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

Appeals court questions whether Boston Marathon bombing jury was biased

By , Globe Staff

A federal appeals court judge questioned Thursday whether jurors who decided the fate of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were properly screened for bias, raising a possible flaw in the proceedings that could force the court to vacate Tsarnaev’s death sentence and require a new trial.

Facing deadline, City Council makes moves on immigration, wetlands, taxes

By , Globe Staff

Talk about getting business done before the holidays.

Kim Janey claims votes to be next Boston City Council president

By , Globe Staff

The city councilor who recently spearheaded Boston’s first ordinance to bring racial and economic equity to the burgeoning marijuana industry says her colleagues will vote for her in January.

St. Guillen concedes City Council election that ended in a one-vote difference

By , Globe Staff

St. Guillen had been weighing whether to appeal contested ballots to the state courts, but said Tuesday she will accept the outcome.