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.

Latest stories

Women welcome pope’s remarks on abortion

By and Cristela Guerra , Globe Staff

Some were surprised that priests can’t already grant forgiveness during confession to a woman who has had an abortion.

Providing insights into overcoming disaster

By , Globe Staff

A Northeastern professor and Katrina refugee speaks about post-disaster recovery and his field of expertise, academically and personally.

Polaroid scientist still believes in the thrill of the instant print

By , Globe Staff

A European company is extending the technology of Polaroid into the digital age with guidance from Stephen Herchen.

At MGH, schooling doctors in the power of empathy

By , Globe Staff

Contrary to popular belief, empathy — or the ability to put yourself in another person’s shoes — isn’t necessarily something innate.