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

Josh Zakim to leave Boston City Council at end of term

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Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim, who has represented the Back Bay and Beacon Hill neighborhoods, will not seek reelection this fall.

Boston’s transportation head to depart for job in Austin

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Gina Fiandaca, the city’s head of transportation since 2015 and a lifelong resident of East Boston, is leaving Mayor Martin Walsh’s administration for a high-level post in Austin, Texas.

Here’s how Boston investigators uncovered what’s being called the biggest college bribery scam in history

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Officials in Boston got a tantalizing tip — a Yale University women’s soccer coach had asked a financial executive for a bribe to help get his daughter admitted into the elite school.

Boston to host 2020 NAACP convention

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The NAACP, one of the nation’s oldest and prominent civil rights organizations, announced Monday that it will hold its 2020 convention in Boston.