They have been quizzed by impoverished teenagers, Cape Verdean youths, architects, open space advocates, out-of-school young people, gay rights champions, and a group that billed itself as active senior citizens.
Topics have included the environment, education, and the late-night city and will, in the final 27 days before the preliminary election, turn to housing, jobs, poverty, the arts, and issues affecting communities of color.
It is all in a day’s work for Boston’s mayoral candidates: another day, another forum.
Since May, the revolving door of forums has been in full swing, with groups clamoring for face time with the mayoral contenders and demanding answers on very specific questions about the issues nearest and dearest to the hosts.
The forum calendar has become so congested as election day approaches that scheduling conflicts have emerged, forcing candidates to pick between competing interests then publicly explain their choice.
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