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Connolly launches run for mayor with school plea

Will seek the seat of Mayor Menino

Councilor John R. Connolly launched a bid for mayor of Boston outside Brighton High School Tuesday, leveling his most pointed criticism against the 20-year incumbent, ­Thomas M. Menino.

Introducing himself as a former teacher and a parent of a kindergartner, Connolly said he offered voters the “bold desire to change the status quo, particularly when it comes to schools.” He described Menino as a “good man” with an ­unquestionable love for Boston.

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