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

More than a century later, a soldier’s Civil War flag returns to Maine

By , Globe Staff

The rare flag will be displayed at the Maine Military Museum in South Portland.

Search conducted on Mount Washington for missing Mass. man suspended

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Officials searched Mount Washington for a missing Dracut man over the weekend but failed to find any new clues to his whereabouts.


A cuddly Ben Franklin joins police department

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A puppy joins Franklin’s police force, a scammer pretends to be a local police officer, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

A taste of spring is here, as mild temperatures make a comeback

By , Globe Staff

Wednesday got off to a cold start but as the day goes on, temperatures should climb into the 40s.