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’s new chief resilience officer sees city at crossroads on race, economic opportunity

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Lori Nelson is tasked with combating racial and economic inequality in Boston.

Did this environmental group cross the line? Or does an overdeveloped waterfront need defending?

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The Conservation Law Foundation’s president is riling city officials and community members alike with what they call a combative approach to regulating waterfront development.

Walsh proposal would ban investors from renting out on Airbnb

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Mayor Martin Walsh’s latest proposal would essentially do away with short-term stays at investor-owned apartments.

Mayor Walsh to return to Ireland to accept award

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Mayor Walsh will meet with Irish officials and speak publicly about Boston’s economic and cultural ties to the country.