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

New state program will seed $50 for college savings accounts

By , Globe Staff

The program will contribute the first $50 to a 529 account for parents and guardians of children born or adopted on or after Jan. 1, 2020.

‘Clearly, we have to step up our efforts’ following spike in violence, mayor says

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The shootings bring the city’s total homicides to 46 this year, compared with 42 at this time last year.

NTSB report: Overpressurized gas lines caused Lawrence-area explosions, fires

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The increased pressure overwhelmed the aging gas line system in Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover, setting off fires and explosions that damaged 121 structures, killed one person, and left two dozen injured, the report states.

Utility unveils housing plan for Merrimack Valley residents displaced by gas fires

By , Globe Staff

The release said Columbia Gas has reserved more than 3,000 hotel rooms for use by affected customers through mid-November.