymouth residents

By , Globe Staff

An MBTA employee is accused of threatening two Weymouth residents — one of whom is 83 years old — with a hatchet last Friday, according to police.

Get Smart

The deadline to register to vote is Wednesday. Are you ready?

By , Globe Staff

Here’s how to register, and other things to know before hitting the polls.

Time to bundle up: Windy weather is on the way

By , Globe Staff

Strong winds lashed the state, downing tress, branches, and wires and leading to power outages for thousands.