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Three mayoral candidates meet in miniforum

Discuss ideas for Boston economy, school board

In Boston’s congested race for mayor, this may be the most creative idea yet: split the 12 candidates into small groups so voters can hear more than 90-second sound bites.

Three candidates squared off at a forum Tuesday to address the city’s economic future. State Representative Martin J. Walsh suggested that the city repurpose empty buildings once used by telephone and electric companies that remain scattered across the city.

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