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

A man named Stoner was arrested on drug charges in Hyde Park

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Thomas Stoner, 38, was arrested and charged with drug trafficking on Wednesday morning.

Whitey Bulger’s girlfriend Catherine Greig returns to Mass. to go to halfway house

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Greig’s plane arrived at Logan International Airport shortly before 9:14 a.m. She flew on a JetBlue flight.

Boston Police Department welcomes 115 new officers to the force

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It was a day that officers had been looking forward to since they started the Boston Police Academy in December.


Raccoons, muskrats, and bears — oh my!

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A muskrat won’t leave a liquor store, a raccoon guards a dumpster, and other tales from local police blotters.