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

Mass. Pike lanes reopened after fatal crash in Blandford

By , Globe Staff

One person died and several others were injured after a tandem tractor trailer lost control and crashed into other vehicles on the Mass Pike in Blandford early Thursday morning.

Flu victim identified as 4-year-old girl from Lowell

By , Globe Staff

The girl’s father, Sopheak Paak, posted a photo of his daughter online and wrote, “I miss you my baby.”

Porpoise seen swimming off shore in Dorchester

By , Globe Staff

The New England Aquarium identified the animal as a harbor porpoise and said it was the first official sighting in the Boston area this season.

MBTA Red Line experiencing slight delays

By , Globe Staff

Commuters may have to wait an additional 10 to 15 minutes for a train on this cold Wednesday morning.