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New Haven Register - Homicides, Violent Crimes in New Haven Down in 2014

Homicides, Violent Crimes in New Haven Down in 2014

By EVAN LIPS and JENNIFER SWIFT

 

New Haven Register

8:39 PM EDT, January 3, 2015

NEW HAVEN - The city closed the books on 2014 by equaling its lowest homicide count in the last decade, a trend that mirrors falling state and national violent crime numbers. The were 13 homicides overall in New Haven in 2014, a drop from the previous year’s count of 20. Further, one of the homicides in 2014 was found to be in self-defense during an attempted robbery. To read more,         http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20150103/homicides-violent-crimes-in-new-haven-down-in-2014

 

 

New Haven Register - Gov. Malloy Walks The Beat In New Haven Neighborhood Mourning Slaying of Teen

Gov. Malloy Walks The Beat In New Haven Neighborhood Mourning Slaying of Teen

By RICH SCINTO

 

New Haven Register

6:07 PM EDT, August 22, 2014

NEW HAVEN - Gov. Dannel P. Malloy joined police officials and others to meet with the family of a recent teenage homicide victim and then took a tour of the Hill neighborhood that highlighted the effects of community policing and how it can mitigate a situation like the one currently playing out in Ferguson, Missouri. To read more, http://www.nhregister.com/government-and-politics/20140822/gov-malloy-walks-the-beat-in-new-haven-neighborhood-mourning-slaying-of-teen

 

The United States Department of Justice - Hartford Man Indicted As Part Of Project Longevity Investigation

Hartford Man Indicted As Part Of Project Longevity Investigation

The United States Attorney's Office, District Of Connecticut

The United States Department of Justice

 

August 8, 2014

HARTFORD - Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that a federal grand jury in Hartford has returned an eight-count indictment charging Kevin Betts, also known as "KK," 28, of Hartford, with narcotics distribution and firearms offenses. To read more, http://www.justice.gov/usao/ct/Press2014/20140808-1.html

 

Connecticut Health Team - Bridgeport Tops Among Cities In Reducing Crime

Bridgeport Tops Among Cities In Reducing Crime

By ERIC VEGA

 

Connecticut Health Team 

August 6, 2014

BRIDGEPORT - Bridgeport, often considered the most-dangerous city in Connecticut, may no longer deserve that title.  Homicides in Bridgeport are down 33.3 percent (from six to four), shootings are down 12 percent and the number of shooting victims fell 18 percent, according to figures released in July by the city's deputy police chief.  To read more, http://c-hit.org/2014/08/06/bridgeport-tops-among-cities-in-reducing-crime/

 

JBK - Current - Events - Four Hartford Men Indicted as Part of Project Longevity Investigation

Four Hartford Men Indicated as Part of Project Longevity Investigation

FBI NEW HAVEN DIVISION PRESS RELEASE

U.S. Attorney's Office - JBK - Current - Events

 

July 17, 2014

HARTFORD - Deirdre M. Daily, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that a federal grand jury in Hartford has returned indictments against four Hartford residents allegedly involved in drug trafficking and associated criminal activity in the Garden Street area of Hartford known as the “Chicken Coop.” The indictments were returned on July 16, 2014.  KEITH SHEPARD, also known as “Pretty,” 23, is charged with four counts of distributing crack cocaine and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. To read more, http://jbk-current-events.blogspot.com/2014/07/four-hartford-men-indicted-as-part-of.html

 

New Haven Register - Project Longevity to Lose Connecticut Coordinator a Year After He Joined Project

Project Longevity to Lose Connecticut Coordinator a Year After He Joined Project

By RICH SCINTO

 

New Haven Register

7:02PM EDT, July 17, 2014

NEW HAVEN - Multiple sources confirmed Thursday that Project Longevity state coordinator Carl Horton will be leaving the initiative in the near future. Horton oversees the statewide implementation of the focused deterrence strategy aimed at curbing group-on-group violence. To read more, http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20140717/project-longevity-to-lose-connecticut-coordinator-a-year-after-he-joined-project

