Deputy City Editor

Mike Bello

Mike Bello has been deputy city editor at the Boston Globe for 12 years, covering crime, spot news and court arraignments.

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A 30-year-old woman was shot to death in Roxbury Sunday night, Boston police said.



 NANTUCKET DROWNING A man drowned at a Nantucket beach amid rough seas after a high surf advisory was issued by the National Weather Service Wednesday due to Hurricane Gert located hundreds of miles off shore. The man was found off Nobadeer Beach shortly after 12 p.m., when around a dozen swimmers there became caught in a rip current, Nantucket police Chief William Pittman said. “There were probably close to a dozen people at the beach outside of the lifeguard zone,” Pittman said. “They appeared to be in distress.” Pittman said around six to eight lifeguards entered the choppy waters to assist the distressed swimmers when “one of the lifeguards saw something or somebody in the water 300 yards away.” The lifeguard swam out and found that “an individual was face down in the water, floating,” Pittman said.

Investigators exhume body as part of probe into cold case double murder

By Laura Crimaldi , Globe Staff

The Worcester DA’s office declined to name the murder victims or disclose the location or date of the homicides.

Tewksbury man arraigned on civil rights charges for November assault

By Aneri Pattani , Globe Correspondent

The suspect was charged with violating the victim’s civil rights in an assault that allegedly began with ethnic slurs.

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