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Entries Tagged as 'AJ Perez'

Ganim’s Critical Wakeup Call To Address Violent Crime

July 11th, 2017 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Law Enforcement, News and Events, State Politics

On the 2015 campaign trail, candidate Joe Ganim opened his own police substation, a symbolic gesture in response to a spike in violent crime and a stick in the eye to incumbent Mayor Bill Finch whose perceived inaction with an understaffed police force benefited Ganim’s playbook. There was a hole in the fence at a […]

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Kohut: Bring Back Block Watches

July 2nd, 2017 · 8 Comments · Law Enforcement

City resident Jeff Kohut, an active member of a block watch in the Lake Forest area for years, argues in a commentary one solution to stemming the increase in violent crime is resuscitating block watches in neighborhoods.

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Police Investigate Two Homicides

July 2nd, 2017 · No Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

These are the days that cause so much community grief, outbursts of violence during the dog days of summer. City police are investigating two homicides in separate Sunday morning incidents, one on the West Side where police were called to a neighbor dispute with a man shot dead and another fatal shooting in the parking lot […]

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Trantolo Law Firm Adds Bridgeport Presence

June 10th, 2017 · 4 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Connecticut’s oldest continual family law firm Trantolo & Trantolo on Friday opened a Bridgeport regional office next to the city’s theatrical gem Klein Memorial Auditorium at 944 Fairfield Avenue, joining offices in Hartford, Waterbury and Torrington. The personal injury law firm handed out helmets to students at nearby Curiale School as part of a bicycle […]

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‘Welcome To The Non-Sanctuary City’

May 15th, 2017 · 36 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

The full City Council Monday night is scheduled to vote on a resolution “requesting that the City of Bridgeport be declared a “WELCOMING CITY,” something of a compromise after Mayor Joe Ganim balked at declaring the Park City also a “sanctuary city” in deference to Donald Trump’s threat he’d withhold money to communities and states […]

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Chief Perez: I Will Never Allow That To Happen Again

May 13th, 2017 · 28 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From the CT Post: One of the most upsetting aspects of the shooting of Jayson Negron by a police officer was the way his body was treated.

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Police Chief: Downtown Safe

April 21st, 2017 · 22 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From the CT Post: “There’s absolutely no problems there,” Perez said. “Downtown is one of the safest places in Bridgeport.”

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Man Shot Dead Downtown

April 20th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Cedar Atanasio, CT Post: A Stamford man in his 20s was shot dead across from McLevy Green in downtown Bridgeport early Thursday morning.

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