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

Boston voters could elect most diverse City Council ever

By , Globe Staff

From Mattapan to the Back Bay, voters in Tuesday’s preliminary election will be advancing a slew of finalists for City Council.

Smoke fills Tufts Medical Center Station due to motor malfunction on train

By Maria Lovato and , Globe Correspondent and Staff

Tufts Medical Center Station filled with smoke Friday morning after a motor malfunctioned on an Orange Line train.

EMILY’s List endorses five female Boston City Council incumbents

By , Globe Staff

Only Councilor Althea Garrison, the most conservative of the panel and an antagonist on some of her colleagues’ progressive proposals, was slighted.


This job comes with a breeze and view

By , Globe Staff

Dennis Baker is the lift department manager at Wachusett Mountain. And every day at work he enjoys dramatic 360-degree views atop the mountain.