New Haven partners with CT Against Gun Violence, as residents ‘deserve a better life, free of violence’

NEW HAVEN — City officials announced a new partnership with anti-violence organization CT Against Gun Violence Friday to plan the future Office of Violence Prevention that will strive to help safeguard residents against the continuing violence that affects life for many in the city. Community Services Administrator Mehul Dalal said, about the mission of the fledgling endeavor, “We know […]

Danbury community looks for answers after 14-year-old arrested in mall shooting: ‘Everyone in society should be concerned about that’

DANBURY — Mayor Joe Cavo on Tuesday credited the city police department for their quick apprehension of a local teen in last week’s shooting at the Danbury Fair mall, but said the fact that a 14-year-old was able to illegally obtain a gun gave him pause. “Everyone in society should be concerned about that,” said Cavo in […]

‘New Haven, we will heal’: Community dedicates garden memorializing gun violence victims in New Haven

The Register Citizen | The New Haven Botanical Garden of Healing Dedicated to Victims of Gun Violence, a memorial created by mothers that lost loved ones in the city, was formally dedicated Saturday, as residents came together to mark the hundreds of lives cut short over the decades. Before the dedication, scores of people gathered in […]

Blocks From Gunfire, Rally Aims At Violence

New Haven Independent | Activists from throughout the state gathered in Dixwell Wednesday evening for a rally calling for an end to gun violence. The rally, organized by the group Connecticut Against Gun Violence, coincided with a push for a new statewide initiative — and with the latest nonfatal shooting of a teen in the neighborhood. […]