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

Andrea Campbell to be next City Council president

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The announcement brings a swift resolution to a traditional council debate that could have been divisive.

Former state senator Brian Joyce indicted on federal charges

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Brian Joyce pleaded not guilty to all charges Friday before he was released on $250,000 secured bond.

Mug shots, arrest reports of officials are public in Massachusetts, judge says

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The Globe filed suit in 2015 for access to certain police records, including those involving public officials who had been accused of a crime, and a Suffolk Superior Court judge said Friday that law enforcement agencies must provide those reports.

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City Council considers nixing permits for acoustic performances

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City Council President Michelle Wu has proposed preserving a pilot city ordinance that allows stores to host acoustic performances any day of the week.