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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 COMPUTER RANSOM Anonymous ransomware attackers are demanding almost $5,000 from Foxborough Regional Charter School after an attack last month that continues to shut down the school’s network, school officials said Monday. The charter system, which has an elementary school and a combined middle school and high school, has not had access to its computers, printers, e-mail servers, and other systems since Oct. 21, said Mark Logan, executive director. The system “has engaged experts to guide its recovery from this attack,” the school said in a statement. “There is currently no indication that any individuals’ personal information, that includes staff, students, or families, was compromised in this incident.” The school does not know who is responsible for the attack or how the attackers infiltrated the school’s network, Logan said, adding that negotiations with the hackers are ongoing.

After 76 years, remains of fallen airman return home to Needham

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The remains of First Lieutenant Joseph Edward Finneran were identified earlier this year. He will be buried next week.

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 MAN SHOT Boston’s recent spate of gun violence continued early Tuesday when a man was shot in Mattapan, making him the 18th person wounded by gunfire in the city since July 3. The man was shot in the area of 511 Norfolk St. around 1 a.m., according to Boston police. He was found nearby on Elizabeth Street and taken to a hospital with injuries that weren’t life threatening, a police spokesman said. The string of shootings began late July 3, when someone was shot at a street corner in Roslindale. By sunset Sunday — a span of five days — 17 people, including an 8-year-old girl, were wounded in shootings. All the victims are expected to live, police have said. Police said Tuesday it was too early to determine whether the Mattapan shooting was linked to any of the other cases.

Mike Bello

An ode to Suffolk Downs, and the grandfather who taught me all about horse racing there

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For Boston Globe deputy city editor Mike Bello, saying goodbye to the East Boston track means saying goodbye to his grandfather.