 

The Courant - Malloy Applauds Bridgeport's Drop In Violent Crime

Malloy Applauds Bridgeport's Drop In Violent Crime

By MATTHEW Q. CLARIDA

The Hartford Courant

 

July 15, 2014

BRIDGEPORT - Channeling Shakespeare and clearly enjoying a back-and-forth with a crowd of about 40 teenagers, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy visited the Burroughs Community Center Tuesday to celebrate the city's falling rates of violent crime. Bridgeport's chapter of Project Longevity, city officials said, has reached out to 79 potential offenders between the ages of 17 and 34 — some of them with records of violent crimes — inviting them to group meetings with police officers and other members of the community to talk about the consequences of violent activity and offering to help them find jobs. To read more, http://articles.courant.com/2014-07-15/news/hc-gov-bridgeport-violence-20140715_1_governor-malloy-project-longevity-gun-violence

 

Connecticut Post - Malloy, Finch Tout Anti-Crime Progress

Malloy, Finch Tout Anti-Crime Progress

By BRIAN LOCKHART

ctpost.com

 

12:15AM, July 16, 2014

BRIDGEPORT - Gov. Dannel P. Malloy made time at the end of a news conference on youth violence Tuesday to preview a play being rehearsed by a local summer program. The production? William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Warm summer evenings sans gunfire can seem like a fantasy in urban centers like Bridgeport that struggle to attract visitors and keep residents amid headlines about bullets and bodies. To read more, http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Malloy-Finch-tout-anti-crime-progress-5623982.php

 

CT News Junkie - Malloy Highlights Efforts To Combat Urban Crime

Malloy Highlights Efforts To Combat Urban Crime

By CHRISTINE STUART

CT News Junkie

 

4:30PM, July 15, 2014

BRIDGEPORT - It’s been reported that he’s been a frequent guest in New Haven, and on Tuesday he made a trip to Bridgeport to learn more about what that city is doing to combat crime under a project based on the work of renowned criminologist and John Jay College of Criminal Justice professor David Kennedy. To read more, http://www.ctnewsjunkie.com/archives/entry/malloy_highlights_efforts_to_combat_urban_crime

 

Carribbean Life - Holler If Ya Hear Me

Holler If Ya Hear Me

By JOAN MARCUS

Carribbean Life

 

July 17, 2014

NEW YORK CITY - Nearly 18 years after his violent death, rap icon Tupac Shakur is having a major impact on the lives of inner city youth through the Broadway show based on his lyrics and poetry. The 150-minute show is being staged at the Palace Theatre, 1564 Broadway. To read more, http://www.caribbeanlifenews.com/stories/2014/7/2014_07_15_sub_holler.html

 

The Bridgeport News - Show Helps Tupac Have Impact on Youth 18 Years After His Death

Show Helps Tupac Have Impact on Youth 18 Years After His Death

By BRIDGEPORT NEWS

The Bridgeport News

 

July 15, 2014

NEW YORK CITY - Nearly 18 years after his violent death, rap icon Tupac Shakur is having a major impact on the lives of inner city youth through the Broadway show based on his lyrics and poetry. Producers of Holler If Ya Hear Me extended tickets to 14 young men, members of the community program Project Longevity. To read more, http://www.thebridgeportnews.com/9804/show-helps-tupac-have-impact-on-youth-18-years-after-his-death/ 

 

News 12 Connecticut - Celebration in Beardsley Park for Project Longevity Bridgeport Clients and Community

Celebration in Beardsley Park for Project Longevity Bridgeport Clients and Community

News 12 Connecticut

 

5:25PM, June 21, 2014

BRIDGEPORT - Project Longevity and RYASAP held a Family Day in Beardsley Park in Bridgeport, CT, for the Project Longevity Clients, Service Providers, and Community Members.  The link above provides good coverage of the event and community impressions of Project Longevity's work. To see more, http://connecticut.news12.com/news/bridgeport-police-hold-celebration-in-beardsley-park-for-people-involved-in-project-longevity-1.8526703

 

