With a brand new Fair Haven school as his backdrop, Mayor John DeStefano launched his reelection campaign under the mantle of school reformer.

DeStefano kicked off his campaign for a record ninth two-year term Monday afternoon at a rally in the packed lobby of the Columbus Family Academy School. He was introduced by the enthusiastic Ronald Huggins, a 16-year-old junior at Hillhouse High School: Click on the play arrow to watch. And here to keep reading Melissa’s report.