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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Another ‘outsider’ fails in a top Boston job. We shouldn’t take pride in that

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Luis Ramirez became MBTA general manager after a nationwide search but was pushed out in little more than a year. Why can’t people who aren’t from Boston succeed here?

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Governor Baker shouldn’t find judge guilty while the investigation is still underway

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A federal grand jury is probing whether Judge Shelly Joseph violated any laws in allegedly helping a defendant avoid detention by ICE.

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What we mourn when we mourn President George H.W. Bush

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Bush is being widely hailed as a president of decency and integrity. How sad — and telling — that decency is now a standout quality in a president.

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Housing nonprofit hopes new home will help young adults soar

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Bridge Over Troubled Water, a Boston nonprofit, will dedicate Liberty House on Wednesday — a home for previously homeless young people who have gotten on their feet.