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

Paragon Carousel will open for the season this weekend (but it’s still without a lease)

By , Globe Staff

The future of the Nantasket Beach attraction is in limbo.

Pieces of history unearthed in archeological dig at First Church in Roxbury

By , Globe Staff

A 19th-century slate pencil and 17th-century nail were among the artifacts that have been unearthed so far.

Cambridge firefighters rescue 9 people after boat capsizes in the Charles River

By and , Globe Staff

Authorities rushed to the Charles River early Friday where a boat capsized, the second time Friday morning that first responders rushed to the aid of a crew team.

Car crashes into Brockton gas station

By , Globe Staff

The crash occurred when a 24-year-old woman apparently lost control of her car on Belmont Street Thursday night, officials said.