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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MIT campus police union announces vote of no confidence in police chief and calls for independent review

By , Globe Staff

The union representing MIT’s campus police announced a vote of no confidence in the police chief and is calling for an independent review of their department.

Giant stinging jellyfish are appearing in greater numbers on Mass. beaches, but no one seems to know why

By , Globe Staff

The blobby, bell-shaped creatures are called lion’s mane jellyfish, and officials are warning swimmers to be on the lookout for them.

MBTA announces increase in service as more people go back to work

By , Globe Staff

Service is being increased on the subway, commuter rail, buses, and ferries.

Electricity and water shut off to Oxford gym that refused to close

By , Globe Staff

Officials turned off the water and electricity to Prime Fitness and Nutrition on Wednesday night.