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WHERE THEY WILL BE: Debate night 10/19/2009

While Mayor Thomas Menino and his rival Michael Flaherty, a City Councillor At-Large, will be battering away at each other at the JFK Library, here's where their supporters will be: After a standout, Menino supporters will head over to the headquarters of 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East at 150 Mt. Vernon St. in Dorchester (and right above the offices of the Dorchester Reporter). Flaherty backers will be over at the Banshee at 934 Dorchester Ave., an old haunt of UMass-Boston's student newspaper, the Mass Media. The 7 p.m. debate is sponsored by the Boston Globe, New England Cable News, WGBH-TV and WBUR-FM radio. NECN anchor R.D. Sahl and WGBH's Greater Boston host Emily Rooney will moderate.

The 'Donald Duck' vote

City Councillors At-Large Michael Flaherty and Sam Yoon sat down with the Jamaica Plain Gazette soon after they announced their "ticket." And Yoon, who lost to Flaherty by about 2,300 votes, didn't exactly have the warmest words for fourth place finisher Kevin McCrea's effort.  Read more

Flaherty and Deputy

The Herald has video. "Thank you Riverside Theatre - not," Flaherty quips before he and Yoon start to croon to the tune of "Ebony and Ivory." "Flaherty, Deputy, from Fields Corner and Southie." Check it out.

Menino's 'Spotlight on the Candidates' poem

Mayor Thomas Menino's poem, as delivered to the crowd at "Spotlight on the Candidates" at the Riverside Theatre:  Read more

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."

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

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