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

Three years later, roller-coaster City Hall extortion case is going to trial

By , Globe Staff

Ken Brissette and Tim Sullivan, top aides to Mayor Martin Walsh, are set for a high-profile trial next week.

Advocates say Boston’s policies don’t do enough to keep police out of immigration matters

By , Globe Staff

Some want the city to follow the lead of other municipalities and do more to keep local law enforcement from collaborating with federal officials on deportations.

MBTA fare increase kicks in for subway, commuter rail rides

By , Sarah Wu, Allison Hagan, Aidan Ryan, Sarah Wu, Allison Hagan and Aidan Ryan , Globe Staff and Globe Correspondents

The MBTA launched a scheduled 6 percent fare hike on parts of its system Monday and protesters planned to fan out across the system to make their feelings known.

Michelle Wu says Boston is ready for change. But is Boston ready for Michelle Wu?

By , Globe Staff

Wu’s prodding from the left on such issues as transportation and the environment have made her one of the leaders of the city’s progressive wave — and sparked speculation about whether she might run for mayor.