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Herald: Flaherty cancels talent show appearance over lack of Yoon

Last time we checked, City Councillor At-Large Sam Yoon is still an elected official. But the organizers of the candidates' talent show tonight say he isn't a candidate for re-election, and therefore he cannot take the stage with fellow City Councillor At-Large Michael Flaherty, who is vying to unseat Mayor Thomas Menino. (Flaherty and Yoon, who were scheduled to make an appearance, are now pulling out, according to the Herald.) "You have to be a candidate and it’s only for the candidates, and the ones that just lost, I’m sorry, but you are not part of the show,” Jay Paget, producer of the event told the Herald. “Sam was a candidate but he isn’t now."

Flaherty due in court for jury duty

Mayoral candidate and City Councillor At-Large Michael Flaherty takes a break from the campaign trail on Monday to head into court for jury duty. The former prosecutor has been summoned to Suffolk Superior Court. The last time he had jury duty several years ago, it was dismissed, he said. "I'm hopeful justice is sorted out before they need to impanel," Flaherty quipped. "I only have six weeks to get elected mayor."

UPDATE: Flaherty spokeswoman Natasha Perez tells us he didn't get impaneled.

Como se dice ‘recovered emails’?

Talk about a late Friday news dump. Mayor Thomas Menino’s office has released a list of thousands of emails. The list itself totaled 200 pages laying out emails that top Menino aide Michael Kineavy both sent and received between Sept. 2, 2008 and April 1, 2008, and then later deleted. And then deleted again from the delete folder.  Read more

WHERE THEY WILL BE: (Prelim) Election Night edition

The following is a list of where the mayoral candidates will be on (Preliminary) Election Night. Three candidates will be in Dorchester, including one at a Mason lodge, and another will be at a bar around the corner from his house.  Read more

Globe: Menino v. Flaherty for final

Mayoral campaign aides won't have to stay up late tonight, waiting to see who the Globe endorses to face off against Mayor Thomas Menino in their Sunday pages: It's Michael Flaherty.

For City Council At-Large, they endorsed on Saturday the following: incumbents Stephen Murphy and John Connolly, former U.S. Senate aide Ayanna Pressley, former Roxbury YMCA executive director Ego Ezedi, Patrick administration official Tito Jackson, ex-City Council aide Felix Arroyo, former Romney administration official Robert Fortes, and accountant Hiep Nguyen.

Yoon running 15-second spots on NECN

Starting Tuesday, mayoral candidate Sam Yoon's campaign is running five 15-second spots on New England Cable News. The spots can be found here ("BRA"), here ("Transportation"), here ("Too Much Power,"), here ("Hope"), and here ("What you know"). As noted earlier, the Yoon camp is also running radio spots, which will be played on WBZ Radio. Incumbent Mayor Thomas Menino City Councillor At-Large and fellow mayoral candidate Michael Flaherty have launched their own ads.

Ward 5 Dems endorse Menino

The Ward 5 Democratic Committee on Monday night endorsed Mayor Thomas Menino. The breakdown of the vote: Menino received 18 votes, City Councillor At-Large Sam Yoon received 4 votes and City Councillor At-Large Michael Flaherty received 2 votes. South Ender Kevin McCrea didn't receive any votes, though a few committee members spoke in favor his nomination. The ward includes Back Bay, Beacon Hill and Bay Village. The vote followed an hour-long forum between the four candidates that touched on city planning and anti-crime policies, with few comments on the topic du jour, City Hall employees' deletion of emails, a possible violation of the state public records law.

Flaherty launches TV ad, with radio, internet ads to follow

Amid the hoopla over City Hall employees deleting emails and potentially violating the state records law, the Flaherty campaign on Sunday started running a television ad.  Read more

City Hall email presser to include Flaherty, Yoon and McCrea

All three challengers vying to unseat Mayor Thomas Menino will appear together outside City Hall Monday morning to decry the routine deletion of city employee emails.  Read more

Menino's rivals slam City Hall aides' deletion of emails

Two of Mayor Thomas Menino's rivals are pouncing on a news report that says City Hall officials have been potentially violating the state's public records law through the regular deletion their emails.  Read more