Bella English

English is a feature writer for the Globe, and writes a column for the Globe South section. She joined the Globe in 1985. A graduate of the University of North Carolina and Columbia Journalism School, English also worked at the Miami Herald and the New York Daily News.

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A push to raise penalties for animal abuse

By Bella English ,

The “Puppy Doe” case garnered worldwide attention and let to vigils and makeshift memorials, petitions, and online campaigns.

Spiritual contact helps Sukey Forbes find peace

By Bella English , Globe Staff

In a new memoir released this week, Forbes explains how her austere Yankee upbringing helped her heal after her daughter’s death.

If you go to Hawaii


Where to stay and eat and what to do on Maui and Kauai.

Hawaii stirs sense of wonder, offers of adventure

By Bella English , Globe Staff

From Maui to Kauai, how Hawaii can win you over.