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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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Adrian Walker

St. Guillen’s passion for politics began in tragedy

By , Globe Columnist

Alejandra St. Guillen’s run for Boston City Council comes as no surprise to those who have watched her rise through the ranks of state and city government. But the shocking murder of her younger sister Imette 13 years ago was a key moment in finding her direction.

Adrian Walker

Who wants to lead the Boston Public Schools?

By , Globe Staff

The search for a replacement for former superintendent Tommy Chang has turned into a mystery.

Adrian Walker

Boston’s ‘Embrace’ of MLK is moving forward

By , Globe Columnist

After a lengthy public process, King Boston has picked a winning design, one meant to evoke the Kings’ legacy of promoting unity.

Adrian Walker

There was a consensus to reduce solitary confinement. But it hasn’t translated into action

By , Globe Columnist

One of the elements of the Criminal Justice Reform Act was a commitment to reduce the over-reliance on solitary confinement. But some are concerned that the changes are coming too slowly.