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


Reminder: Clean the snow off your car

By , Globe Staff

A car gets pulled over in West Bridgewater for having snow on its windows, a funny political sign disappears in Wellesley, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

Memorial to fallen Worcester Firefighter Christopher Roy to be unveiled

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A new memorial honoring Roy will be unveiled Monday on the one-year anniversary of his death.

MBTA reports delays on Haverhill commuter rail line and crash causing delays on Mass Pike

By , Globe Staff

Passengers on Haverhill line train 202 had to switch trains in Lawrence due to a mechanical issue, officials said in a tweet.

My grandfather fell onto the third rail and didn’t get electrocuted, thanks to his ‘lucky’ wooden leg

By , Globe Staff

Here’s a strange — but absolutely true — story about my grandfather, and how he became known for his “lucky leg.”