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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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Proposed big hospital merger shouldn’t come at the expense of low-income patients

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It may fall to Attorney General Maura Healey to make sure the merger doesn’t come at the expense of community hospitals and the patients they serve.

Adrian Walker

The Democrats running for governor must be wondering when the cavalry arrives

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As a popular incumbent, Charlie Baker’s fund-raising prowess comes as no surprise. But why aren’t Democrats showing more financial support for either of their candidates?

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Whittier Street board votes to name the headquarters for the center’s director. Maybe the staff should have gotten a vote

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Employees at Whittier Street Health Center just voted to unionize, after years of frustration with the center’s director. So isn’t this an awkward time to name a building after her?

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Ex-offenders lose a tireless advocate

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Sean Pelzer could have been just another aimless ex-offender. Instead he became an advocate for people like himself trying to regain their footing in society. He died of a heart attack at age 48.