Milton J. Valencia

Milton Valencia covers the policy and politics of Boston city government, focusing on news that streams from City Hall, to include watchdog accountability and slice-of-life features from the halls of power and the streets of the city, where real people are affected by policies, or the lack of them. He previously covered the federal court system, where he reported on the state’s most high-profile trials including the cases of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, and former House speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi. He also reported on federal law enforcement investigations ranging from terrorism probes to the search for the Gardner Museum paintings. Before that, he covered news as a general assignment reporter, and a regional reporter. He has been with the Globe since July 2007.

Latest stories

Progressives target the political sausage-making in Boston

By , Globe Staff

In East Boston, through downtown and the South End and to Hyde Park and Mattapan, progressive Democrats have mounted campaigns to take over local Democratic Party ward committees from the old guard.

Columbia Gas to plead guilty in Merrimack disaster, pay $53 million fine; parent company must leave Mass.

By , Globe Staff

Federal prosecutors say the 2018 pipeline explosion that killed one and injured more than 20 others was the result of "wholesale management failure."

Following bribery scandal, Walsh revamps zoning board policies

By and , Globe Staff

The mayor signed an order toughening conflict-of-interest rules and financial disclosures, but other changes will require state legislative approval.

Immigrant advocates concerned with public charge rule

By , Globe Staff

Advocates in Massachusetts are looking to ramp up efforts to protect immigrant families after a federal court ruling cleared the way for the Trump administration to limit immigration of people it believes will depend on government assistance.