New Haven Register - New Haven Man Who Saw Mom Slain as Child Works to Turn Life Around

New Haven Man Who Saw Mom Slain as Child Works to Turn Life Around

By SHAHID ABDUL-KARIM

 

New Haven Register

5:47PM EDT, June 1, 2014

NEW HAVEN - Larry Davis watched as his mother, Nakia Arrington, was strangled to death.  He was four at the time.  Moments later, Davis witnessed his mother's killer, Kevin Jackson, hang himself from a beam in their home's garage.  To read more, http://www.nhregister.com/lifestyle/20140601/new-haven-man-who-saw-mom-slain-as-child-works-to-turn-life-around 

 

The Hartford Courant - Project Longevity Holds First Hartford 'Call-In'

Project Longevity Holds First Hartford 'Call-In'

By KELLY GLISTA, kglista@courant.com

The Hartford Courant

 

7:22PM EDT, April 2, 2014

HARTFORD - Project Longevity, a program targeting violent criminals that was launched in the capital city last fall, held its first "call-in" meeting Tuesday night, putting law enforcement officials, social service providers, and community members face-to-face with members of Hartford's street gangs and drug crews.  To read more, http://www.courant.com/community/hartford/hc-hartford-project-longevity-0403-20140402,0,2216546.story 

 

Connecticut Post, ctpost.com - Ready to Combat Gun Violence

Ready to Combat Gun Violence

By DAN BRACCIO

ctpost.com

 

5:44PM EST, March 10, 2014

BRIDGEPORT - As a Bridgeport resident, I was pleased to read the March 10 cover story about the reduction in crime and especially violent crime in our city as well as throughout Connecticut. To read more, http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Ready-to-combat-gun-violence-5304627.php 

 

New Haven Register - 13 Arrested as New Haven Police Target Alleged Gang Members in Drug Raids

13 Arrested As New Haven Police Target Alleged Gang Members In Drug Raids

By RICH SCINTO

New Haven Register

 

2:52PM EST, February 19, 2014

NEW HAVEN - Police say they sent another message that the Project Longevity promise stands.  Thirteen people were arrested after drug raids targeted members of the Playboyz and the 88 Boys gangs, police said.  To read more, http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20140219/13-arrested-as-new-haven-police-target-alleged-gang-members-in-drug-raids

 

New Haven Register - New Haven Police Issue Project Longevity Warning to Young Men

New Haven Police Issue Project Longevity Warning to Young Men

By RICH SCINTO

New Haven Register

 

12:00AM EST, June 21, 2013

NEW HAVEN - Members of the Read Street Gang didn't take it seriously when they were put on notice as part of the city's anti-crime effort, Project Longevity, to stop the gun violence.  To read more, http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20130621/new-haven-police-issue-project-longevity-warning-to-young-men

 

The Bridgeport News - Project Longevity Launches in Bridgeport

Project Longevity Launches in Bridgeport

By BRIDGEPORT NEWS STAFF

The Bridgeport News.com

 

November 2, 2013

BRIDGEPORT - Project Longevity launched in Bridgeport on Oct. 30, with a call-in of 25 people who were given a message to deliver to their neighborhoods.  To read more, http://www.thebridgeportnews.com/6902/project-longevity-launches-in-bridgeport/ 

 

The Courant - Project Manager Chosen to Head Longevity Effort in Hartford

Project Manager Chosen to Head Longevity Effort in Hartford

By JENNA CARLESSO, jcarlesso@courant.com

The Hartford Courant

 

September 17, 2013 

HARTFORD - Organizers of Project Longevity, a program targeting violent criminals, have tapped Tiana Hercules to help coordinate the effort in Hartford.  Hercules, a city resident, has served as the head of Opportunities Hartford - an initiatice started by Mayor Pedro Segarra that identifies employment, income, and education opportunities and helps expand upon them - for the last 10 months.  To read more, http://articles.courant.com/2013-09-17/community/hc-hartford-longevity-0918-20130917_1_law-enforcement-connecticut-college-project-longevity  \