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

First debate in Boston mayoral campaign is contentious

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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

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

For ex-union official turned mayor, priorities have shifted

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Union support has helped propel Marty Walsh, a former state representative, to two decades of election victories.

‘I saw a ball of fire’ fall from sky in White Mountains forest

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Arthur Frenette’s account of what could have started a forest fire in the White Mountains has become the intrigue of the small tourist community of Woodstock.