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


Council candidate has picked up support from six of his former opponents

By , Globe Staff

Rufus Faulk said he was “honored and humbled” to receive the endorsements from “former candidates, but most importantly, as constituents of District 7.”

Bill Linehan to leave City Council two months early

By , Globe Staff

Following an emotional City Council meeting, filled with personal good-byes from his colleagues, veteran Councilor Bill Linehan struck the gavel to officially mark his retirement from the legislative body after 30 years as a city employee.

First debate in Boston mayoral campaign is contentious

By and , Globe Staff

Mayor Martin Walsh and Councilor Tito Jackson clashed Wednesday over which of them can best lead Boston.

City offers incentives to encourage landlords to accept homeless tenants

By , Globe Staff

Under a Landlord Guarantee pilot program, the city may reimburse landlords who agree to participate up to $10,000 for losses.