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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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Gender problems at the Boston Fire Department run deeper than just talk

By , Globe Columnist

For at least the fourth time in the past 20 years, a review has found sexism to be a problem at the Boston Fire Department. But will the city ever do anything about it beside ordering up more studies?

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Mitt Romney can’t give up his fondness for wiggle room

By , Globe Columnist

Romney is still the man we know from his years here: Brilliant, occasionally eloquent, a tad self-righteous, and, most of all, malleable.

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Tired of stepping over needles near school, students say enough

By , Globe Columnist

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?

By , Globe Columnist

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?