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

Boston city councilors criticize Boston Calling convictions as ‘damaging precedent’

By , Globe Staff

Boston city councilors joined community activists Wednesday in protest of the federal prosecutions of two former City Hall aides, saying their extortion convictions for pressuring a music festival to hire union members will have a chilling effect on the very advocacy they carry out daily in their jobs.

Longtime Walsh friend and ally coordinates city’s response to South End

By , Globe Staff

Seemingly overnight, William “Buddy” Christopher has been thrust into the spotlight as the Walsh administration’s response to so-called “Methadone Mile.”

The teens who discovered TD Garden failed to host local sports fund-raisers? They won’t get their ice rink, after all

By , Globe Staff

Financial challenges have caused Urban Edge, a community organization that develops property around Roxbury and Jamaica Plain, to abandon plans for a Jackson Square Recreation Center.

Boston Council revisits safe injection sites amid tensions over South End sweep

By , Globe Staff

A week after tensions over open drug use and disorderly conduct boiled over in a South End neighborhood, city councilors revisited the idea of safe injections sites in Boston, even as many municipal and state officials remain skeptical.