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

Woman struck by freight train near Norwood station

By Globe Staff ,

The woman was on the the track at 10:51 a.m. when she was hit by a southbound train, an official said.

2 women found dead of possible heroin overdoses in Lowell

By Michael Bello , Globe Staff

The victims were discovered unresponsive and not breathing at 183 Gorham St., about 6:40 p.m.

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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.