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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Parking lots at state beaches are closing to reduce further spread of the coronavirus

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The beaches will stay open for people to walk, jog, and bike, as long as they stay a safe distance away from each other.

Eight Catholic priests from Boston Archdiocese test positive for coronavirus

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The confirmed cases of clergy infected with coronavirus included six senior priests and two parish priests.

Boston Globe wins Toner Prize for Excellence in National Political Reporting

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The Boston Globe won the award for its acclaimed series “Back to the Battleground," officials at the Newhouse School announced Monday.

He served his country on dangerous ground for 40 years. The Holyoke coronavirus outbreak took his life.

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Ted Monette, an Army colonel and FEMA official, was one of at least five at the Soldier’s Home to succumb from complications of COVID-19.