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

Galvin and Zakim’s first major debate in secretary of state race turned ugly — quickly

By , Globe Staff

Longtime incumbent Bill Galvin and his challenger Josh Zakim spoke over each other, cut each other off, and lashed out whenever one accused the other of misleading voters.

Gregory Long named as chief superintendent of Boston police

By , Globe Staff

Less than a full week in to his new post, Police Commissioner William G. Gross appointed half of his top command staff Friday.

Are Mass. elections safe from hackers? It depends on whom you ask

By , Globe Staff

Warnings that Russia could attempt to influence the 2018 election have prompted reviews of voting security across the country, including in Massachusetts.

Gross lists neighborhood crime as key priority for Boston Police

By , Globe Staff

In his first sit-down interview since he was sworn in as the city’s 42nd commissioner Monday, Police Commissioner William Gross listed a range of priorities.