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

‘We do not shrink from adversity’ — Worcester’s other team not pleased with WooSox

By , Globe Staff

It seems everyone in Central Massachusetts is ecstatic with the Red Sox’ minor-league baseball club’s move to Worcester. Except for the Bravehearts.

Abortion, the death penalty and 15 ‘no-show’ votes. This is the primary for Secretary of State.

By , Globe Staff

In one video, challenger Josh Zakim, a Boston City Councilor, is described as a progressive leader. In another, he’s a no-show at the polls who is beholden to Wall Street.

Zakim challenges Galvin to his own ‘Progressive Pledge’ in heated secretary of state race

By , Globe Staff

Josh Zakim has called on Secretary of State William Galvin to sign a pledge that would limit third-party spending in the campaign.

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.