Milton J. Valencia

Valencia covers the federal courts and law enforcement for the Metro desk. He has been with the Globe since 2007, as a regional reporter and as a general assignment reporter on the morning and night shifts. His stories focus on quality-of-life issues, while also analyzing crime trends and law enforcement policies.

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Cambridge teacher waives bail on child porn charges

By Milton Valencia , Globe staff

A Cambridge grade-school teacher whose arrest last week on child pornography charges shocked officials in Cambridge and Somerville agreed Wednesday to waive his right to bail pending a trial.

Judge questions probation case

By Milton J. Valencia , Globe Staff

A federal judge questioned whether prosecutors will be able to prove bribery accusations against John J. O’Brien, the former Probation commissioner..

Mass. limits use of the potent painkiller Zohydro

By Milton J. Valencia , Globe Staff

Governor Patrick’s administration imposed sweeping restrictions just before a ban on the controversial drug was set to expire.

Spectators, supporters return to the Forum

By Milton J. Valencia , Globe Staff

For many at the Forum restaurant when tragedy struck, there was something special about returning on Monday.