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Adrian Walker

A tall order for chief inspector

Both congratulations and condolences might be appropriate for William “Buddy” Christopher, Boston’s new czar of housing inspections.

Christopher was just named commissioner of the city’s Inspectional Services Department. His appointment comes in the wake of a hard-hitting Globe Spotlight Team series that detailed the awful conditions in thousands of rental units housing students across the city. They are a disgrace to a world-class city.

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