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


Hawk goes looking for bargains

By , Globe Staff

A hawk gets trapped inside a store, a woman breaks the windows of a police station, and other odd takes from local police blotters.

Reputed gang member arrested, allegedly taunted Boston police about officer’s shooting

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Davell Woodrum was apprehended after a foot chase with a loaded gun in his possession, authorities said.

One dead, five displaced after Roxbury fire

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The fire broke out around 1:30 a.m. Thursday morning at 26 Catawba St., officials said.

The lack of snow this winter in Boston is quite remarkable, experts say

By , Globe Staff

Weather observers at Blue Hill recorded only one-tenth of an inch of snowfall last month, making it one of the lowest December totals on record.