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Entries Tagged as 'Anthony Bennett'

Himes To Host Forum On Race Relations

July 22nd, 2016 · 13 Comments · News and Events

Congressman Jim Himes on Monday will host a forum to discuss current race relations in America, 6:30 p.m. at the Darien Public Library, 1441 Post Road, Darien. Doors open at 6 p.m.

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Himes Releases Video On Gun Violence Impact, Check Out Alternate Routes “Somewhere In America”

June 29th, 2016 · 3 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

Congressman Jim Himes has released a video that documents the impact gun violence has had on families in Connecticut’s Fourth Congressional District in conjunction with the National Day of Action for Gun Violence Prevention. Video participants include Solmarie Rivera, who lost her 14 year-old son Luis on Christmas Eve last year, a member of You Are Not Alone (YANA), a […]

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Mayoral Race Heats Up In May, 2015 OIB News Highlights

December 25th, 2015 · 3 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

2015 May news highlights: The concept began with former State Rep. Auden Grogins, now on the state bench, and has continued with her State House replacement Steve Stafstrom. The state Department of Transportation has approved the city’s application to provide $3.8 million for a pedestrian bridge over Ash Creek linking Black Rock from Fox Street […]

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Final Mayoral Debates Before Primary

September 9th, 2015 · 17 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

The final two debates before the September 16 Democratic primary will take place Thursday morning at 8 at Housatonic Community College hosted by the Bridgeport Regional Business Council and Thursday night at Mount Aery Baptist Church, 73 Frank Street, from 7 to 9 p.m. organized by Congregations Organized for a New Connecticut.

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The Challenge Of Police And Community Relationships Aired At Church Forum

June 18th, 2015 · 6 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

A responsive rather than reactionary police department was one of the sentiments shared Wednesday night at a forum at Bethel AME Church on Grove Street.

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Pastor Bennett: Racial Divide Makes Us Black And Blue

May 24th, 2015 · 16 Comments · News and Events

In a commentary that first appeared in the Sunday edition of the Connecticut Post, Anthony Bennett, pastor of Mount Aery Baptist Church, writes about the poor condition of race relations in America, asserting “black and white fears are compounded with blue fear as lived out by many law enforcement agencies.” In the aftermath of Freddy […]

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Pastors: Address Larger Racial Issues In Police Department And Community

March 18th, 2015 · 18 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

In response to a story about Mayor Bill Finch’s police recruitment efforts, OIB was contacted by Rev. Anthony Bennett, pastor of Mount Aery Baptist Church, who shared that his full remarks–edited for a news release video issued by the mayor’s office–were not focused on recruitment but rather on the city’s response to the “white power […]

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With Ganim On The Horizon, Finch Pitches Diversity In Police Department Recruitment Effort

March 17th, 2015 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

In an election year, closing in on the deadline to apply for the latest police recruitment class, Mayor Bill Finch was flanked by members of the city’s clergy including Anthony Bennett, Bernadette Maynard-Hickman and Charlie Stallworth (see video), promoting diversity that reflects the makeup of the city. In doing so Finch is reaching out to […]

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