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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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We didn’t get Amazon’s new headquarters, but we should act as if we did

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We shouldn’t need Amazon to summon the will to address the Boston area’s transportation and housing problems.

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‘Slave auction’ doesn’t change my view of the Faneuil Hall name change debate

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Activists clamoring to strip Faneuil Hall of the name of its slave-trader namesake reenacted a slave auction there to dramatize the building’s heritage.

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National Grid workers sit idle while out-of-state workers struggle to restore power in the Merrimack Valley

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The locked-out workers could get the heat going in Lawrence for a fraction of what Columbia Gas is spending now.

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Dodgers cross a picket line and betray a proud heritage

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The Dodgers proudly lay claim to the single greatest piece of social activism in US sports history, but still walked past striking hotel workers.