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

Judge wants trial date in Boston Calling case tied to City Hall

By , Globe Staff

The request by US District Judge Leo Sorokin came after a federal appeals court put the case back in his court.

On first day, dozens of candidates express interest in seeking council seats

By , Globe Staff

The increased interest in an at-large seat is likely the result of former councilor Ayanna Pressley vacating her seat following her election to Congress.

For the first time, Boston municipal lobbyists are required to register their work with City Hall

By , Globe Staff

Those who do not register could face a fine of up to $300, according to a Boston city ordinance that was passed last year.

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In City Council debate over rent control, the old guard faces the new class

By , Globe Staff

The line was drawn Wednesday when Councilor Althea Garrison proposed an ordinance that would allow Boston to cap yearly rent increases in residential homes.