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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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For women in the Boston Fire Department, an unwelcome part of the job

By , Globe Columnist

The Boston Fire Department is a throwback, a relic of a bad time when women were nearly absent from the workplace, and the few on the scene were treated like interlopers.

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The latest evidence the Seaport isn’t getting diversity right: La Casa de Pedro’s problems

By , Globe Columnist

A Venezuelan restaurant in the Seaport faces an uncertain future, raising anew the question of why the city’s newest and glitziest neighborhood has so little diversity.

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What comes next after the renaming of Yawkey Way?

By , Globe Columnist

Now is the time for the two sides, which both claim to care about race in Boston, to find common ground.

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Here’s a deal — $36 a night for an Airbnb in Southie. One problem — it’s in a public housing unit

By , Globe Staff

A tenant in the Mary Ellen McCormack housing project in South Boston has been renting out a spare bedroom for close to two years, shocking officials when they learned about it.