Deputy City Editor
Mike Bello has been deputy city editor at the Boston Globe for 12 years, covering crime, spot news and court arraignments.
By Thomas Oide , Globe Correspondent
Tourists at popular historic spots in Boston said the date deepened their experience.
■ CHILD ASSAULT CHARGE A Newton man charged with grabbing a child by the throat at a Brookline playground earlier this week was ordered held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing, officials said. Christian Amaral, 23, was charged with aggravated assault of a child, Deputy Brookline police Superintendent Michael Gropman said. Amaral approached two children under the age of 13 who were giving their pet a drink of water at the Pierce School playground Monday around 5:30 p.m., he said. He grabbed one of the children and told him, “ ‘you shouldn’t be mistreating animals,’ ” Gropman said. The child had lacerations on his neck following the incident but was not taken to the hospital, he said. A dangerousness hearing was set for Tuesday, said Norfolk district attorney’s office spokesman David Traub.
A janitor accused of trying to poison her co-workers at Plainridge Park Casino by pouring chemical cleaner into their drinks is facing criminal charges, according to the state attorney general’s office.
Police tales from around the region