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

After city election, there’s a new race for the council presidency

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Although it feels like Boston has moved past election season, there’s an important position yet to be filled on the City Council.


After loss, Tito Jackson encourages colleagues to have ‘a backbone’

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On Wednesday, the council’s first meeting since the Nov. 7 election, Jackson received his colleagues’ praise.

Walsh defeats Jackson in mayoral race

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It was, by nearly every political measure, a subdued election: no television advertisements, low voter interest, and just two debates.

Marty Walsh wins second term as Boston mayor

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Walsh handily defeated City Councilor Tito Jackson to remain in office.