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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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Tom Tinlin was lucky to survive his aneurysm. Now he’s advocating for other survivors

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Tom Tinlin — then the state highway chief — knew almost nothing about brain aneurysms when he was struck by one in 2017. Now he is the new board chairman of the Brain Aneurysm Foundation.

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Alex Cora was great for Boston, but there was really no choice

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In the wake of Tuesday’s bombshell findings of cheating by the Houston Astros, Alex Cora and the Red Sox are waiting to find out what it means for the manager, who was heavily implicated. Cora has been a pivotal figure for the Red Sox — and for Boston — but it’s hard to see how he can stay in the job.

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Andrea Campbell broke her family’s cycle of troubles, but now comes another challenge

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The brother of City Councilor Andrea Campbell was arraigned Thursday on charges of kidnapping and rape, the latest chapter in years of arrests and incarceration. She has survived and thrived against long odds.

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Can Mayor Marty Walsh tackle the city’s big issues? Tuesday’s speech offered some answers

By , Globe Columnist

In his State of the City speech, Mayor Martin J. Walsh unveiled ambitious proposals to address education and housing in the city. As he reached the midway point of his second term, his ability to get big things done will be closely watched.