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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

In state-city squabble over low-income housing vouchers, city’s approach makes more sense

By , Globe Columnist

The Boston Housing Authority wants to adopt new guidelines for Section 8 vouchers that would make it easier for low-income families to move to pricier neighborhoods and towns.

Adrian Walker

Steve Pemberton, ex-foster child who defied the odds, ponders run for US Senate

By , Globe Columnist

His journey from foster child to corporate executive was captured in a memoir — “A Chance in the World.” Now he’s exploring a run for Senate against Edward Markey.

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From life on the streets to marbled floors: An unusual culinary program offers a way forward

By , Globe Columnist

Students from NECAT — part culinary school, part social service agency — are headed to work in the grandeur of the billion-dollar Encore Boston Harbor casino.

Adrian Walker

Who’s the rich guy helping poor Mount Ida students fight the school’s closing in court?

By , Globe Columnist

Though a class-action lawsuit on behalf of former students of Mount Ida College was dismissed Friday, benefactor Robert Hildreth vows he will keep up the fight against colleges that shut their doors.