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 city councilors look to extend term limits

By , Globe Staff

Council President Andrea Campbell said that the extension of council terms to four years would allow councilors to focus more on their work and their roles in city government.

Officials seek more protections for city wetlands to counter effects of climate change

By , Globe Staff

A movement is afoot in Boston to enact a city-specific Wetlands Protection Act, part of Boston’s climate resiliency effort.

City, residents struggle to boost Dudley Square

By , Globe Staff

For every business that opens, there are still four vacant storefronts across the street.

Wait — what? Did Walsh really say this was his last chance to attend a Super Bowl as mayor?

By , Globe Staff

Does that mean Marty Walsh does not believe in the future of the team?