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

Dighton selectmen vote to euthanize dogs that mauled boy to death

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Ryan Hazel, 14, died May 9 while he was taking care of several dogs while their owner, Scott Dunmore, was not home.

New podcast looks back at The Channel nightclub

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A new podcast chronicles the rise — and demise — of The Channel, one of the most infamous nightclubs in Boston.


Tree stumps vanish, and a duck appears in a living room

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Large tree stumps go missing in Wellesley, a duck shows up in someone’s living room in Wilmington, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

Animal control officers learn the ropes in handling horses, cattle, and other livestock

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The hands-on workshop with large animals in the Berkshires is one of the highlights of the training program.