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

With Ayanna Pressley leaving, hopefuls start lining up for council seat

By , Globe Staff

Althea Garrison, a perennial candidate who finally got her shot on the council, will have to work to hold on to it.

Columbia Gas targeting last few hundred customers in Lawrence area still without service

By , Globe Staff

The remaining customers had been trying to get their systems restored on their own instead of using contractors from Columbia Gas.

Ayanna Pressley praised, honored at one of her last Boston City Council meetings

By , Globe Staff

Her fellow councilors lifted Pressley — the first black woman elected to the council and the first elected to represent Mass. in Congress — as a symbol of the work they strive to do.

With more plumbers, could Lawrence have seen faster gas service?

By , Globe Staff

A revised plan deploying hundreds more plumbers turned out to be highly effective. So some ask: Why wasn’t Plan B Plan A?