Articles by: Charlie Wolfson

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climate change  time capsule
This week, the mayor's office announced plans for its Carbon Free initiative as city council voted to ban non-reusable plastic bags. Pictured above, community members gathered for November's climate change time capsule project on Boston Common. / Photo by Patrick Leung

[UPDATED] Walsh, Council, students take climate action

Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced Tuesday the launch of Carbon Free Boston, a plan for the city to be carbon neutral by 2050. On Wednesday, the City Council voted unanimously to ban the use of plastic bags in stores. These two measures come as Northeastern students continue environmental activism years in progress.

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City, Featured Content

Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans spoke to the press at the corner of Gurney Street and Parket Street Wednesday night. / Photo by Maggie Dolan
Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans spoke to the press at the corner of Gurney Street and Parket Street Wednesday night. / Photo by Maggie Dolan

One killed, two hospitalized after triple shooting in Roxbury Crossing

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 that time, police did not know the identity of the shooter.

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Columns, Sports

Column: The sports gifts we want this holiday season

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 wear or what holiday(s) you celebrate.

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Sports

J.J. Barea, Claudia Ortiz lead the charge in Puerto Rico relief effort
J.J. Barea speaks at press conference Tuesday night. Photo by Alex Melagrano

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

Barea is busy, but something more important than basketball required his attention Tuesday night. He spent the evening at the NU men’s basketball game against Bucknell at Matthews Arena, where his former team staged a fundraiser — which raised almost $4,000 — benefitting his native Puerto Rico, a place desperately in need of assistance after Hurricane Maria devastated the island in September.

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Sports

Third game of homestand brings third straight win for men’s hoops
Second-year guard Shawn Occeus runs the offense for the Huskies against Bucknell / Photo by Alex Melagrano

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

Northeastern was generally strong in the paint all night, highlighted by the play of their 6-foot-10-inch third-year center, Anthony Green. He finished the game with 11 points, six rebounds and one backboard-quaking two-handed slam.

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Sports

Gresham leads NU men’s basketball to second straight win
Third-year guard Donnell Gresham Jr. looks for the open man against Harvard on Thursday / Photo by Patrick Leung

Gresham leads NU men’s basketball to second straight win

“It’s been my coaches believing in me,” Gresham said after the game, “and my teammates and I have worked well together. We all like playing with each other.”

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Sports

Pusica stars as Northeastern downs Harvard 77-61
Northeastern's Vasa Pusica drives past a Harvard defender on his way to the net during the Huskies' 77-61 defeat of the Crimson. Photo by Patrick Leung.

Pusica stars as Northeastern downs Harvard 77-61

Pusica led Northeastern on a dominant, 20-4 run early in the first half, staking themselves to a 32-11 lead. Harvard had missed eight consecutive shots at that point, and the Crimson were visibly frustrated on the court. Northeastern was 7-14 from three in the half, and outscored Harvard in the paint.

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Sports

Men’s basketball endures tough PK80 Invitational
Third-year guard Vasa Pusica pulls up from three-point range in an earlier game against Boston University / Photo courtesy Jim Pierce, Northeastern Athletics

Men’s basketball endures tough PK80 Invitational

The Stanford game goes down as an “L,” both Bill Coen and Donnell Gresham Jr. said, but there are positives to take out of it as the team tries to find their identity moving toward conference play.

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The former German ambassador to North Korea, the former Kyrgyz ambassador to India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal and the former American ambassador to Yemen and the United Arab Emirates speak about about Trump's impact on foreign policy./ Photo by Lauren Scornavacca
The former German ambassador to North Korea, the former Kyrgyz ambassador to India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal and the former American ambassador to Yemen and the United Arab Emirates speak about about Trump's impact on foreign policy./ Photo by Alex Melagrano

Ambassadors express disappointment with Trump’s foreign policy

More than 100 people gathered in the Snell Engineering Center Wednesday night for a panel discussion on international relations and diplomacy under President Donald J. Trump, featuring three former ambassadors who agreed Trump’s approach to foreign policy has been disappointing and has made diplomacy more difficult.

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Columns, Sports

Column: NHL observations six weeks in
Columnist Charlie Wolfson argues the Tampa Bay Lightning, whose home arena is shown here, rightfully generated buzz this offseason and is shaping up to be hockey's hottest contender.

Column: NHL observations six weeks in

We’re almost six weeks into the 2017-18 NHL season, and it’s time to take stock of what we’ve learned from the 18 or so games each team played thus far.

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