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Charleston wins thrilling game at Matthews to pass NU for top CAA spot

Charleston wins thrilling game at Matthews to pass NU for top CAA spot

Charlie Wolfson

February 1, 2018


Filed under Sports

If any league officials are looking to sell basketball fans on CAA hoops, they’d do well to include Thursday’s game between Northeastern and the College of Charleston in their pitch. The two conference leaders went at it at Matthews Arena in a game crammed with dueling runs, momentum-swinging and-one...

Study suggests police-worn body cameras are effective

Study suggests police-worn body cameras are effective

Charlie Wolfson

January 30, 2018


Filed under City

A Northeastern University study released in early January suggests that body-worn cameras result in a “small, but statistically significant” decrease in police misconduct complaints. The study has underscored civil rights advocates’ promotion of body cameras, but those familiar with the issue app...

Northeastern battles back to tie Providence, ties BC atop Hockey East

Northeastern battles back to tie Providence, ties BC atop Hockey East

Charlie Wolfson

January 26, 2018


Filed under Sports

When you need a goal, you go to your best players. When Northeastern needed a goal to tie with under a minute left in regulation Friday, they went to their two Hobey Baker candidates. With their netminder pulled, fourth-year winger Dylan Sikura whizzed a pass across the ice to third-year center Adam G...

Video: One killed, two injured after triple shooting in Roxbury Crossing

Video: One killed, two injured after triple shooting in Roxbury Crossing

Charlie Wolfson

January 16, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Videos

  Three people were shot at the intersection of Tremont and Parker streets on Dec. 6, killing one person, leaving one in critical condition and one in serious condition, Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans said at a press briefing at the scene. Read the story here....

Column: A trade, a franchise in ruins and what it all means

Column: A trade, a franchise in ruins and what it all means

Charlie Wolfson

January 16, 2018


Filed under Sports

  When Andrew McCutchen was promoted to the big leagues by the Pirates on June 4, 2009, he wasn’t an MVP yet. He wasn’t an immediate all-star, and his team certainly didn’t have the look of a contender. In fact, they lost 99 games that year. It was a stinker of a season for a team that had gr...

Environmentalists applaud plastic bag ban, retailers oppose

Environmentalists applaud plastic bag ban, retailers oppose

Charlie Wolfson

January 11, 2018


Filed under City

With a stroke of his pen, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh gave cause for celebration to environmentalists and drew grumbled complaints from food retailers. The ordinance he signed into law, which bans Boston stores from giving out single-use plastic bags beginning December 2018, has been hailed by many e...

[UPDATED] Walsh, Council, students take climate action

[UPDATED] Walsh, Council, students take climate action

Charlie Wolfson

December 7, 2017


Filed under City

One day after Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the launch of Carbon Free Boston, a plan for the city to be carbon neutral by 2050, the Boston City Council voted unanimously to ban the use of plastic bags in stores Nov. 29. These two measures come as Northeastern students continue environmental acti...

One killed, two hospitalized after triple shooting in Roxbury Crossing

One killed, two hospitalized after triple shooting in Roxbury Crossing

Charlie Wolfson

December 7, 2017


Filed under City, Featured Content

Three people were shot at the intersection of Tremont Street and Parker Street Wednesday night, killing one person, leaving one in critical condition and one in serious condition, Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans said. Evans briefed the media at 9:47 p.m. at the scene of the shooting. At t...

Column: The sports gifts we want this holiday season

Charlie Wolfson

December 6, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

This is the last sports column for The News before the holidays, and in the holiday spirit,  we humbly present our sports holiday wishlist. This list is presented without bias toward any team; these are things we feel the sporting world as a whole would be enriched by, regardless of whose colors you ...

J.J. Barea, Claudia Ortiz lead the charge in Puerto Rico relief effort

J.J. Barea, Claudia Ortiz lead the charge in Puerto Rico relief effort

Charlie Wolfson

December 6, 2017


Filed under Sports

J.J. Barea is a busy man. The Northeastern basketball alumnus and current Dallas Maverick has had his hands full scoring 12.2 points per game in the NBA this year. He played a game in Dallas (a win over Denver) Monday and flew to Boston for a quick turnaround and a matchup with the Celtics Wednesday. Barea...

Third game of homestand brings third straight win for men’s hoops

Third game of homestand brings third straight win for men’s hoops

Charlie Wolfson

December 5, 2017


Filed under Sports

A third straight home game awaited the Northeastern men’s basketball team Tuesday night as Bucknell came to Boston for a non-conference meeting with the Huskies at Matthews Arena. After an exciting, air-tight first half, the home team seized control and recorded a resounding 82-64 victory. This is the t...

Gresham leads NU men’s basketball to second straight win

Gresham leads NU men’s basketball to second straight win

Charlie Wolfson

December 2, 2017


Filed under Sports

A solid defensive second half and a 22-point game by Donnell Gresham Jr. keyed the Northeastern men’s basketball team to a decisive 84-66 victory over Cornell at Matthews Arena Saturday. The win brings them back to .500 at 4-4 and a 3-0 record at home. Gresham, a third-year guard who set a career...

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