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

Man’s shooting is a high-profile test for DA Rachael Rollins, commissioner William Gross

By , Globe Staff

Among the key questions for Gross and Rollins, and one that is sensitive to police and community relations: Were officers justified in using deadly force?

Walsh, city officials to travel to Cape Verde Friday

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The trip is meant to strengthen cultural ties with a country whose citizens have increasingly called Boston home in recent years.

A Chinatown salon owner, facing eviction, will remain in his shop after all

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The case demonstrated the challenges that residents and business owners face as landlords look to speculate on a booming real estate market and raise rent, forcing the displacement of longtime business owners and clients.

Toll from natural gas disaster in Merrimack Valley passes $1 billion

By , Globe Staff

Columbia Gas’ parent company said its cost could keep growing and that it is seeking to settle the numerous lawsuits filed against it.