Columnist

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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Ambitious drug treatment center may have found its ideal leader

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Michael Botticelli is returning to Boston to lead a new addiction center at Boston Medical Center after serving as “drug czar” in the Obama administration.

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Has a murderer in Haiti been hiding in plain sight in Massachusetts?

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Jean-Morose Viliena has thus far escaped trial, or justice in any form, but that could change.

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The formerly incarcerated still struggle to find work

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“Giving people their freedom back is one thing, but having people prepared is quite another.”

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UMass Boston’s present is a mess

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The university has a budget gap that could reach $30 million by June. That isn’t just a problem. It’s a disaster.