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Adrian Walker

Walker is a columnist for the Metro section. He provides commentary and opinion on local and regional news as well as society and culture. Walker started as a Metro columnist in 1998. His column appears Mondays and Fridays.

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Adrian Walker

What will the MFA’s woes mean for Juneteenth?

By , Globe Columnist

This year’s event, scheduled for Wednesday night, now looms as a litmus test, for both the museum and the city.

Adrian Walker

In state-city squabble over low-income housing vouchers, city’s approach makes more sense

By , Globe Columnist

The Boston Housing Authority wants to adopt new guidelines for Section 8 vouchers that would make it easier for low-income families to move to pricier neighborhoods and towns.

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Steve Pemberton, ex-foster child who defied the odds, ponders run for US Senate

By , Globe Columnist

His journey from foster child to corporate executive was captured in a memoir — “A Chance in the World.” Now he’s exploring a run for Senate against Edward Markey.

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From life on the streets to marbled floors: An unusual culinary program offers a way forward

By , Globe Columnist

Students from NECAT — part culinary school, part social service agency — are headed to work in the grandeur of the billion-dollar Encore Boston Harbor casino.