Mayor Guinta to Make Major Public Safety Announcement at Anti-Gang Public Forum

MANCHESTER (Oct. 5, 2007) – Mayor Frank Guinta, along with state and local law enforcement leaders, will be on hand for the Project Safe Neighborhoods public forum. The event will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007, at America’s Credit Union Museum, 418-420 Notre Dame Ave.; Manchester . At the event, Mayor Guinta will make a major announcement regarding public safety.

Those scheduled to attend include U.S. Attorney Thomas Colantouno, Hillsborough County Attorney Marguerite Wageling, Manchester Police Chief John Jaskolka, State Police Captain Alan Welch, Sheriff James Hardy. Members of the Board of Aldermen, Weed and Seed and the Manchester Health Department will also be on hand.

Mayor Guinta said that this event is an important one in continuing the dialogue between the public and its law enforcement and social services personnel. “I believe in Project Safe Neighborhoods and know that that federal, state and local law enforcement officials recognize that gang violence is a prevalent issue in Manchester. However, this is only successful if there is a two-way dialogue, so I am encouraging everyone to come to this meeting,” Guinta said.

Along with giving the public a change to ask questions and provide comments about public safety, the meeting will give residents an opportunity to hear about public safety programs already in place and what is planned for the future.