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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Watch the artist removing tattoos from a mural of Boston Celtics legend Larry Bird in Indiana

By , Globe Staff

The new mural of Larry sure looks a lot less edgy now.

Family mourns death of Green Beret from Chicopee; had decided to reenlist for 4th tour of duty

By , Globe Staff

Family, friends, and local officials mourned the loss of Master Sergeant Luis F. Deleon-Figueroa, a 31-year-old Green Beret from Chicopee who was killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday.

Vehicle hits pump, sparks fire at Danvers gas station, then drives away

By , Globe Staff

The vehicle fled from the scene afterward, officialDanvers Fire Lieutenant Linus Murphy said the call came in at 1:18 a.m. and firefighters used a water hose and dry chemical extinguishers to put out the fire.s said.

Woman accused of driving under the influence with 3-year-old daughter in the car

By , Globe Staff

The suspect had a blood alcohol level that was nearly three times the legal limit, according to Rehoboth police.