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).

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Malden’s Bobby Sager unveils his new book, ‘Invisible Sun,' with a little help from buddy Sting

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Bobby Sager celebrated the release of his new book at a launch party in New York City Tuesday night.

Woman remains hospitalized, baby OK after devastating house fire in Worcester

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A woman who was injured in the fire that killed Worcester Lieutenant Jason Menard remains hospitalized, a city official said Friday morning.

Here’s how you can help the family of Worcester Lieutenant Jason Menard

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A memorial fund has been established for the family of the Worcester firefighter who died Nov. 13 after making “heroic efforts” to search for people trapped inside a burning building.

Peabody police search Veterans Memorial High School

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Police conducted a “precautionary sweep” of Veterans Memorial High School morning after a student received a threatening message overnight, officials said.