" BOSTON (CBS) – Boston city councilor John Connolly held a rally outside Brighton High School Tuesday morning to kick off his campaign for mayor.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Bernice Corpuz reports
“I deeply respect Mayor Menino, I’ve worked with him and I’ve learned from him,” Connolly said at the rally. “However, this campaign is about Boston’s future and the need for new ideas, new energy and a new resolve.”
Connolly later said his focus is on repairing the city’s schools.
In a letter formally announcing his candidacy, Connolly noted his background as a teacher and his belief city schools can succeed.
“I am running because every child deserves a world-class education from the Boston Public Schools,” Connolly wrote "
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