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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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Abolishing the BPDA: an old idea that won’t fix our current problems

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City Councilor Michelle Wu called last week for the abolition of the agency, joining a chorus of nay-sayers stretching back to the agency’s formation. But the BPDA is not your father’s BRA.

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Progressive Brookline can’t walk from an ugly racist battle. Or won’t

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The Brookline Select Board recently voted to appeal a civil service ruling in favor of Gerald Alston, a firefighter who was the subject of a racist incident in 2010.

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New Trump administration refugee limits will strike close to home for some in Massachusetts

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For the third consecutive year, the Trump administration has slashed the number of refugees that will be allowed into the country, to an all-time low of 18,000.

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Once again, Mitt Romney seems to be souring on Donald Trump

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Romney, our former governor, became the highest-profile member of the GOP to express alarm at Trump’s behavior. Will other Republicans eventually follow?