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John Connolly considers a run for Boston mayor

Councilor asserts city schools lacking

Councilor John R. Connolly said Tuesday he is seriously considering a run for mayor of Boston with a campaign focused on improv­ing city schools, a move that sets up a potential showdown with the five-term incumbent, Mayor Thomas M. Menino.

“I have become convinced that our schools won’t change without new leadership and new ideas and a bold desire to take on the status quo,” Connolly said in an interview with the Globe. “I really ­believe our schools are our future and if we do not make bold changes, then we are limiting Boston’s future in every way.”

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