Articles by: Charlie Wolfson

Sports

Northeastern wraps up two-seed in CAA Tournament, on “Begley Night”
Fourth-year guard Devon Begley before his final home game in Matthews Arena Thursday night. / Photo by Jon Polen

Northeastern wraps up two-seed in CAA Tournament, on “Begley Night”

It was senior night at Matthews Arena Thursday as Northeastern honored its lone fourth-year player, Devon Begley. It was a pair of second-years, though, that left the biggest marks on the scoreboard that rested at 80-75, Northeastern, at night’s end.

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Sports

Bolden Brace becomes a leader off the bench
Second-year guard Bolden Brace has become a key player on the team's roster and a mentor to teammates both on and off the court. / File photo by Patrick Leung.

Bolden Brace becomes a leader off the bench

When Brace was shifted to the bench unit, he found a role that maximized his strengths and gave his team a major boost.

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Sports

Meet Ashley Demirali, the DogHouse’s most devoted member
Over the past three years, fifth-year Ashley Demirali attended 73 consecutive Northeastern hockey games, home and away. / Photo courtesy Ashley Demirali

Meet Ashley Demirali, the DogHouse’s most devoted member

Her name is Ashley Demirali, but many Northeastern students know her as the hockey fan who can always be found in the middle of the DogHouse, wearing a Northeastern flag as a cape and a backward NU cap.

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Sports

Pusica beats buzzer, gives NU crucial CAA win
Vasa Pusica took the ball with under six seconds left and drove to the basket for the game-winning score. / File photo by Alex Melagrano

Pusica beats buzzer, gives NU crucial CAA win

Pusica broke a 67-67 tie in a late-season matchup with the College of William & Mary as the clock rolled to 0:00.

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Sports

NU keeps pace in CAA with win over Drexel
Devon Begley, the team's only senior, played expanded minutes Thursday due to Vasa Pusica's foul trouble. / Photo by Jon Polen

NU keeps pace in CAA with win over Drexel

This game went right on Northeastern’s usual 2017-18 script: Vasa Pusica scored 24 running the point; Bolden Brace gave nine points, seven rebounds and a lot of hustle off the bench; and Murphy spelled Green off the bench with active, aggressive minutes at the five.

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City

Brief: Pressley responds to Capuano’s border wall comments
Pressley is a city councilor at-large and is challenging the 20-year incumbent Capuano for the district-7 congressional seat. / Photo courtesy Creative Commons

Brief: Pressley responds to Capuano’s border wall comments

Capuano said Tuesday that he’d be willing to concede funding for the wall in exchange for “real immigration reform.”

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Sports

Madigan, players savor victory 30 years in the making
Monday's victory meant more than a yearly tournament title to Northeastern's players and coaches. / Photo by Alex Melagrano

Madigan, players savor victory 30 years in the making

“The Beanpot is more special to me than being on an Olympic team,” Adam Gaudette said post-game Monday.

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Sports

Northeastern outlasts UNCW, 107-100, in overtime
Vasa Pusica went for 24 points and nine assists in 40 minutes Saturday. / File photo courtesy Jim Pierce, Northeastern Athletics

Northeastern outlasts UNCW, 107-100, in overtime

By Charlie Wolfson, deputy city editor Northeastern dug themselves out of a horrific shooting start to the game and discredited the old unnamed adage, “You can’t win a game in the first 10 minutes, but you can lose it.” In the first eight minutes against University of North Carolina at […]

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Sports

Charleston wins thrilling game at Matthews to pass NU for top CAA spot
Second-year guard Donnell Gresham Jr. was the Huskies' top performer Thursday with 18 points, including four 3-balls. / Photo by Brian Bae

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

The game threatened to balloon into a more comfortable win for Charleston on a couple occasions — one midway through the first half and one late in the second — but spirited bursts from the Huskies brought the home team back, fired up the building and made for one of the most compelling ballgames of the year.

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City

Northeastern University Police Department members received an award for raising more than $2,000 to support veteran readjustment efforts. / Photo by Paxtyn Merten
Boston lags behind many major U.S. cities in body-camera implementation, including Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. / File photo by Paxtyn Merten

Study suggests police-worn body cameras are effective

The issue comes during an era in which police misconduct has been under intensified scrutiny nationwide. Boston is behind many major U.S. cities in police accountability improvements; the list of cities with some kind of body camera program includes Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

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