Assistant Metro Editor

Mike Bello

Bello has been deputy city editor on the Metro desk for more than six years. He oversees coverage of crime, spot news, and the courts. He was a city editor at the Boston Herald for 18 years and has been covering news in the Boston area since 1973.

Latest stories

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Gifts can aid dad’s ‘ray of hope’

By Christopher Tangney , Globe Correspondent

The 21-year-old man recently gained permanent custody of his 2½-year-old son.

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Mom asks holiday help for disabled son

By Christopher Tangney , Globe Correspondent

Caring for a child with significant disabilities is challenging under any circumstances — doing it as a single parent without adequate housing raises that challenge to new heights. Yet that’s precisely the position a young mother from a town north of Boston finds herself in, having been on her own since shortly after the birth of her 5-year-old son.

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Teenager seeks help for two siblings

By Christopher Tangney , Globe Correspondent

Globe Santa receives scores of letters from older brothers and sisters each year asking him to help their younger siblings.

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Father who had debilitating stroke seeks help with presents

By Christopher Tangney , Globe correspondent

After suffering a stroke, the father of four went from being the provider for his wife and kids to facing a long and uncertain road ahead.