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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Weather is warming up for the weekend in the Boston area

By , Globe Staff

Time to bust out those summer shorts and sandals: it could get close to 50 degrees in Boston on Saturday.


A holiday edition movie call-out

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Christmas lights are cut, inflatable decorations are damaged, and other holiday-related tales from local police blotters.

Framingham officials kill beavers who caused flooding

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Lethal traps were used to capture beavers in two locations where their dams were causing problems, officials said.

Deer get stranded in icy Waltham reservoir on consecutive days

By , Globe Staff

A deer stuck in the reservoir Thursday was unable to be saved. It was the second attempted deer rescue from the reservoir in two days.