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.

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Transcript of Marty Walsh’s State of the City speech — with annotations

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City Hall reporter Milton Valencia has added annotations to Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s 2019 State of the City speech

State of the City

Walsh touts city’s progress on housing, climate change, while blasting an ineffective Washington

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It was Mayor Martin Walsh’s sixth annual address to a citywide audience since he was first elected in 2013.

‘I truly want to make Boston better,’ Walsh says ahead of annual speech

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As he heads into his sixth year in office, Mayor Martin J. Walsh says that residents can decide how to characterize his legacy.

Boston officials propose new taxes on some real estate deals to pay for more housing

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The proposal would set a tax of up to 6 percent on many commercial and residential sales over $2 million, and establish a “flipping” tax of up to 25 percent.