Alfonso Robinson

Political activist, online journalist

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A historical look at the opposition towards BRT’s attempt to develop land on Hospital Ave

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In honor to today’s News-Times article that outlines residents continued frustration with the the infamous BRT developer, this cross post from HatCityBLOG has been bumped to the top Corner of Hospital Ave and First Street: Across the street from the BRT/Jeffery Court development While residents around Hospital Avenue are still in an uproar over the […] [Read More]
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VIDEO: Danbury recieves $800,000 federal grant for school program

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cross post from HatCityBLOG Last week, at a press conference at Mill Ridge School, the Connecticut Institute for Communities (CIC) and Danbury School system announced that the city received a 880,000 federal grant to expand the Early Head Start program. Citing the efforts of Congressman Chris Murphy and Senator Chris Dodd in making sure the […] [Read More]
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Danbury school system receives failing grade

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Cross post from Today, ConnCAN released their 2009-10 School Report Cards and top 10 lists and when it comes to overall performance of the Danbury school system, lets just say that their scores are less than impressive… UPDATE: For a breakdown of the methodology of ConnCAN’s report, click here Danbury High School: RANKED: 135 out […] [Read More]
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Joe Lieberman lied to Keith Whamond’s face

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I wonder how Keith Whamond feels about Joe LIEberman lying to his face? A few months ago, the junior senator from the state of Aetna did an online interview with Whamond where he took with a series of questions form the public. Here’s what Joementum said about expanding Medicare. My proposals were to basically expand […] [Read More]
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Ignoring anti-immigrant xenophobia: The Common Council edition

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Three blind mice As I stated in a previous post, Mayor Boughton, his administration, and the elected officials who are directly responsible for dividing this city among ethnic lines are doing everything in their power to make the general public believe that the topic of xenophobia and anti-immigrant racism is not […] [Read More]
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VIDEO: 2010 CT Film festival debate

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG From December’s Common Council meeting, here’s video footage of the 2010 CT Film Festival debate. RELATED POSTS: VIDEO: 2010 CT Film Festival ad-hoc committee meeting: Session one VIDEO: 2010 CT Film Festival ad-hoc comittee meeting: Session two [Read More]
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Ignoring anti-immigrant xenophobia: The last honest man edition

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cross post from HatCityBLOG Hear no racism, see no racism, refuse to acknowledge racism Over the last couple months, people who desire that the topic of immigration would go away are trying to claim that Danbury doesn’t have a racial intolerance problem or that the problem has “toned down”. As indicated by the most recent […] [Read More]
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Common Council honors John Esposito

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cross post from HatCityBLOG November marks the last month of John Esposito’s term on the Common Council. The Democrat from the 4th ward has been a staple on the Council for many decades, serving under the Dyer, Sauer, Eriquez and Boughton administration. There isn’t enough one can say about Esposito as he’s by far the […] [Read More]
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State Elections Enforcement Commission complaint filed against Derek Roy campaign

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One of many fliers from Derek Roy that were on the campus of Western Connecticut State University Questions surrounding the campaign tactics of Derek Roy has led to a complaint filed against the Republican Common Council candidate. Starting with angering military officials with the use of his uniform in a campaign video on YouTube, to […] [Read More]
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Blame yourselves

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG This comment in the News-Times article regarding the passage of the charter revision best sums up my greatest concern with the changes to the city’s version of the U.S. constitution. Lorinda Arconti, meanwhile, said she voted against the proposed changes. “Mainly because of the bonding issue,” she said, referring to the […] [Read More]
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