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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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Fed up with stepping over needles near school, students say enough

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The students at the Orchard Gardens K-8 Pilot School have been walking past used needles for years. They staged a dramatic protest about it Tuesday, with the support of parents, school staff, and neighborhood activists.

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A year after a groundbreaking series on race in Boston, has anything gotten better?

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Boston has discussed issues of race with a candor not seen before. Progressive candidates had a big year in politics. But has the city really begun to address inequality?

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Another ‘outsider’ fails in a top Boston job. We shouldn’t take pride in that

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Luis Ramirez became MBTA general manager after a nationwide search but was pushed out in little more than a year. Why can’t people who aren’t from Boston succeed here?

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Governor Baker shouldn’t find judge guilty while the investigation is still underway

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A federal grand jury is probing whether Judge Shelly Joseph violated any laws in allegedly helping a defendant avoid detention by ICE.