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


Rescuing a raccoon no walk in the park

By , Globe Staff

A raccoon is rescued, a purse is lost, found, and lost again, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

Firefighter of the Year awards honor Mass. heroes

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Firefighters from around the state were honored in Worcester Tuesday morning.

Here’s your chance to meet ‘Lucky’ the lottery terminal

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The machine that spit out a $758 million winning Powerball ticket earlier this year is going on tour.

Human error cited in commuter rail train derailment in Wilmington

By , Globe Staff

One passenger on the train reported hitting his head but declined medical attention, according to Keolis.