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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

King memorial project will bring a necessary change to Boston Common

By , Globe Columnist

With the unveiling of five possible designs for the city’s memorial to Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, a once-quixotic project has moved a huge step closer to reality.

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A survivor of the Lawrence explosion: ‘We are homeless, but we are not family-less’

By , Globe Columnist

Francisco Brea was heading home to south Lawrence Thursday night when the call came from his wife: something had exploded, and flames were shooting from the chimney. His home is damaged, but his family is intact.

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The color of justice in Suffolk County may soon be black

By , Globe Columnist

A year ago it would have been hard to envision Suffolk law enforcement led by a black district attorney, Boston police commissioner, and county sheriff. That scenario may become reality.

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Marty Walsh’s very bad week

By , Globe Columnist

Does it have long-range implications for the mayor’s political future?