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Let's try this again

Where were we? Right, the first televised debate of the 2009 mayoral forum, postponed last week because of U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy's passing.

This'll be where first impressions will be formed and drinking games will be created. (Feel free to drop yours to us, on or off-the-record: gin.dumcius (at) gmail.com or mwdeehan (at) gmail.com. Drinking games, not first impressions. If you're reading this, we assume you already have a pretty good impression of the various candidates.)

Here's where the campaigns will be holding debate watch parties. And here's where they'll be standing in the studio.

The four candidates will arrive at the WBZ-TV studio in Allston at staggered times. Before the debate was postponed, the four campaigns had a last-minute security walk-through last week at the request of Boston and State Police officers in charge of special events.

The Boston Phoenix's David Bernstein will be Twittering the debate. (The Twitter tag, it looks like, is #bzdebate.)

If we're missing anything, feel free to drop us a line at the aforementioned emails.

The debate starts at 7 p.m.


Only one person looked Mayoral up there. And that was Sam Yoon. He is right - we need to change the system before Boston can become a 21st Century city.