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John Connolly to run for mayor of Boston

Councilor John R. Connolly will announce Tuesday that he is a candidate for mayor, striving to topple Thomas M. ­Menino to become Boston’s first new chief executive in a generation.

Connolly, 39, will hold a rally outside a Boston public school with parents to kick off his campaign, he said in an inter­view Monday. Menino has not indicated publicly whether he will seek a sixth term, but Connolly is preparing to take on the powerful incumbent.

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